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4K Showdown - Intel X79 vs. X99 with ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB Quad SLI

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:06 pm

High Quality AA and AF Testing



While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.


Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to unplayable FPS and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.




Metro Last Light with AA and AF sees the FPS numbers just plummet. Not only do we see just a single FPS between two setups, but we just see numbers that are just way too low, even in Quad SLI. Metro Last Light is one game that can really make use of the extra VRAM, something we discovered when first testing the Titan.




GRID Autosport sees both setups perform very closely to each other. The extra 3 FPS seen on the X99 setup translates to just a 3% difference in performance, and more than likely, it's just a bit of fluctuation.




Finishing off our testing, we see that Sleeping Dogs sees both setups perform identically, which does a good job of pretty much summing up what we're dealing with today. We'll cover all this when we wrap everything up in our final thoughts.

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