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I just turned on 4xMSAA on BF3, my card can actually handle it :O and still gives me 60-70fps biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 37
Oh gosh no...I would sacrifice resolution before sacrificing AA. It is just one of those things that my eyes really like to see.

Though with that said, I don't think there is a lot difference between 4XAA and 32XAA. I typically just have 4xAA set at the driver level and roll with it, but even 2xAA makes a world of difference in my opinion. Heh, even though graphics don't mean a lot to me; I got to have my AA. I don't need lifelike graphics, but if there is a straight line I want it to be straight and not all jagged.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/25/13 at 7:00am
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post #13 of 37
Absolutely can't play without AA. It takes too much away from the smoothness / art of the game by having jittery edges all over the place.

I'd far prefer to turn my game down from high to medium settings and keep AA then turn AA off and keep high settings. No point increasing textures, effects, etc. if they are all going to be ruined due to aliasing. thumb.gif

On that note - I throw on as much AA as possible at all times and if the game is older, I'll force SSAA on as well. Due to my love for AA, it was a big reason in me getting a 7970GE - I needed the extra memory and bandwidth biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 37
Well, considering my GPU can't handle using any AA. No. tongue.gif
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lol... lowering the resolution would benefit from higher AA.
 
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post #16 of 37

Usually I use FXAA or none at all (in modern games, at least.) If I have plenty of horsepower to spare, I'll put MSAA on.

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lol... lowering the resolution would benefit from higher AA.

I don't think any one is disputing that...

I said I would sacrifice resolution before AA, but that means if my GPU couldn't do 1080p with 2xAA I'd drop to 720p with AA on then run at 1080p with no AA...and probably submit an order for a new GPU at the same time.
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post #18 of 37
I simply can't stand the blur of FXAA/post processing, so thats an insta-disable. Since I game at 2560x1440, I usually use x2 AA.

Frames are always solid despite the title thanks to my preferences.
 
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post #19 of 37
Nope. Games look unbelievably better when downsampled. The difference is mind-boggling sometimes. So much better than what in-game AA will allow. So I always go as downsample as performance will allow. I add any AA on top of that if I can.

EDIT: This thread physically hurts me. I must leave it.
Edited by jim2point0 - 3/25/13 at 9:58am
post #20 of 37
I always play without AA. When you play at 1920x1080+, the edges are already smooth enough.
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