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 sees some awesome performance gains with overclocking thrown into the mix. At 1920 x 1200, you can see the overclocked MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming and R9 290X 4GB are separated by a massive 20%, with that gain favoring the NVIDIA offering. Overall, you can see we're just a bit short of that 60 FPS average we're on the hunt for, with a 58 FPS average shown.
With AA and AF turned on under GRID Autosport, you can see that there's no slowing down the overclocked MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming. You can see solid averages at both resolutions that put it a decent chunk ahead of the overclocked R9 290X 4GB.
With AA and AF on under Sleeping Dogs, you can see some great performance gains, which really see the MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC separate itself from the rest of the single GPU options.
At the highest 2560 x 1600 resolution, we manage to see a really nice boost, which makes the MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC the only single GPU setup to give an average FPS in the 50's. However, overall, the number is just a little too low.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Video Card Details and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Sky Diver & Catzilla]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks -Metro: Last Light & Nexuiz]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Hitman: Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - GRID Autosport]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing]
- Page 15 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 17 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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