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NvViolator
02-26-04, 11:19 AM
Can someone tell me if its possible with forceware 56.56 drivers to have 16xaf, and if so how to enable it.
Thanks guys.

MUYA
02-26-04, 01:12 PM
Its not directly possible. However, if yu enable 8X AA or something and 8X af, the quality of the AF is much better than 8X AF by itself in OpenGL or somehting. It was in thread here not so long ago. Good luck getting any performance though.

fivefeet8
02-26-04, 03:08 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23427\

8xsFSAA+8xAF is very playable on older games, quake3, Silent Hill 2 PC, and MotoGp2 PC with the high end Nvidia cards. ;)

StealthHawk
02-26-04, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by NvViolator
Can someone tell me if its possible with forceware 56.56 drivers to have 16xaf, and if so how to enable it.
Thanks guys.

Use 8x AF plus 8xS AA or
8x AF plus 4x Super Sampling AA.

NvViolator
02-27-04, 05:40 PM
So does this mean 16 anio filtering is not available at all.

NvViolator
02-27-04, 05:43 PM
So does this mean 16xAF is not possible. Also what is supper sampling AA, is it different from regular AA set in the driver control panel.
Thanks for the replys guys.

StealthHawk
02-28-04, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by NvViolator
So does this mean 16xAF is not possible. Also what is supper sampling AA, is it different from regular AA set in the driver control panel.
Thanks for the replys guys.

Correct. You can't get 16x AF. You can only approximate 16x AF by using 8x AF and the FSAA modes mentioned.

Super Sampling AA is one method of AA, typically referred to as a software solution, because it can hypothetically be done on any hardware(specs allowing) by the driver. It works by increasing the resolution and downsizing the result, which causes a rather large drain on fillrate and memory bandwidth. This is different from Multisample AA that is employed by recent cards from NVIDIA and ATI, where the AA is hardware assisted and relies mainly on memory bandwidth to sustain performance.

The control panel really doesn't offer many modes that actually exist in the driver. Depending on your card, it will show RGMS 2x, OGMS 4x, Quincunx, 6x(really 12x- hybrid of MS/SS), and 8x(hybrid of MS/SS) if you own a gfFX. Pretty sure that both gf3 and gf4 will be sans "6x" and 8x in the control panel, and only have the first 3 options.

I recommend viewing these two threads, which do a better explanation job and contain screenshots illustrating in practice what I'm saying.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25401

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23427