Originally Posted by rewt
Indeed the old 8x does not look as good as it used to. FX users will have better AA quality with 5x.xx series drivers. Have a look at the screenshots below.
BTW, very nice job on the update
The Sample pattern I think is misleading. Nvidia cards cannot apply a additional multisample unless they take a pixel pass to do it. (notice the multisample isnt surrounding the texture sample)., In this case, I noticed the broken old 8xS doesnt do that either, It looks worse than 4xS..
I didnt take a screenshot of it because it just looks like 4x OGSS in actual games. I was under the same opinion that it might look better but it doesnt.
Best suggestion is to compare it to 4xS.
P.S. I think it might be time to file a bug report if this is occuring on FX hardware.