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which is more important you think?
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I would say Aniso Tropic Filtering, or all texture detail will dissapear with more distance,

anti aliasing only ''removes'' jagged edges in videogames, and the ambient occlusian only adds dark edges near corners etc to make it look more natural lighted.

So i would say Anisotropic filtering, without it games look like the ps2/xbox age
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I would say Aniso Tropic Filtering, or all texture detail will dissapear with more distance,

anti aliasing only ''removes'' jagged edges in videogames, and the ambient occlusian only adds dark edges near corners etc to make it look more natural lighted.

So i would say Anisotropic filtering, without it games look like the ps2/xbox age

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Aniso Tropic Filtering is very light so there is really no point in not having it set to x16 (unless you are really short on power).

AA is quite heavy as is AO usually. AO is quite a subtle effect so I prioritize AA over it. So 2xMSAA or even 4xMSAA first then low quality AO (sometimes called SSAO) then bump up the AA to x8 and max AO as the very last option (set it to HSAO or whatever its called in the game).
    
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is it me or does MSAA make the game a bit darker? and for a game like far cry 3 it gives you like 3 options for AO, HSAO, SSAO, HBAO, etc. Also no. of rendered frames in buffer... confusing stuff.
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Agreed, I always put Aniso Tropic Filtering on first, then try some AA (this is more noticeable when gaming at lower resolutions). Then if all is good I'll put on the AO.
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Occlusion no doubt, I can't play games like Battlefield without HBAO Or Far Cry 3 without HDAO (Which is hell damn amazing in comparison with HBAO and SSAO) I mostly disable AA for more performance, specially on Crysis 3, MSAA Is heavy as a big sack of balls.
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Anisotropic filtering no doubt. However, I think a lot of this has to do with the game being played. When I play an RPG like skyrim, you can get by with absolutely no AA and the game still look beautiful. However, take away the anisotropic filtering and I cringe with disgust.

BUT, if I play a game like Farcry 3 that relies heavily on occlusion and fake shadow outlining, occlusion is my highest priority.
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Anisotropic Filtering definitely for me, especially since its virtually free these days. Cant stand blurry textures. AA next then HDAO.
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