Nvidia Buddy Up With Respawn For Enhanced Titanfall Visuals

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 1:22 PM
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AMD might have been getting cosy with EA over Battlefield 4 and its Mantle support, but now its Nvidia owners’ turn to get some graphical lovin’ with the commercially promiscuous publisher.

Nvidia has announced a partnership with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, offering full support and GameWorks support to keep Respawn’s online shooter on the bleeding edge of tech…

A number of features are set to be built into Titanfall for Nvidia GPU owners, including Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TXAA) and Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion+ (HBAO+). To me that means nothing, but thanks to my hefty tome on graphical wizardry I can lay it out for you GDers…

TXAA is an antialiasing technique (obviously) that reduces the flickering and crawling effect often seen during moving images. Using a combination of filters and multi-sampling techniques it apparently creates the ultimate in image quality. Take that AMD.

HBAO+ on the other hand, means better and more lifelike shadows in Titanfall. If you think your shiny Titan needs the latest and greatest in shadows then HBAO+ is the tech for you. Some behind the scenes magic from Nvidia creates lifelike shadows to react to the environment around them, as well as layer on top of each other in a non-uniform manner.

Other updates for GameWorks integration in Titanfall will include support for 4K displays and SLI setups, for those with gaming rigs that are literally Titans.

How do you think Nvidia’s partnership with Respawn compares with AMD’s support for Battlefield 4?

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14:25 Mar-20-2014

U call that improvement???

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13:50 Mar-20-2014

Meanwhile, the game is terribly optimized, and as an AMD user, this news is not a good sign for any future improvement, nor my discussion with one of Titanfall's dev.

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16:18 Mar-20-2014

I see that there's a bunch of fanboys downvoting. Keep in mind that this post wasn't meant to be a "fanboyism war starter". The bad optimization is a fact, on both "sides", AMD and NVIDIA.

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17:59 Mar-20-2014

I play everything on max and get a solid 60fps. I don't think it's badly optimized.

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09:59 Mar-21-2014

I play On max with texture filtering to 16x but no AA when I have AA on I have fps drops during action

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23:12 Mar-22-2014

TBH in every game there gonna be drops, wanna see bad optimization? play gta iv with a tons of mods and map mods and run on a rig like mine, barely touch 20fps... i run titanfall maximum settings at 60fps, soon to be a lot higher when respawn dev's remove that cruddy 60fps cap! Every game will have its flaws, its not console you know, where its a constant capped 30 and be done with it, pc is more powerful and has a shed more to run in the background just for it to even know what your mouse is doing.. its not terribly optimized at all.. just your rig IMO

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18:33 Mar-20-2014

Once again, people with beastly rigs have no problems, obviously. I think I can qualify my rig as a med-end rig. Yet, to get stable 60FPS, I have to play on low, which is.. not acceptable at all. Even when I talked to a dev from Respawn, he directly asked me what settings made the game drop, and didn't say anything "bad" about my rig. No the game is NOT optimized.

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21:54 Mar-20-2014

Don't want to judge, I know hardware is expensive as f*** but this is an 2014 game and a HD 7770 is average. Definitely not High end.

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03:11 Mar-21-2014

Well that's not true, my rig is better than his and still. I have 2 choices. Or play with a framerate that doesn't feel fluid with vsync on. Or play with a fluid framerate, but with massive screen tearing with vsync off.

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19:18 Mar-20-2014

You have a one of the weakest 4 core CPU's running stock clocks and a entry level GPU. What did you expect out of a 2014 game? Just to put this into perspective, my CPU which was released around the same time as your CPU is 50% better in performance then your CPU....The game is well coded, but your CPU was not really that good comparitivily speaking...

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23:08 Mar-20-2014

I totally agree. we have same cpu and this game will take my cpu up to around 80% throughout gameplay.

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08:05 Mar-21-2014

Talking about optimization and Source is kinda weird. I remember being able to play Source engine games with a GeForce2 GTS. Plus, the official requirements point out that 2010 dual-cores can run on low, and older 4-cores can at High.

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12:35 Mar-21-2014

Exactly my point. My 7770 GHZ works fine on recent games, even BF4 which is really not a low-end friendly game. Even though I wanted to answer to more people, I'll not do it as there is way to much kids raging on me through massive thumbs down, and so, when you can't fight against stupidity, you just have to ignore it :) Thanks for your feedback.

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13:39 Mar-20-2014

meh

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11:08 Mar-21-2014

My feelings exactly...

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12:27 Mar-21-2014

same with me :-D

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