image quality comparison?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Reckelhoff, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. Kevin Reckelhoff

    Kevin Reckelhoff Stunt Coordinator

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    Just read the review of the Matrox Parhelia card on www.anandtech.com, and something really confused me. In the review, screenshots are posted to indicate the relative quality of different AA settings.
    The review raved about the image quality of the Parhelia card relative to the Geforce cards. Now, I can see some slight differences between the screenshots, but how do you determine what's *better*? What exactly are you supposed to look for in these pictures?
     
  2. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Well, for the Anisotropic Filtering, you can see that the texture in the stone tiles becomes blurry as they trail into the distance on the Geforce & Matrox card. On the ATI, the detail remains pretty clear. Dunno about the fragment anti-aliasing though. I don't know much (anything) about it, and the pictures are too small to see a difference.
    -Dave
     

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