Originally Posted by rdr09
C3 is one game that you need msaa. it is not BF3.
i would understand if op is using a rez like 1440 where 2MSAA might work but not 1080.
Msaa is no where near as effective in Crysis 3 at removing jaggies as compared to Smaa, also its a huge performance hit by comparison compared to Smaa and for what? it doesnt help with any of the vegetation or grass and Crysis 3 is full of those things.
2XSmaa for example looks better than 4XMsaa in Crysis 3 and doesnt take nearly the performance hit of MSAA.
This has nothing to do with the res he is gaming at, it has to do with the fact of how AA is applied to the entire scene with smaa vs msaa. The guy is already struggling somewhat with the settings he is using you are suggesting that he goes to 8XMSAA which is going to cripple his performance even more, clocking his CPU to 4.3ghz will give him a good boost if he leaves his choice of AA the way that it is.
I have a 2700K at 4.8 ghz and a R9 290X at 1200mhz core, I have no trouble maxing out everything in Crysis 3 except for AA which I use smaaX4 and you would be hard pressed to find a jaggie in site. I have tried 8XMSAA and the perf hit is tremendous compared to the smaaX4.
As for the BF3 comment I run 4XMSAA and Force Supersampling for the alpha textures, just because I can and keep 60fps. Edited by Niberius - 3/29/14 at 7:49pm