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The pixel (smallest addressable area) of a picture refers to a binary number within a mapped memory location. They are usually square shaped. When they are mapped in close proximity to form a line, it creates a jagged edge effect. AA simply tried to smooth the edges out. AA smoothes the edges. MSAA blurs the edges for a similar effect. In other words, the higher the AA, the better the game will look overall with smooth edges
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