Originally Posted by almighty15
That's one game... I. General the AMD do so much better with AA then Nvidia do and it's been like that since AMD released the 4000 series...
From Hardocp review of Tomb Raider.......
The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was playable at 1920x1080 with FXAA enabled. All other graphics options were enabled at the highest setting, including TressFX. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition averaged 50.4 FPS at these settings. With 2X SSAA enabled the framerate dropped in to the mid 30's, and was a little too slow for us to call it playable. We had to settle for only using FXAA on this video card. We simply were unable to turn on either 2X or 4X SSAA while running TressFX. The added lag made the game too slow, and created environments where we could not successfully kill enemies or navigate through puzzles. Still, we felt that FXAA provided us an alternative to using no AA. We will compare how each video card does with each level of aliasing on shortly, and the image quality that it will provide.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 was fast enough to enable 2X SSAA at 1080p. It averaged 44.4 FPS with all graphics options set to ultimate. TressFX was also enabled. During the first half of the mission the framerate did not drop under 40 much while we had control of Lara. Each run through provided smooth and consistent gameplay with reflective framerates. The performance dropped between 35 and 45 FPS after about 5 minutes when we were fighting a boss, and fell off even farther in the cutscenes afterward. The lower framerates at the end of the run through did not effect our gameplay. Most of this area is full of close up cut scenes and cinematics.
So yet another game where Nvidia does fine. I have more examples to post but all of this is all missing the point.
The point was we had someone stated that Nvidia can't handle msaa. It is generally accepted as true that yes, AMD does do better. But one doing slightly better than the other doesn't mean that the other "can't handle" it because a statement like that is quite simply not the truth.