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View Poll Results: High resolutions vs. AA & AF?
I prefer high resolutions with little or no AA/AF enabled 26 59.09%
I prefer lower/middle resolutions with a high level of AA/AF enabled 14 31.82%
High resolutions and AA/AF are both nothing but dreams for my current system =( 4 9.09%
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Old 09-05-04, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default High resolution vs. AA / AF

Hey there

Just wanted to know if you people prefer to play games in high resolution (say 1600*1200) with low level of AA/AF or none at all, or lower or mid resolutions (1024*768 or 1280*1024) with high levels of AA/AF.
It depends on genre on the size of your monitor, I know, but just vote for your generally most prefered settings

Personally I like high resolutions best. I can often run 1600*1200 with just 8X AF or 2XAA or NO AA enabled and it simply gives an overall better picture in my opinion. It gives a more detailed picture, richer and better colors, less jaggies, but most importantly it gives more depth to the image, making it easier for me to estimate distance while making the game more believable.

So what about you guys?
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Old 09-05-04, 01:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: High resolution vs. AA / AF

I go with high res... for me the higher the res the less need for a bunch of AA so I will just run at the highest res with a decent (or no) amount of AA and AF.
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Old 09-05-04, 01:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: High resolution vs. AA / AF

I cant play below 1152X862 ....1024X768 still looks too low rez/tv screenish to me. I usually play 1280X1024 or 1600X1200 and little or no aa/af. Depends on the game....something like ut2k4...I play at high res and high aa/af cause it can handle it, but something like FarCry, I play @ 1280X1024 w/ no aa/af or very little aa/af ....so I guess it depends on the game. Regardless, I refuse to play a game lower than 1152X862...that's the lowest I'll take the res. So imagine my sluggish frames when playing Halo @ 1152X862 on my 9800 pro a year ago lol.
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Old 09-05-04, 02:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: High resolution vs. AA / AF

Hig res looks twice as good IMO
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Old 09-05-04, 02:27 PM   #5
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Hi-Res with everything maxed for me. I run all my games that are capable at 1600X1200/1024 and I hardly use AA and almost never AF unless its in game. I really dont dont see the point of running games at 1200x1024 or what ever with 6AA and 8 AF when you can just pump it to 1600X1200 and have it look just as good if not better. But to each his own.
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Old 09-05-04, 03:44 PM   #6
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personally i don't think 16x12 on a 21" monitor looks any better than 10x7 on a 17" monitor... you still get jaggies... the only time I've seen 16x12 totally get rid of jaggies was when I ran it on a 17" monitor that was capable of doing 16x12 @ 75 hz. When you're cramming that many pixels on that small of a screen, jaggies are impossible to see, but when you play it on a larger screen, you can still see them *shrug*

In any case, AF improves texture quality no matter what res you play at. The only thing you "don't" need at high res is AA
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Old 09-05-04, 04:59 PM   #7
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IMO not really sabrewulf165. I think it depends on the card, on my 5950 jaggies really stood out at 1600x???? on my 22" namely COD but not so with my GT where it is almost unoticable because I cant think of a game where it stood out.
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Old 09-05-04, 05:29 PM   #8
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IMO not really sabrewulf165. I think it depends on the card, on my 5950 jaggies really stood out at 1600x???? on my 22" namely COD but not so with my GT where it is almost unoticable because I cant think of a game where it stood out.
you can ignore my opinions on this matter anyway, i'm impossibly picky about image quality if it doesn't do 16x12 with max AA and AF at 60+ fps at all times, I'm not satisfied
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Old 09-05-04, 06:19 PM   #9
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I cant play below 1152X862 ....1024X768 still looks too low rez/tv screenish to me.
I agree ultimate17. Anything less than it just doesn't appeal to me. Regardless if my frames are horrible, I still will not go below this resolution anymore... lol.

If I can add AA/AF, even better. If I can't, oh well... I'm not lowering resolution just to have AA/AF. Looks way better to me at this setting or above. There is just no comparison, in my opinion.
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Old 09-05-04, 08:57 PM   #10
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Default Re: High resolution vs. AA / AF

You should take AF out of the poll since its a different thing entirely... I try to play all games at 1600x1200 8xAF... in any games that run fast enough to use AA, i add 2x, 4x or 8xS... but i always have AF on, no matter what.
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Old 09-05-04, 10:30 PM   #11
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Well, I run a 19" monitor at 1152 or 1024 if the odd game doesn't support it.. I usually run at least Full ANIS and at least 2 or 4x AA..

I noticed in F1 Challege 99-02 however, if I run too much anis, occasionally I get the "jerks" during cornering especially when there are lots of billboards around.. dunno if its the games or card's fault.
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Old 09-05-04, 10:53 PM   #12
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Default Re: High resolution vs. AA / AF

I tend to stay in the 1280 range..my 26" LCD is 1280x768 native anyway but even on the 22" CRT I never care to go past 1280x1024. I pretty much run everything at 2xAA/8xAF and never feel any need to go higher.
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