Yes, and actually Standard looks better in some places than High because on High some bushes are replaced by just plain grass (Nvidia turf?). Standard vs High So on High you get half the performance, sometimes worse details because of less bushes(look at the left side), but more grass. I find Standard to look better in some scenes, and High is better in some scenes but why it removes vegetation? Tesselation Stock vs Tesselation x2 No reason to throw performance away and run higher than x2 factor. I also tested High on Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro: vs High, Tess off (grass is thinner and less visible): vs High, Tess off HBCC on 13GB: vs High Tess off HBCC on 13GB, Memory OC 1100MHz So turning off Tesselation gives +22% boost. But gpu is still underutilised on High because power draw decreases in comparison to Standard. Running higher than x2 Tess factor is overkill.