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Which AA would give the best quality image in gaming?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, i have been reading about the types of Anti Aliasing and so different AAs have different performance hit and quality. I see Nvidia has that TXAA which doesn't please a lot of gamers, why? Since TXAA is only for optimized games for it, which other AA is good as it is (if it really is). Which one do you use? Is it possible to use more than 1 type of AA at the same time?

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But how good is best? I mean, is it worth to sacrifice your frame rate just so you can get a barely noticable enhancement that won't even be noticeable in movement? I would try out all the different AAs and try to find a good mix of performance and image quality


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Downsampling AKA increasing the resolution is the best option.... next would be Supersampling, Multisampling, and finally FXAA blegh. blur of crap.


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Downsampling AKA increasing the resolution is the best option.... next would be Supersampling, Multisampling, and finally FXAA blegh. blur of crap.

Downsampling is TXAA right?


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Downsampling is TXAA right?

 

Nah, downsampling is purely just increasing the resolution to like.. 3200x1800 for instance or 4k(3840x2100) it naturally is an AA because it increases the definition of EVERYTHING. TXAA is a combination of sorts that Nvidia created. Its not bad but i'd go for other types of AA if I had the horsepower. Here is a guide to downsample. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509076


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Ok so if i downsample, it would have a better image quality than Supersampling or TXAA?


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Ok so if i downsample, it would have a better image quality than Supersampling or TXAA?

Downsampling is the most effective of any kind of "anti-aliasing".  For example, if you have a PC that can run Witcher 2 with ubersampling, do that and turn off all of the other AA's.


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Everything is inferior to Downsampling in quality, the cost however is that Downsampling takes more power than other methods though older games can be run Downsampled with AA as well resulting in ridiculous image quality.


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Hm, but i cant and there is no need to have SS on when i have downsampled a game like watchdogs...vram will be an issue as Nvidia said in there.

But when i downsample, does it affect the refresh rate? Say I get the Asus Swift 1440p momitor and I downsample a game at 4K. The refresh rate will fall 144Hz to 60Hz so 60 FPS max (which i wont be able to get)? If yes, then would i have a stock refresh rate if i go back to native 1440p?


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Hey, i have been reading about the types of Anti Aliasing and so different AAs have different performance hit and quality. I see Nvidia has that TXAA which doesn't please a lot of gamers, why? Since TXAA is only for optimized games for it, which other AA is good as it is (if it really is). Which one do you use? Is it possible to use more than 1 type of AA at the same time?

Let's say the GPU im gaming on here is GTX 780 6gb on 2560x1440p screen with i7 4790k, 16gb ram.

you can force up to 32x AA in the Nvidia control panel on most games , if you have SLi you can do 64x


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