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I'm fairly new to PC gaming and was wondering if anyone had a guide or something about what the various graphics settings in games are and what they do. A friend sent me a link to this guide and I'm reading it. It seems to be a good starting point but I wanted to throw this question out here to see if anyone on here has a better or different guide they've used.
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Every game is different. Look at tweakguides and GeForce Experience for individual games. But just so you know, most people don't know what exactly graphics settings are or what they do. You don't have to know everything in order to enjoy PC gaming.

I use this website for info on anti-aliasing: http://naturalviolence.webs.com/aa.htm
Edited by boredgunner - 11/22/13 at 11:47am
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that's a pretty good guide. the only thing it didn't mention is that generally speaking the higher your resolution, the less anti aliasing is needed. or a more correct way to say that is the higher your pixel density (PPI: pixels per inch) the less you need anti aliasing because the pixels are so small your eyes has a hard time picking out the pixelation. at the same time the higher your resolution, the less time your brain has to process the pixelation per frame on the screen so it tends to ignore more of the pixelation. resulting in that you don't perceive as much pixelation as you would on lower resolution especially if the image is moving.
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

Every game is different. Look at tweakguides and GeForce Experience for individual games. But just so you know, most people don't know what exactly graphics settings are or what they do. You don't have to know everything in order to enjoy PC gaming.

I use this website for info on anti-aliasing: http://naturalviolence.webs.com/aa.htm

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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

that's a pretty good guide. the only thing it didn't mention is that generally speaking the higher your resolution, the less anti aliasing is needed. or a more correct way to say that is the higher your pixel density (PPI: pixels per inch) the less you need anti aliasing because the pixels are so small your eyes has a hard time picking out the pixelation. at the same time the higher your resolution, the less time your brain has to process the pixelation per frame on the screen so it tends to ignore more of the pixelation. resulting in that you don't perceive as much pixelation as you would on lower resolution especially if the image is moving.

Thanks for the help guys.
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