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NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby paulharvey on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 am

Hi All

Firstly appologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere, but I thought this might be of use to everybody who uses NVidia graphics cards.

I downloaded the latest NVidia Beta driver (301.24) and I have found that it is now possible to set Anti Aliasing from within the NVidia control panel again even with TSX turned on. I put all the AA settings in RW to nil, set AA in the control panel to 2x (I could only use FXAA before, and on a better system you could turn AA higher) and the performance was startling, FPS has improved (on my modest system anyway) and seems a lot smoother, also, using the adaptive Vertical sync means I get a lot less "graphics tearing" as well.

I am using Windows 7 64 bit, on an Intel 2.4Ghz Quad cpu, ASUS NVidia GTX 550Ti Graphics card, and 4Gb ram. I've not tried it using NVIDIA Inspector yet, just the NVidia control panel.

Hope this little heads up may be of use, for those of you vertual pilots out there, it works very well with FSX as well, and I've not had any problems at all with the driver.

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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby ttjph on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:48 am

Thanks - definitely worth trying.

I've just done a little testing, and interestingly I've repeated a result mentioned before in that I get slightly higher FPS with the launcher set to FXAA than with it set to None.

I also seem to get a slight improvement using my standard launcher settings (8xMSAA) by creating a profile for railworksproc2, and setting Single Display Performance Mode and Adaptive Vsync (along with Max Pre-Rendered Frame and Anisotropic Filtering to App Controlled).

My GPU is now just about maxed using the Autumn Leaves Class 47 drive-by test, so I think I might leave it there...
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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby rabid on Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:37 pm

I couldn't get any AA (apart from FXAA) working using NV Inspector.
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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby Retro on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:27 am

Hi,
Just wondered if any is running this Driver NVidia 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.
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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby gptech on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:57 am

Retro wrote:Hi,
Just wondered if any is running this Driver NVidia 301.42-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.
Kind regards James.


Works fine for me James, though I haven't had chance yet to play about with settings to see if thee's any visual improvements over the last lot of drivers.

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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby Retro on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:59 pm

Thanks Gary. Much appreciated.
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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby smarty2 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:45 pm

I tried this, but it is terrible! Doesn't appear to work at all, jaggies everywhere.
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Re: NVidia 3XX Beta Drivers and AA

Postby TheTazman on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:01 pm

Would you be able to upload a screenshot of the settings you applied please?
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