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I'm rocking a single 560ti at 1080p. so if I have 8xAA and very high detail, it completely cripples my system. I'm getting something like 20fps.

I'm taking screen shots and comparing the difference, but I think I like no AA and max detail better rather than lowering detail with AA. What are your guys' preferences?


Btw, no AA and very high detail I'm still only getting 50-60fps.
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AA is always a perfromance killer because it has to sample each frame to do the process. So at 8x AA it has to sample the frame 8 times!

When you get to larger resolutions it seems that you done need to have such high AA to maintain image quality. Its all personal preference.

Your getting good performance from you system. 1080 is alot of pixles for a 560 to keep up with.
Edited by Hawk777th - 4/21/11 at 5:39pm
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I usually go 2x aa then as much details as that will allow, not just for this game but games in general.
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My Unlocked HD 6950 handles Crysis @ 1080p 8AA just fine, always 30fps+. AA if you are worried about fps can be ignored.
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here are two screenshots. yes it is just a turtle, and yes i just started the game... but it shows a great difference in detail in the turtle shell and sand. personal preference, i think im going max detail, and AA if possible.


8xAA, high detail



0xAA, very high detail
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post #6 of 11
My 460 gets 30-40 at 4xAA.
Its usually 40+ on my monitor and somewhere just above 30 on my buddies 1080p.

It still looks plenty purty on 4xAA.

In the end Detail ends up being a little more important than AA. 2xAA and High Detail is fine.
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we'd like to have both but, i usually max out details first before i touch AA
AA is like a nice icing on the cake when u have extra performance to spare.
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Weird because my card maxed out playing crysis with 8xAA im getting around 40 FPS with no OC. This must be a very good card then.
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Weird because my card maxed out playing crysis with 8xAA im getting around 40 FPS with no OC. This must be a very good card then.
That is pretty good. What resolution is your monitor? And what other settings were you playing at besides AA?
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Why worry about AA with Crysis? Just turn it off. I can't tell the difference between 2xAA and 8xAA, at least not to the point where the performance trade-off is worth it. If you had a card that could do 200FPS in Crysis at Very High, sure, turn on AA, but we don't have that. The performance hit isn't worth it.

Also, with AA off, you instead get EdgeAA, which isn't really AA and has a slight blur, but it also smooths the foliage, which AA does not. So, it's a trade-off. Even without AA, you still sort of get it, and then some.

If you really need AA, stick to 2x, but it's a travesty to use "just" High on a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I play at Very High AND have alot of stuff raised even further with CVars. There's no way I'd trade that for some AA that does a bit better on the gun than the EdgeAA already does (which you'll never notice when moving), and lose the foliage AA atop that (some do prefer the sharper look but I can't stand the pixels/jaggies with the leaves).
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