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ben6
11-10-06, 01:29 PM
I had the FRAPs counter going and I noticed something very interesting. Anyway, here are some benchmark scores from a EVGA 8800GTS+ FEARXP and why some of the reviews tell you only half the story when only benchmarking with no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF

Settings: Driver override of AA settings. AF Opt off, Transparency AA set to Supersampling, Gamma Correct AA enabled. no AA no AF, 2x AA 16x AF, 4x AA 16x AF, 8x AA 16x AF, 8XQ AA 16x AF, 16x AA 16x AF, 16XQ AA 16x AF. Note the new CSAA modes are virtually identical in performance.'

Forgot System: Kentsfield Intel Qx6700 Intel 975XBX2 motherboard, 2 GB Corsair 1066MHz DDR2 memory SLI EPP certified, 2 74GB WD Raptor HDDs Fresh install of XP

FEAR
1280x960

no AA no af
8800gts 143

2X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 107


4x AA 16x AF
8800GTS 81

8X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 70

8XQ AA 16X AF
8800GTS 54

16x AA 16X AF
8800GTS 71

16xq AA 16x AF
8800GTS 39

1600X1200
no aa no af
8800gts 106

2X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 77

4X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 58

8X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 49

8XQ AA 16X AF
8800GTS 35

16X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 50

16XQ AA 16x AF
8800GTS 24


2048X1536
no AA no AF
8800GTS 77

2X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 52

4X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 35

8X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 32

8XQ AA 16X AF
8800GTS 17

16X AA 16X AF
8800GTS 33

16XQ AA 16X AF
8800GTS 12

Redeemed
11-10-06, 04:18 PM
Seems that 16xAA/16xAF is the sweet spot for the GTS. So? It does AA differently than previous generations- that would explain the discrepency in your numbers.

stevemedes
11-10-06, 04:41 PM
Looks good.

ben6
11-10-06, 04:56 PM
Yeah 16x AA 16x AF is almost fully playable at 1600x1200.

GeniusPr0
11-10-06, 05:25 PM
damn 12fps :( looks like we still need more power!

ben6
11-10-06, 06:45 PM
Well, it was a GTS and not a GTX. Further, the best looking IQ+performance combo in FEAR is 8XQ (true 8x MSAA)+16x AF as FEAR uses Stencils. BTW I found out the likely cause of the weird performance, stencil fillrate isn't close to being maxed out with 16x mode (4 Z samples/pixel)

ben6
11-10-06, 06:49 PM
And for those wondering, a 8800GTX i have in another machine is getting 16 fps at 2048x1536 16XQ 16XAF, Transparency SuperSampling on , GC AA on, and AF optimizations off (anyone that plays or games with AF opts on and without AA (hint hint bootdaily) on a G80 just doesn't get the point of the card today) and 45 fps 16x AA 16x AF at those settings.