HBAO+ Compatibility Flags Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by MrBonk, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. OpenSource Ghost

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    In my conversations with NVidia tech support a few years back, I was told that HBAO (Quality) and HBAO+ (High Quality) was merged and made no difference. I haven't actually seen any comparison images that demonstrated a difference between Quality and High Quality setting.
     
  2. Markie

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    I used to think Performance was SSAO, Quality was HBAO and High Quality was HBAO+. But according to a few posts from @MrBonk and some other people I've seen here and there it's all HBAO+, just with different levels of precision. Anyway I think there can be a difference in quality between Quality and High Quality in certain games, the difference in performance between these two modes in the first Dead Space game is pretty big at least. I may do a comparison when I reinstall it.
     
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  3. MrBonk

    MrBonk Ancient Guru

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    Definitely is still all HBAO+. Performance is at the very least can display a huge visual difference. Since it was mentioned above as well, in Dead Space 1 not only does Performance mode look better (Less overshading/cloudiness) it actually does perform much better.
    In CoD 4, performance mode does also perform much better and has less harsh shading but has some visible aliasing artifacts on some surfaces. It varies game to game.

    Quality vs HQ? I can't recall if those really make much a difference or not. Usually it's Performance mode that has the most visible changes.
     
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    @MrBonk Please check the post about Batman: Arkham City where I've tagged you, in the previous page. You haven't fixed the link in the spreadsheet yet :confused:
     

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