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Windows 7: Gaming at 1080p with AA

29 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Gaming at 1080p with AA

quick queston. so i just bought a 1080p monitor (in my specs) but with 1080p, do you really need to have a high AA, or does it turn up kinda useless to use anti aliasing?

like in more stressful games. bf3, metro, etc....

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29 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
quick queston. so i just bought a 1080p monitor (in my specs) but with 1080p, do you really need to have a high AA, or does it turn up kinda useless to use anti aliasing?

like in more stressful games. bf3, metro, etc....
Most of the time when game settings dictate what to use unless you turn them up yourself

Newer games already turns up the settings to max if the GPU allows it games like Bioshock Infinite etc

So games max out just because of the GPU other than this you may need to adjust AA usually is at 2 or 4 depending on the game but the one's like Max Payne III uses every bit and then some I think it's 16x on Max Payne III and that is default GPU settings

I am giving you my settings by the way because I am using top tier cards results varies but if you are getting a 760 or R9280 it should max them out
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29 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

no i mean at 1080p, will there be jaggies and broken straight lines like there are on lower resolutions? my monitor is 23" so its a bit small for 1080 which means a higher pixel density and sharper image.

i thought because of a higher pixel density, a lower AA could be used or no AA at all because of the higher pixel density.
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29 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
no i mean at 1080p, will there be jaggies and broken straight lines like there are on lower resolutions? my monitor is 23" so its a bit small for 1080 which means a higher pixel density.

i thought because of a higher pixel density, a lower AA could be used. or no AA at all.
Only if you are playing with Vsync off that is when tearing begins

I can't run with Vsync off or i'll be getting 300+ frames and tearing more powerful GPU the more Vsync is needed so I suggest using Vsync all the time and it should be smooth as butter baby

Again most games dictate settings unless you change it in the settings it's the only other way around it
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29 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

This will explain what AA truly does and this will remove all doubt

Definition of Antialiasing for PC Video Cards
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29 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I use x2 at 1080 but I stop notching Jaggies at x4 anything more I can't really notice it. Though you could play with as off and it still not too bad like a lower resolution would be. Just test it your self and set to what you think is best.
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29 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I use x2 at 1080 but I stop notching Jaggies at x4 anything more I can't really notice it. Though you could play with as off and it still not too bad like a lower resolution would be. Just test it your self and set to what you think is best.
ok cool, thats what i was asking. thanks! yea ill just have to play around. hopefully on more taxing games i can turn it down a little and gain some better performance
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30 Sep 2013   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Just test it your self and set to what you think is best.
Exactly. Let your eyes be the judge on a game by game basis. In some the jaggies can be more noticeable regardless of resolution and depending on the performance hit you can crank the AA up to what you like. As mentioned x4 is almost always sufficient unless you tend to stare at static images a lot. Even then the difference between x4 and x32 etc is extremely difficult to discern.
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30 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Im my opinion, if you are actually engaging and playing the game you won't even notice anything aliasing, thus a small amount of AA it more then enough. You would only really want to crank it up for the use of high resolution screen shots.

I personally play with no AA on, but then again I play at 2560x1600 which makes aliasing far less of a problem, and I don't even notice the aliasing. Maybe its from the years of playing games at the lowest possible settings at low low resolutions (like at 1024x768) which accustomed me to seeing them.
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03 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
quick queston. so i just bought a 1080p monitor (in my specs) but with 1080p, do you really need to have a high AA, or does it turn up kinda useless to use anti aliasing?

like in more stressful games. bf3, metro, etc....
No it's not like using AA on a 1080p is useless coz Anti-Aliasing basically improves the quality of image by removing the jagged edges but at a cost of sacrificing some frames but if the game is properly optimized and takes full advantage of your hardware and drivers so it'll perform well but let me get back to the real point... having resolutions lower or even higher than 1080p you still need to use AA if you want to get rid of these jaggy edges which are noticeable without a blink
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