New AA and AF Methods.

Discussion in 'ATI Tray Tools Generic Discussion' started by EvanC, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. EvanC

    EvanC Member Guru

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    WHAT DO THESE DO!? (EATM, RNPP, ECMM, ZTWA, MRTWA, EAAZMM, EPSZMM, SAOM, ZRA, ZMRA, SAAOM)

    Has anyone noticed any performance differences with these new methods? Has anyone learned what each does?

    Ray do you know?
     
  2. AXS

    AXS Master Guru

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    EATM = Exotic Animal Training and Management

    ECMM = East Coast Mobile Medical

    SAOM = Swiss Association of Osteopathic Medicine

    ZRA = Zoo Registrars Association

    It's all about animals and medicine the rest I don't know :)
     
  3. thecake90

    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    Is this a joke
     
  4. BoomStYx

    BoomStYx Banned

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    Duh?
     

  5. AXS

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    Actually you can find this in ATT but nobody knows for what do they stand :)
     
  6. Gamergod

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    Nor does Ray cause I asked :booty:
     
  7. lorenzo.x119

    lorenzo.x119 Active Member

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    The EATM I found that is something like the AdaptiveAA, but with some defects such as lack of shadows, artifacts:

    Without
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    With
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  8. EvanC

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    why would this be a joke? why did that other guy say duh? They are new AA methods listed in the release notes...
     
  9. smidty

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    ATI did a lot of work on EATM within 6.12beta and most of the bugs are fixed. There are also some new options availiable, namely:

    ATMAlphaFix
    ATMAlphaSharpenBias
    ATMAlphaSharpenmode
    ATMAlphaSharpenScale

    Especially ATMAlphaSharpenmode fixes artifacts and helps image quality, while still being very fast. Any chance to see those options in ATT?
     
  10. Dwarden

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    i second previous post :)

    also is this correct EAMT setup for ATT?

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  11. Unity

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    To the guy above me....why would you disable high quality AF?
     
  12. smidty

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    Well, it seems to be a rhetorical question. In fact HQ-AF (aka Area AF) has a performance impact of around 10% in some benchmarks while in games it is only 5% in worstcase scenarios.

    That being said I also would never disable HQ-AF, it looks so sweet Nvidia had to implement another (even better btw) AF filter in their new 8800 generation.
     
  13. lorenzo.x119

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    But where do these options appear? In the Control panel or in ATT ??

    EATM is a great feauture but as you could see in my previous post in 6.11 has a lot of problems...
     
  14. smidty

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    People report that most of the problems are fixed with 6.12beta, but you have to manually activate the settigs via regedit until Ray Adams (yes, the one and only!) lets us toggle them from within ATT. I doubt we ever will see such thing in CCC, but good to know they improve their drivers also beside mainstream options at ATI.
     
  15. lorenzo.x119

    lorenzo.x119 Active Member

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    With drivers 6.12beta EATM works perfectly!!!

    No more artifacts and missing shadows!!

    Look at these:

    With EATM disable:

    [​IMG]

    With EATM enable:

    [​IMG]

    Simply amazing!!!
     
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  16. Dwarden

    Dwarden Member Guru

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    because it was default setting after driver update to 6.12b

    and i i remember discussion was about new AntiAliasing methods and not Anisotropic Filtering ...

    p.s. lor - these additional values are part of registry entries in driver settings ...

    p.p.s. if anyone remember Humus wrote some time ago small OpenGL app to force alpha test into alpha to coverage , nice to see it appear now for DX too :)

    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21414
     
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    How do I enable EATM? I put a new string in the right place in the registry, and can't see no difference. Do I have to enable anything else? The fences @ Istambul in RACE still look awful. Help?
     
  18. Namsu2403

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    Yo eclap you might find your answer on this thread on rage3d

    http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33874363&page=3

    The guy called sirpauly seems to know wat hes talkin about. Also I thought temporal aa was meant to make chain linked fences look better. And try the 6.12 beta's, they have a few of the bugs in 6.11's fixed (missing shadows etc.)

    Tell us how it goes.

    Just noticed you did the string manually. try using ATT to do it for you(under advanced tweaks/New AA and AF Methods.)
     
  19. eclap

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    Thanks Namsu. But I don't want to install ATT, because it gives me random artifacts on windows start. So I'm stuck to the registry hack, which I did and didn't see any difference in Race. I tried Istambul, loads of fences round the track and the game look the same as without the registry hack. I'm using 6.12 betas, also will try temporal AA. Hope it helps. Will get back to you soon.
     
  20. Mekrel

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    No, temporal AA is where the level of AA is increased if the FPS is fast enough to allow it. Adaptive AA is antialiasing applied to transparent textures like your chain fences etc.
     

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