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.
With AA and AF turned on, we see Metro Last Light performance plummet. You can see above that the HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB actually scores perfectly in line with our overclocked MSI GTX 780 6GB, but both are below that 60 FPS number we're always-on the hunt for.
Even with AA and AF on, we can see that GRID Autosport still hits that FPS wall. While we're never happy about an FPS wall, at least we're sitting at a playable 70+ FPS at both resolutions. We're looking forward to seeing these graphs fill up over the coming weeks.
Sleeping Dogs sees the HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 4GB come out ahead of all our other setups here, with a solid 70 FPS being seen at 1920x1200 when AA and AF is turned on. Moving to 2560x1600, you can see that our FPS plummet with a 42 FPS average.
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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 - 3840x2160 Testing]
- Page 15 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 17 [Pricing, Availability and Final Thoughts]