Anand heeft de Detonator 5.22 drivers voor de GeForce2 gekregen (Waarom zijn die nog niet gelekt?) en daarmee is het mogelijk om in elk spel wat Direct 3D ondersteund FSAA te gebruiken. Het ziet er erg mooi uit maar de performance is bagger slecht, iets wat waarschijnlijk (hopelijk) nog wel flink gaat verbeteren aangezien de Direct3D FSAA implentatie nog erg beta is :
Here we see the immediate performance penalty you pay for enabling FSAA. The fact that the performance increases when going from 640 x 480 to 800 x 600 illustrates the premature nature of these drivers, meaning that performance could definitely improve (and most likely will) upon the final release of the drivers. There are also a few more settings between turning off FSAA and this setting (the 4th position on the slider) that will give you a slightly higher frame rate in exchange for degraded FSAA quality.
[...] The 5.22 drivers are far from final, and there is still quite a bit of room for NVIDIA to improve in. Currently the GeForce 2 takes an incredible performance hit upon enabling their D3D FSAA settings, making most of the higher quality settings unplayable options. Since the drivers are in beta form, it isn't clear whether or not the image quality and/or performance will improve, but as it stands now (since these drivers will most likely be leaked somewhere) 3dfx's 4 sample FSAA looks very similar if not better than NVIDIA's highest quality FSAA setting. This may change as the drivers approach their final stage, but it looks as if those users that are very into Direct3D games like Need for Speed 5 in which FSAA offers a tangible benefit to your overall gaming experience, the choice is still with the Voodoo5. For everyone else, the fastest performing card and the best overall card is still the GeForce 2 GTS.
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