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    Hey guys

    Do we need FXAA on if MSAA is maxed out? Does FXAA give a slight blur effect?

    I have both maxed and someone said having FXAA on was a waste of time if you can handle MSAA maxed as it will blur. Performance is not an issue, just not sure if it makes it look better or not with MSAA.

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    Re: FXAA on or off

    Personally I always turn off FXAA if I already have MSAA.

    FXAA causes more of a blur so I prefer to not use it. It's great for performance reasons though. I use Post Processing AA in Battlefield 3 because it has a minimal impact on performance, MSAA in BF3 almost halves my performance.
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    • #3
      Re: FXAA on or off

      FXAA is useful for low-cost transparency multi/supersampling anti-aliasing as it will smooth out textures that MSAA doesn't such as leaves and foliage that have alpha transparencies. If you're concerned about the slight blurring of the textures then set FXAA to Low.

      Of course, you could try forcing transparency multi/supersampling via the driver profiles but it will incur a larger performance hit than FXAA.
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        Re: FXAA on or off

        Nice info here lads thanks very much. I will whack up MSAA and stick FXAA on low as suggested. I will then try if off as well, but I doubt I will see much difference from low to off compared to off to high.

        I will have to wait and see

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        • #5
          Re: FXAA on or off

          I assume you adjust MSAA in Nvidia control panel as there is no such thing in game graphics menu.

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          • #6
            Re: FXAA on or off

            Originally posted by Spectral View Post
            I assume you adjust MSAA in Nvidia control panel as there is no such thing in game graphics menu.
            Well MSAA = anti aliasing in game settings
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