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Ahead of our launch-day graphics guide, we’ve put together a tech video and some max-quality screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Between the assets, you’ll see the following features that go above and beyond the next-gen graphics making waves in early reviews:

NVIDIA HBAO+ adds realistic Ambient Occlusion shadowing and shading around objects and surfaces that occlude light, with a considerably-higher degree of precision than previous AO techniques.
NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows add contact hardening soft shadows throughout the game, increasing image quality by a significant degree.
NVIDIA TXAA temporal anti-aliasing eliminates the distracting movement of anti-aliased lines and edges, and also eliminates other artifacts associated with anti-aliasing. Edge anti-aliasing is comparable with 8xMSAA, but at the performance cost of 4xMSAA.
Higher-resolution textures, effects and assets make full use of the available VRAM and system RAM of PCs, adding extra detail even at 3840x2160, the next-generation 4K Gaming resolution.
High-precision light rays increase the quality and fidelity of environmental lighting.


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http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-nvidia-enhancements-revealed



i have to sat those 4k shots are kinda good


1st AC4 screenshots that impressed me
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I really hope this game is well optimized this time
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I still see a bunch of jaggies...
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Scenery looks great. Reminds me a lot of Crysis and Crysis Warhead.

I'm interested to see how the free running will be, now that they've swapped brick and stone buildings for trees and vines.



What's up with these floating people/shadows?
   
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adding extra detail even at 3840x2160, the next-generation 4K Gaming resolution

Everyone forget to tell MS and Sony about this? I thought next-gen was sub-1080p resolutions!thumb.gif
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I really hope this game is well optimized this time

I really hope is not boring as &^$* this time.

ACIII was a piece of garbage, and that's coming from a big fan of the series.

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Looks pretty good, but nothing ground-breaking. Beach screenies remind me of a Crysis with a high resolution texture pack running under DX9 (no light shafts/clouds/volumetric dust)
   
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I really hope is not boring as &^$* this time.
ACIII was a piece of garbage, and that's coming from a big fan of the series.
My thoughts exactly but from everything i have read and heard it is much improved. I will be playing it for sure. Wither it works on pc or not will decide if I get it on pc or just get the wii u version.
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My thoughts exactly but from everything i have read and heard it is much improved. I will be playing it for sure. Wither it works on pc or not will decide if I get it on pc or just get the wii u version.
Really? I loved them all, I think the older ones where slower though.
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They look good but they're still as deceptive as every other press shot. Looks like 4K with SSAA to me. Like anyone is going to be able to run 4K with that kind of AA.

Edit: More impressed by the texture detail holding up at that resolution.
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