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Catalyst Control Center vs. FS9

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I have a desktop computer that was supplied with an mid- range AMD video card.  I have questioned myself many times why the AMD user interface seems so ineffective compared to what nVidia makes available.  It seems to me that most of the selections make to visible difference in FS9.  In doing some looking around on forums I am discovering that there are quite a few AMD users that have the same problem.  Some have said that it appears that FS9 and the Catalyst Control Center are not compatible.

 

I have no big complaints about how the sim looks and performs.  In the ten years I have used FS9, it has certainly experienced a quantum progression of quality with each new setup.  The AMD card works and it provides good looks, but the anti-aliasing does not change whether I use the card settings or FS settings exclusively.  I do get jaggies when zoomed out from good quality aircraft like Carenado.  It looks like I am getting some pre-programmed settings that just can't be over-ridden.  Only massive clouds seem to effect frame rates.  Perhaps the card is just maxxed out.  It's a 7550.

 

Any opinions or similar experience with this?

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Hi,

I used CCC with a HD6570 and was able to control Antialiasing effectively. I can, however, confirm its difficulties with clouds and FS9Evo 3D lights so that I plan to replace the GPU at the occassion of present Hardware problems.

 

Regards

Harald

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Any opinions or similar experience with this?

 

I have a similar experience with an R290 and FSX/P3D.

 

Try this;

 

Delete any FS9 profile you have in CCC.
Set the Gaming/3D Application Settings/System Settings in CCC to default
and then just set AA mode to Supersampling and turn off Surface Format Optimization.
Don't change anything else in CCC.

(So here you are just changing the System settings not creating a profile.)

In FS9 Settings make sure Anti-Alias is ticked on, Anisotropic filtering selected.

(can't remember if FS9 has these settings??)

 

gb.

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Hey gboz, you are right!  I made those exact changes that you suggested, and the jagged edges are gone.  I might have to tweak the AA settings because it looks like the frame rates are taking a hit.  I am one of those people who finds a big difference between 30fps and 60fps, particularly in panning views.  If you have an AMD card and find the CCC to be ineffective, you should give this a try.  I would bet very few readers of this forum use the in-game AA, yet it is clearly superior in some cases, apparently.  Thanks!

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Yes it's a pity supersampling has such a negative affect on frame rates especially with a lot of cloud showing.

 

You might want to look at Radeon Pro for more options.

 

http://www.radeonpro.info/

 

gb.

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