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    What is better? FXAA or MSAA?

    It's impossible to prove that it would never be possible but all of the FXAA shaders that are currently widely used are dozens or hundreds of times faster than MSAA on any hardware depending on the FXAA preset, MSAA level, and scene. I have never ever seen any comparison data between the two...
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    What is better? FXAA or MSAA?

    FXAA is very bad at reducing temporal aliasing. MSAA does a MUCH better job. Even timothy lottes, who is often considered the father of FXAA, admits this. Most forms of AA raise image quality. I dare you to say otherwise to a film producer. While better display technology is indeed a...
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    What is better? FXAA or MSAA?

    Use nvidia inspector. It also has a tendency to create annoying artifacts due to oversharpening. Depends on the algorithm. They do have a tendency to blur most if not all of the scene due to the per-pixel nature of the shader. Though obviously the areas with the most aliasing receive the...
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    SGSSAA = the highest quality AA ?

    Yeah you can't set MSAA and SSAA at the same time in CCC: So you're saying that you have to set MSAA in game in order for driver level SSAA to work? If you look around the web you'll find that a lot of people are using AMDs SSAA without setting MSAA in game and even using it in games which...
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    SGSSAA = the highest quality AA ?

    Are you sure about that? I don't have an AMD/ATI card right now but for the last one I had that was not the case, you would set the AA mode to supersampling then set the number of samples. And it worked on eve online which didn't support MSAA at the time. All the screenshots I can find of the...
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    SGSSAA = the highest quality AA ?

    ........aaaaaand I'm back. Temporarily anyways. It's time for one of my trademark wall-of-text posts. That's a subjective topic. For MSAA/CSAA samples I agree with you. If your resolution is over 1MP nearly all geometry aliasing is gone by the time you hit 8 samples on a sparse or...
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    Driver question

    Use nvidia inspector. And as for driver level SSAO in skyrim all you need to do is use the FO3 compatibility bits. Bethesda has a habit of reusing code. Yes but you will have to change the AA mode from enhance to override. Depends on what you want to do. If the game has built in MSAA...
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    BF3 Jet mission going hunting 60FPS no stutter that I see

    Remember that to get 4xSGSSAA working you need to use "enhance the application" AA mode and you must set the in-game deferred MSAA to at least 4x as well.
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    NVIDIA cards - Battlefield 3 microstutter FIX

    Prerendered frames is known to cause microstuttering in some games if it's set too high and did cause microstuttering in BC2. I think I also remember a dice developer on twitter telling everyone to set pre-rendered frames to 0 if they were experiencing microstuttering.
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    How much is BF3 pushing PC graphics?

    It doesn't matter, at least they had a setting for low end hardware. I don't care if it looks like shit if it allows my friends to play it without going out and buying a $120+ video card. Adding in the cost of the necessary hardware upgrades that many people will need makes that game too damn...
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    BF3 Jet mission going hunting 60FPS no stutter that I see

    Use 4xSGSSAA with nvidia nhancer and turn off FXAA, you might have the only rig on the planet capable of doing it at a decent framerate.
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    How much is BF3 pushing PC graphics?

    This actually makes sense. I'm a lot more inclined to believe that they did this on purpose for balance reasons than believe they were just ridiculously incompetent. This was a major complaint in previous BF games where players sometimes ran the game on low settings on purpose to gain an...
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    How much is BF3 pushing PC graphics?

    This is not true. An $80 video card (GT 440 for example) plays nearly anything at a decent framerate if you lower settings and/or resolution. But not bf3, no chance in hell. Even crysis/crysis warhead/crysis 2 will run fine on a GT 440 on low settings at a high resolution. I'm pretty sure...
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    How much is BF3 pushing PC graphics?

    I know I will get some flame posts for saying this but I strongly believe bf3 looks like crap compared to crysis/cyrsis warheadcrysis 2/metro 2033 and probably others. I feel like the only person on the planet that is not impressed with frostbite 2 at all. The over the top lens flares, color...
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    BF3 Post AA?

    As far as this particular game is concerned. FXAA (post-processing): Post-processing shader (pixel shader). After an image is rendered FXAA finds edges in the image and blurs them. It has almost no performance hit but does an excellent job at removing aliasing on everything. Low/medium/high...
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