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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:39 PM

When you game, do you prefer to have a higher resolution and no AA, or lower resolution and AA? I am sure some of you just do both. :P

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

I lower every setting before resolution if I need the extra FPS. A stretched image just looks unclear.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:54 PM

Bowfffff I run it all :D. (But always resolution over AA)

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:55 PM

i try to do a balance of the 2
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:13 PM

resolution, definately
AA does not compare to resolution

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:59 PM

I can't run at high resolutions :( So low res with 2-4x AA :P
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:09 PM

I always try to do the moniters native resolution first, but this is a matter of personal preference.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:34 PM

I always try to do the moniters native resolution first, but this is a matter of personal preference.


Mee too, i play Native resolution (1280x720, so thats quite Low) , and MAX out everything (including AA at 8X ;) ) it looks much better like that

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:37 AM

I'm trying the resolution at max (1920x1200) with AA (4X-16X), If I see that I don't have aenough FPS, i will decrease the AA but I leave the resolution at max
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:44 AM

Higher res for the most part, but it depends on the game I suppose. Sometimes AA looks better to me.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:18 AM

There are 3 possible situations:

1. game runs at full 2560x1600 resolution smoothly, but when I enable AA (usually 4x form me does it) it gets choppy, I choose resolution.
2. game runs at full 2560x1600 resolution but not smoothly, then I lower it to 1280x800 and enable AA (maximum AA, usually 8x MSAA).
3. game runs at full 2560x1600 resolution smoothly and when I enable 4x MSAA it continues to run smoothly, I am a happy gamer.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:18 AM

i have a 4870 that maxed out every game on my 22 inch in 1920x1080 res every thing on full works flawlessly , like crysis ,farcry 2 , grid ,dirt 2,nfs shift,gta4 ,....etc
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