Asus EN 8800 GTX - nVidia's G80 Performance Revealed
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus
To show you some of the image quality playing these games at 1920 x 1200 @ 8 x QAA and 16 x AF on high quality I took some JPEG screenshots of my test games.
Remember the quality will be very slightly degraded due to the format conversion, but this just shows how nice the games look at these Ultra-High settings and resolution.
The Image Quality on Anisotropic Filtering is noticeably better than on the 7900GTX/7950GX2, with no shimmering at all and no gliteches that I had seen previously.
nVidia's AA and AF features improved
nVidia have improved image quality on their 8800 series cards when using Anisotropic filtering by implementing Anisotropic Filtering taking place at any angle. nVidia's GPU's out before the 8800GTX only implement it on say horizontal and vertical surfaces, whereas the nVidia "Luminex" engine offers AA on all surfaces where there is need of getting rid of those jaggies.
"Coverage Sampling Antialiasing uses intelligent coverage information to perform ultrahigh quality antialiasing without bogging down the memory system. CSAA is introduced in the GeForce 8800 GPUs."
As you can se in the screenshots above, AA image quality makes the 8800GTX the current "king of the hill". With both 8 x QAA and 16 x QAA the games are immersive, stunning and free of jaggies.
Let's move onto some benchies...