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Old 10-02-2008, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had some general question about graphics setting.

1. I currently have a 17 inch LCD monitor. In order to enjoy the full graphic capabilities of a game, what resolution should i have the game on? 1280x1024, 1680x1050 etc

2. what is Anti aliasing? what is v-sync? Anisotropic Filtering?
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. 1280x1024 (max res of your monitor)
2. AA removes jagged lines on surfaces, AF is texture improment, Vsync is having a game cap FPS so it doesn't go above the monitor's refresh rate

All these could have been found with a google search
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1. 1280x1024 (max res of your monitor)
2. AA removes jagged lines on surfaces, AF is texture improment, Vsync is having a game cap FPS so it doesn't go above the monitor's refresh rate

All these could have been found with a google search
Vsync does that? Oh i see. I do get a bit of a boost if i turn it on in Crysis Warhead.
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vsync also syncs all the frames that your gfx card sends with your monitor, it decreases tearing

for example this wont happen:



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Vsync does that? Oh i see. I do get a bit of a boost if i turn it on in Crysis Warhead.
also vsync is said to decrease ur fps cuz it puts a little more strain on your system
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vsync also syncs all the frames that your gfx card sends with your monitor, it decreases tearing

for example this wont happen:



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Anisotropic filtering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



also vsync is said to decrease ur fps cuz it puts a little more strain on your system
nice! Thx for this pics! As for turning off Vsync in Crysis Warhead, i only get like 1-3 fps increase, so not that much really. I'm gonna turn it off because i hardly ever get to 60 fps let alone 50 at most.
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vsync is not just to cap it at 60fps....its to synchronize all the frames, and prevent tearing.
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vsync is not just to cap it at 60fps....its to synchronize all the frames, and prevent tearing.
I knew I forgot something...
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I find this quite useful in explaining the functions clearly read under the section 3d settings
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