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I was playing BFBC2 recently and I didn't notice much difference, if any that I could see at 16xAA or 32xCSAA. Do you guys think it's worth it? I know consoles this gen would never reach that power, but do you tone it down to maintain a better FPS?
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post #2 of 9
4xAA is the minimum for me, but if the GPU can run it, why not put it on 32xCSAA?


though, my 15 inch 1080p screen is so small for such a resolution that AA is not needed too much.
     
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I see no point in anything over 4xAA if you are running 1080p or higher.
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I was playing BFBC2 recently and I didn't notice much difference, if any that I could see at 16xAA or 32xCSAA. Do you guys think it's worth it? I know consoles this gen would never reach that power, but do you tone it down to maintain a better FPS?
You can't really base this off BFBC2 alone.

BFBC2 only applies AA to certain objects.

Having said that, I think anything over 8x is overkill for the most part.

I think the sweet spot is setting the in game AA to 4x or 8x and then messing around with transparency based AA and such in the Control Panel.
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It's all a balancing act. I crank up settings as far as I can before performance starts degrading. AA is the first thing to turn down since its effects after 2x start becoming small.

If you get great performance maxed out with 16xAA that's fantastic, but AA is NEVER worth choppy game play for me.
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leave AA at around 8x or so and turn on 2x TSSAA in nvidia control panel.
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Can't see any differences over 4xAA but if a game runs choppy at that setting it's either upgrade time or a crappy console port.
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I see no point in anything over 4xAA if you are running 1080p or higher.
This is how I feel. I prefer higher FPS than the minute reduction in "jaggies" that I see above 4X AA. That's just my opinion.
    
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If you at 1080p no need for AA higher than 4x, but make sure you ramp up your AF so you get best quality.

My resolution 6040x1080 <---lol max of 2x AA at that res
 
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