NVIDIA's new anti-aliasing technique, MFAA, is better on your GPU

MFAA, a new anti-aliasing technique unveiled by NVIDIA, renders like 4x MSAA, but has the performance hit of 2x MSAA.

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Published Thu, Sep 18 2014 10:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - Another interesting technology unveiled by NVIDIA in Monterey Bay was MFAA, a new anti-aliasing technique that isn't as harsh on your hardware.

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MFAA stands for Multi-Frame Sampled AA, where NVIDIA finds more information inside of every pixel on your screen, anti-aliasing the scene much better. It has the performance hit of 2x MSAA, but the look of 4x MSAA, which will provide gamers with a better looking image, without the performance hit they're used to with traditional AA methods, like MSAA.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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