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Offline News  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:37:11 PM(UTC)
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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.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:33:41 PM(UTC)
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Ok, that's pretty sick. Does anyone know what the entry level video card with this costs?

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:03:19 PM(UTC)
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:38:10 PM(UTC)
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Check back tomorrow morning. The answer right now and the answer after tomorrow morning will be different...

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:03:42 PM(UTC)
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Now if that isn't a teaser statement, I don't know what is. lol

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#6 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:10:37 PM(UTC)
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Lol, is this going to be one of the "slick deals?"

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:15:55 PM(UTC)
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It does appear to work very well, hopefully they can enable this for more of their cards.

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#8 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:16:09 PM(UTC)
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Thats pretty slick for sure, I am curious to see how upcoming titles look with this and a little refinement.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:35:41 PM(UTC)
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Damn. Thats awsome. Imagine if all games are like that (ofcourse pc games) not like console games can. Drool

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#10 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:27:24 AM(UTC)
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got a 680 on its way.. can't wait to take advantage of this.

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#11 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:38:23 AM(UTC)
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Ok it's the next morning, what's the answer? lol

Offline marco c  
#12 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:46:39 AM(UTC)
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Offline Joel H  
#13 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2012 7:59:59 PM(UTC)
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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. :) 

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#14 Posted : Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:59:33 AM(UTC)
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It does appear to work very wellUserPostedImage

Offline mernerion  
#15 Posted : Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:55:31 PM(UTC)
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looks like its going to cost you but probably give you a run for your money.

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