The impact that DX10.1 has is quite frankly greater than expected. A 20% improvement in AA performance is very impressive. GPU refreshes have been built around lesser gains. Based on the game's behavior it's possible that Ubi are doing their own Custom Resolve in order to get HDR correct AA, and are also taking advantage of the full access to MSAA buffers DX10.1 brings in order to get both better quality and better performance, but without an official statement we'd rather refrain from speculating further.Check it out over here.
Big gains with DX10.1 in Assassin's Creed
Posted on Sunday, Apr 20 2008 @ 03:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck