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.
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