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whats the difference? I looked it up on google but it doesnt give me a straightforward answer.

also, whats the difference between 16X and 16xQ?
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whats the difference? I looked it up on google but it doesnt give me a straightforward answer.

also, whats the difference between 16X and 16xQ?

MSAA and CSAA are just different ways to get the same result really.

I think CSAA is just more efficient.

X16 = Distance
Q = Enhanced quality
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MSAA= multi-sample anti aliasing
CSAA= custom sample anti aliasing

I believe that CSAA is the same as MSAA but they use a slightly more performance-oriented way to do it, at a slight cost of quality. Could be wrong though. IIRC, ATI is the only one with CSAA, so it may be more of a marketing thing than any appreciable difference to the other types.
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X16 = Distance
Q = Enhanced quality

The number has nothing to do with the distance. It has to do with the quality of the anti-aliasing applied.

Q means enhanced quality, but what it does in practice, I'm not sure. It lowers your framerate.

Honestly, OP, there isn't much point in all this stuff. It's meant to make the game look better at the cost of FPS, so use whatever makes aliasing undetectable to your eye and change it to whatever type gives you the best performance, while looking good.
    
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