Okay, i'm not sure if this only works for me or what but here's what you do. If you run Crysis on a high resolution somewhere in the 1280's than run it on high to very high texture detail, high object detail, with a medium shader and maybe medium shadows(not sure if it goes with it but oh well) with anti-aliasing off, it will run smoother, increasing FPS drasticaly while all the same looking exactly as if it was on, now im not saying it will look anything like x8 or x16 but it will look about as good as x2, and your FPS will be 10-15 frames better. I'm still figuring it out but i'm pretty sure if you have the shader detail running on anything higher than low than your pretty much garunteed better runtime and the same affect as minor anti aliasing.
I dont understand what you really want to say?:uhoh:
basicaly, by turning Shaders to medium, high, or very high, it will look the same as if anti aliasing x2 was on when AA is actualy off. I'm not sure if this only works for me but it's a little graphical trick that helped me get ALOT of FPS back.
Adeptus Moderatus We purge with chain and bolter
22nd May 2005
That's an interesting trick. AA x2 isn't that much, but if it helps your FPS I think it's worth the trade. Especially for the lower - mid end comps
But turning the shaders to high or very high isn't going to reduce the fps as well??
arcadeplayer987;4042447But turning the shaders to high or very high isn't going to reduce the fps as well??
AA reduces your fps by maybe 20 or 25 frames, shaders only reduce it by maybe 10 - 12 fps, depending on your comp... So your getting a pretty solid FPS increase, and it's not really reducing the quality, if your a person, like me, who can deal with AA x2 looking graphics than this is for you. Just turn teh shader up and turn the AA off.
I'm not using AA at all for Crysis, reason is cause the 2900 XT generally seems to suck at AA sadly. Kinda disappointed in ATI lately.
NedStar;4042953I'm not using AA at all for Crysis, reason is cause the 2900 XT generally seems to suck at AA sadly. Kinda disappointed in ATI lately.
No, it doesn't turn on AA, it gives you the smae image quality as AA x2 though, it's got a better framerate and looks better too.
I played with all at high and the graphic was awesome, anyway the difference from high to very high is not that big so the only thing I couldn't do was AA