4870 - Supersampling vs multi-sampling.

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Newfgamer, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Newfgamer

    Newfgamer Active Member

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    Hi guys, for the 4870, what is better to use, supersampling or multi-sampling for adaptive AA? Also, is Box or edge detect AA better? Just want to know what they are and the performance implications.
     
  2. RIP_Greave

    RIP_Greave Member Guru

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    Search your question in the forums i rember reading about it but cant remember any thing els about it. sorry which i knew where.......
     
  3. Quicks

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    I think supersampling is better then multi-sampling and edge detect is better then Box but edge detect only kicks in when you enable 4x AA then it will use 12x AA on edges and if you put it to 8x AA it will use 24x on edges. (something like that)
     
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  6. Alexraptor

    Alexraptor Maha Guru

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    be warned with edge-detect, that it does not work properly on all applications.
     
  7. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    Multisampling, Supersampling is slower but little better in quality, but not that much, they improved multisampling alot.
     
  8. weston

    weston Ancient Guru

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    multisampling is now close to super sampling. Supersampling basically makes the card render 4x the pixels and then compress it down. Multisampling takes several samples from the same pixel and averages it values.
     

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