View Full Version : "Texture Sharpening" - big performance hit

12-30-02, 11:11 AM
I had gotten my AA:O benchmark (Rifle Marksmanship start, 1280x1024, max quality) to 45fps, but then all of a sudden it went down to 35fps. After losing a lot of hair (;)), I finally figured it out: the Texture Sharpening option did it! This is just a FYI, letting you guys know that it makes a big performance drop, even without anti-aliasing on.

12-30-02, 02:10 PM
Even with AA & AF off? I thought it only worked when they were on?

Thanks for the tip, I'll avoid monkeying with that particular setting. :)

12-30-02, 04:59 PM
That's what I thought too, but it DEFINITELY causes a big framerate drop even if AA and AF are disabled. It could possibly be something new with the 42.01 drivers.

The Baron
12-30-02, 05:25 PM
It's an additional level of AF mixed with something else, possibly LOD adjustments. This came up before, but I forget what the consensus was.