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Old 11-11-11, 02:11 PM   #213
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Default Re: Official Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Thread (PC version)

Originally Posted by Bman212121 View Post
If the game has FXAA option in it, that would probably be your best choice. I can't remember where I read an article but I think it was at [H]. They showed how half of the time using CP setting really didn't do anything to help IQ. It all depended upon the game whether or not it actually worked. The problem with CSAA and MSAA is some of the post processing effects won't be anti aliased since they occur after AA has been performed. FXAA on the other hand is done on the final image before it makes it to your screen. Much less performance hit and still the same IQ.

Not exactly the article I wanted to find but here is a quick summary of FXAA.

EDIT: Found the article I was thinking of. It was at Tom's Hardware:,2868.html

Really good read IMO.
I tried using the in game AA in addition to FXAA and it just blurs the screen. I turned off FXAA and enabled 4xSGAA in Inspector and it looks much better. It is a performance hit, but with my cards I'm still in the 90 fps range so I might as well use it.

Originally Posted by six_storm View Post
So is this the holy grail of games like a lot of people are claiming? I never got into Oblivion so just wondering.
No, it's not. Most of the people who claim it's the best game ever are people who said the same thing about Oblivion. It's pretty much more of the same, so if you never got into Oblivion I wouldn't buy it expecting to suddenly be amazed. That's not saying you won't like it, but the chances of someone hating Oblivion and then thinking Skyrim is perfect are slim to none.
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