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2012-08-15T12:37:11Z
Nvidia's new Kepler GPU packs a number of efficiency and performance improvements, but one of its major features has been locked away until now. When the company launched their new GPU core earlier this year, Nvidia debuted a new type of anti-aliasing it dubbed TXAA. Unlike other types of AA, which can often be forced on in the driver and applied to any game, TXAA required specific application support. According to NVIDIA, TXAA uses a contribution of samples both inside and outside of the pixel in conjunction with samples from prior frames, to offer the highest quality filtering possible.

Funcom's new MMO, The Secret World, was patched last week to add TXAA and we took the game out for a spin to see what it looks like.

Jaybk26
2012-08-15T13:33:41Z

Ok, that's pretty sick. Does anyone know what the entry level video card with this costs?

RTietjens
2012-08-15T14:03:19Z

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Marco C
2012-08-15T14:38:10Z

Check back tomorrow morning. The answer right now and the answer after tomorrow morning will be different...

CDeeter
2012-08-15T15:03:42Z

Now if that isn't a teaser statement, I don't know what is. lol

Jaybk26
2012-08-15T15:10:37Z

Lol, is this going to be one of the "slick deals?"

CDeeter
2012-08-15T15:15:55Z

It does appear to work very well, hopefully they can enable this for more of their cards.

Shadizzle
2012-08-15T19:16:09Z

Thats pretty slick for sure, I am curious to see how upcoming titles look with this and a little refinement.

nicoletoledo
2012-08-15T21:35:41Z

Damn. Thats awsome. Imagine if all games are like that (ofcourse pc games) not like console games can. Drool

Erakith
2012-08-16T00:27:24Z

got a 680 on its way.. can't wait to take advantage of this.

CDeeter
2012-08-16T08:38:23Z

Ok it's the next morning, what's the answer? lol

Joel H
2012-08-17T19:59:59Z

While I appreciate the compliment, Marco does a good job handling GPU reviews. He's also got far more equipment on hand than I do and can offer a better sense of how different GPUs compare in any given product. 

I prefer to focus on narrower considerations or features; full-frontal deep dives aren't so much my thing. If there are features or games that you want to see tested, speak up -- you'll find us receptive to such things. :) 

enprim22
2012-08-18T10:59:33Z

It does appear to work very wellUserPostedImage

mernerion
2012-08-19T13:55:31Z

looks like its going to cost you but probably give you a run for your money.