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What do you guys think looks better 3d resolution at 150% or AA at high?

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3D Resolution at 150% seems to look good, while making the game still playable.

AA just kills my FPS.

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I use 3D resolution at 133 of 150 with AA on low, seems to give the best results for me.

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In game AA from me is too costly even @ low setting. I wanted to try forcing 2x AA through the nvidia control panel but it seems the only option I now is "Application Controlled" or "Enhance Application" (which I don't really see the point of). Anyone else missing the "Override" option?

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3D-resolution is usually less taxing for the computer to calculate, so I'd recommend that over AA.

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I suppose that actually depends on what resolution you run at and what video card you have. A 5870 doing 200% for a monitor at 1920x1080 (3840x2160) cries, but can easily do 200% for one doing 1280x1024 (2560x2048). At 1920x1080 I can run normal AA much better than I can 150% (2880x1620).

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I will try this over AA, do you think going from 100% to 125% will give noticable eye candy?

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I will try this over AA, do you think going from 100% to 125% will give noticable eye candy?

I deem 125% a bit too low myself (but each to their own I guess. Depends on screen size and resolution), but a bit higher than that and it starts looking really good.

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I will try this over AA, do you think going from 100% to 125% will give noticable eye candy?
It's very subjective. Just play around with the settings. What looks good for YOU is the key here not what others think.

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To be honest I think 125% or low AA look pretty much the same and perform pretty much the same too. So for my box it doesnt even matter, lol.

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I tried 150% 3d res and low AA and it found it looked blurry...

so I went back to 100% 3D res and high AA. I didn't notice performance gains with less AA... just looked worse to me.

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Higher 3d res makes the game run worse than AA for me. It also looks worse too.

No AA, 100% 3d res - 60 fps

Normal AA, 100% 3d res - 53 fps

No AA, 133% 3d res - 32 fps

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Refresh my memory, what 3D are we talking about here? I don`t remember seeing this vis setting in ARMA 2.

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Refresh my memory, what 3D are we talking about here? I don`t remember seeing this vis setting in ARMA 2.

there are two resolutions in the options

Interface and 3D resolution

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Higher 3d res makes the game run worse than AA for me. It also looks worse too.

No AA, 100% 3d res - 60 fps

Normal AA, 100% 3d res - 53 fps

No AA, 133% 3d res - 32 fps

Pretty much the same conclusion here. Greater than 100% 3D res often makes the game unplayable whereas I can have AA on Very High and it's still plenty playable.

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with the base resolution of 1920x1200 I can't afford anything higher then 100% 3d res.

133% just cuts the frame rate in half. so I play with 100% 3d res and Normal AA.

ati hd5870 has quite fast anti-aliasing algorithms so why not use it? ;)

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Like others have said increasing 3d Res kills my framerate. While I can jack AA to medium or so and get great visuals.

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Hello all.

For nvidia users there is a secret weapon :-)

Have you heard of nHancer?

it opens up functionality which is otherwise hidden.

It uses less resources for a better picture.

I use 4xS AA (combined multi- and super sampling mode) and 100% filter rate in the resolution 1680 x 1050.

Please, try it and tell me what you think , and works best for you.

greetings

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Higher 3d res makes the game run worse than AA for me. It also looks worse too.

No AA, 100% 3d res - 60 fps

Normal AA, 100% 3d res - 53 fps

No AA, 133% 3d res - 32 fps

same here. I think ati can better handle 3dres, nvidia better AA.

My settings are 3dres=100%, AA=normal, postprocessing very high to smooth the trees far away.

@markushaze

I will try it.

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with the base resolution of 1920x1200 I can't afford anything higher then 100% 3d res.

133% just cuts the frame rate in half. so I play with 100% 3d res and Normal AA.

ati hd5870 has quite fast anti-aliasing algorithms so why not use it? ;)

this.

unless you're running more than one GPU you really don't want to go beyond a 1200 resolution. enabling AA instead is more effective.

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