SSAO method?

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3 years ago#1
HDAO HBAO SSAO? Any noticable differences?
Also what is this max buffered frames? Don't think I ever saw this before.
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3 years ago#2
HDAO looks better than the other two. HBAO is second and SSAO is "low".

They're "AO" methods, not "SSAO" methods. SSAO is a form of AO.

Buffered frames improves smoothness and framerate at the cost of greater input lag.
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3 years ago#3
You lie, amd traitor.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1332633/far-cry-3-on-gtx570-hbao-vs-hdao-vs-ssao
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3 years ago#4
thanthen posted...
You lie, amd traitor.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1332633/far-cry-3-on-gtx570-hbao-vs-hdao-vs-ssao


It's full of crap. HDAO is a direct compute AO, it just so happens AMD had DX11 first, so everyone thinks HDAO is AMD technology or something.

People are so ignorant.
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3 years ago#5
Yes, there are noticeable differences. Take a look at the following screens I took...

SSAO:
http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5469/farcry3d3d1120121130185.png
...notice the shadows that appear to outline each of the leaves of every plant making it look "fuzzy"? This same "effect" is also on every object in the world, including NPCs, which causes each one to appear they have a dark glowing outline and the overall scene darker than it should be.

HDAO:
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/5469/farcry3d3d1120121130185.png
...notice how everything appears much more crisp and clean? There are no more shadows outlining each object and it actually looks brighter and more natural.

Here's another comparison:
http://imageshack.us/a/img545/8343/ssaovshdao.png

If you can't use HDAO, it's better to just turn AO off completely as SSAO has a negative effect on the visuals of this game.
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3 years ago#6
It won't even let me turn AO off... lol
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3 years ago#7
I just turned it off via the xml config file. Nice fps boost too
3 years ago#8
to mean it just looks like it adds better shadows, unless thats what this option does, i dono lol
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