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And one of many reasons I wish my Titans was EVGA instead of ASUS (Though, to be fair, ASUS was pretty good - excellent even - about my RMA'd blown Titan, exception that proves the rule?).
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Personally i'm a big fan of shader based anti aliasing such as FXAA. The latest iteration of FXAA looks very nice, and sharp; 8X MSAA looks blurry to my eyes and I don't like that. Not to mention, at 1600p, 8X MSAA can eat up more than 1GB of VRAM by itself while FXAA uses zero VRAM. At 4k resolution, 8X MSAA can use up more than 2GB of VRAM by itself. Personally I think the situation is hilarious because 10 years ago, VRAM was used by game assets. Textures and all that sort of thing. Now in this day and age because of consoles, anti aliasing is using literally 3-4 times the amount of VRAM than game assets are. This happens as the norm in just about every game with a high end GPU. AA using more VRAM than game assets. Sad and funny. One of the few exceptions to this is if you mod a game such as Skyrim, then the balance is properly restored.

This is why I don't use anything more than 2-4X MSAA, 8X MSAA is just the stupid overkill setting (IN MY OPINION). As icing on the cake, FXAA doesn't hit performance appreciably - but we all know that 8X MSAA causes a ridiculous performance hit.

Do note, i'm just saying my opinion on the state of AA. If someone else likes something else, great. Not saying either way is wrong. If someone prefers MSAA that's cool with me, not trying to argue over what AA method is the best.
Yeah. I kind of flip flop on FXAA depending on the game. In some games (like Metro:LL) it looks fantastic and crisp, and in others (like GW2) it looks like a blurry mess.

After playing Crysis 3 though I'm really coming to appreciate SMAA. At 1X-2X there's virtually no performance penalty and it seems to eliminate aliasing on par with FXAA minus the texture blur.
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Until an IPS monitor can pass this test I linked below, they will never be equal to TN for motion quality.

http://www.testufo.com/photo#photo=toronto-map.png
Source.

I love the color reproduction of my IPS but when it comes to motion blur, there really is no contest.

But the true test is gaming; not 'benchmark's. I've never come across anything that's even remotely the same as those tests (UFO and Map).
 
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Do we know if the EVGA BACKPLATES from the...
  • GTX 780 3gb
  • GTX 780 Classified 3gb
... will work on the same new EVGA Step Up 6GB graphics cards?
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Do we know if the EVGA BACKPLATES from the...
  • GTX 780 3gb
  • GTX 780 Classified 3gb
... will work on the same new EVGA Step Up 6GB graphics cards?

Yeah, they will work. Only thing that should be changing is double density VRAM modules. Same number of modules. Blocks/Backplates/etc will all continue to work.
 
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Yeah, they will work. Only thing that should be changing is double density VRAM modules. Same number of modules. Blocks/Backplates/etc will all continue to work.
Would the backplate fit on a 780 ti 6gb as well?
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What could you possibly need 6GB of vram for other than video editing and rendering? I am not downing on it since I have 4GB myself. But most games can't even use it, let alone be optimized for it. It seems like it would be a little overkill, especially when you SLI the cards.
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What could you possibly need 6GB of vram for other than video editing and rendering? I am not downing on it since I have 4GB myself. But most games can't even use it, let alone be optimized for it. It seems like it would be a little overkill, especially when you SLI the cards.
I need it since I have multiple screens and I plan on buying Skyrim and installing a ton of mods. Plus who knows if a game in the near future will demand more vram even with a low amount of AA. Besides, I want a 780 ti so I might as well get the 6gb version.
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Well... I'm screwed. I had 2 days left on my step-up when they announced this. Now 3 days later, the step-up is still not available and now my step-up period is over. mad.gif
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