Hey guys, in the you tube link below is a comparison between msaa off to msaa 8x and i couldnt see any difference at all. I was wondering if anyone else could? If not then what's the point of wasting all that gpu power on next to nothing eye candy. I kept changing parts of the video from msaa off to msaa 8x hoping to see some difference but i cant find anything =/
I play 1080p ultra settings, my gpu cant handle msaa 4 or 8x so i just leave it off. However i was referring to that youtube video, since i was considering buying another card just for the sake of playing with msaa on, but if i cant find any difference in that you tube video then why bother?
As for other games, i do notice a fair bit on call of duty, but every other game i barley see it.
Yea i realize that after seeing no extra eye candy what so ever, It doesnt make any sense, why put a feature like msaa if its not noticeable, unless maybe its only noticeable on a 40inch+ screen? I play on a 23inch and still dont see any difference haha.
Ive read a few forums that suggest images are already rendered then down-scaled by the monitor itself, hence why AA isnt really noticeable. Especially the case with newer more high resolution montiors 1080p +.
Also read that msaa can be distinguished if youre running at a lower resolution for e.g. 600 by 800 with msaa on x2 would equal to 1200 x 1600, rendered then down-scaled back to 600 by 800 which creates a sharper image. Which is useless on HD monitors cause the image is already sharp.
i have read a few articles about msaa on far cry 3 and the only thing some have noticed is that the tower cables seem a little jagged in the background and sometimes up close. other then that msaa only makes a difference once you start looking for and you know what it actually does. after i learned what msaa and aa all did i went from playing bf3 on ultra with it off to high with it on just because the jagged edges started to bug me.