a little update for all the flame mails received to help charm
your little soles of all that nasty fire inside. This article
was indeed centralised on Nvidia and not 3dfx, although most
of the points could still be applied to 3dfx, we felt it's technology
to be superior where FSAA is concerned.
it was designed to insight a torrid and harsh response, after
all it's a single person opinion and thus is not supposed to
be proper journalism anyway. Do I care about people's opinions?
No, why should I? I'm not one to stick to the 'political' correctness
and hate a society that persecutes you for saying something
this was based on my own personal opinions and do NOT reflect
others own experiences. FSAA is good but in short, Nvidia haven't
yet made it and it'll be awhile before FSAA is worth using.
After all, who on earth wants to go back to ugly 640*480 just
to play a game with FSAA enabled? Not I!
the FullSize HL Images: Image1:
Image (FSAA ON) 2
Download the FullSize Messiah
of the screenshots in this article were taken @ 32Bit in 1024*768
with individual bits chopped out for comparison, this also means
NO QUALITY was lost. We used Half-Life's Counterstrike and Messiah;
shots were taken off the following system with D3D FSAA only
up two notches:
1,000Mhz (1Ghz) CPU
KX-133 Based Motherboard
Prophet GeForce2 GTS - 32mb [5.30 Detonators]
otherwise known as 'Full Scene AntiAliasing', is a technological
extension in graphics that seems to have taken the media by
storm. Day in, day out we see people flouting its benefits and
showing copious amounts of pictures taken as evidence to its
it's just me; maybe I'm just a blind monkey from Mongolia (they
have Monkeys there right?) that happens to be the only one able
to see something's amiss. People seem so wrapped up in the hype
that they can't see beyond the mist of screenshots, text and
video for the real truth.
the real truth? FSAA is nothing more than a fad; a gimmick,
something by which we can be sold upon, but isn't actually that
special. Before you launch your E-Mail apps, click my address
and prepare for an onslaught, of which I'll surely erase =),
at least hear what I have to say first. Just remember this is
one mans view; it's an editorial and not designed to shake up
the world as we know it.