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What Anti-Aliasing does?

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August 16, 2002 6:59:49 PM

I ran Max Payne Demo without Anti-Aliasing at 1024 x 768 x 16 bit and with 2x Anti-Aliasing with same resolution and color. I did not find any difference between with or without AA.

My Hardware:

Duron 1 GHz
MSI K7N420-Pro mobo
GeForce2 Integrated GPU 32 MB Shared VRAM

My question: Is there any benefit from Anti-Aliasing?

More about : anti aliasing

August 16, 2002 8:11:27 PM

I should make things look nicer. If you don't notice it, disable it because it decreases performance.

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August 16, 2002 9:31:22 PM

What anti-aliasing does?? well, it removes jaggies on lines (usually on diagonal lines) like the edge of a car. edge of water. building edges... it also smoothens the edges so they look natural. from very close up, you can see how AA fades edges. visit these websites for examples:
http://www.etestinglabs.com/bi/cont1998/199807/vendgam4...
http://www.tashian.com/htmlguide/textpics.html

oh yea, no AA = FASTER GAMING, LESS QUALITY IN PICTURE

2xAA = MEDIUM SPEED GAMING, MEDIUM QUALITY PICTURE

4xAA = HIGH QUALITY PICTURE, SLOW GAMING (recommended for very fast GPU's only)


real philosophy of life: "do onto others what you dont want them do onto you"
August 16, 2002 10:47:05 PM

Yeah, AA is really noticable on old gamez. Like tomb raider 2. You will see the 2x difference, and the 4x difference is like night/day. Same deal with ff7 and thief1. And the beauty of the hole deal iz: you can play at 16x1200, 32 bit, 4x AA, and it's still pulling over 30fps; minimum.

If you have a mainboard gpu, maximum payne will *crawl* with AA turned on. Turn that right the heck off, and see if you can turn up the textures a notch instead...
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