GTA 4 test: Supersampling Anti-aliasing with ENB Series Mod plus graphics cards benchmarks
We already reported about the ENB Series Mod which provides GTA 4 with FSAA, better lighting and reflections. Today PC Games Hardware shows the amazing quality of the mod.
Boris Vorontsov‘s ENB Series Mod visually improves numerous games. Boris Vorontsov does not say anything about how he realizes the Anti-aliasing but according to our tests we assume Downsampling which is also used in Crysis (Warhead).
ENB Series Mod for GTA 4: Setup
The GTA 4 Mod can be downloaded from the ENB Series website. To install it you only need to copy the files (except the Reames) into the GTA 4 game folder. In the enbseries.ini you can set the according resolution. For example:
Now start the game and the ENB Mod should be in the upper left corner of the screen. In the GTA 4 graphics menu you will see an unusual high resolution from now on. That is okay since the ENB Series Mod uses 4x AA as standard. The "AntialiasingSampleCount” in the enbseries.ini is variable, though: If you set 16 you will see 4x4 (16x) Super-Sampling during the game. 3x3 (9x) is possible, too. But do not dare to activate it with a 512 MiByte graphics card or beyond 800x600 pixels ...
ENB Series Mod for GTA 4: Graphics cards benchmarks
We tested the AA capabilities of six popular graphics cards. We use our Promenade savegame during dawn. We set the VRAM multiplier to 2,048 MiByte since the game demands much more video memory for Downsampling.
Things are quite clear: The ENB Series Mod for GTA 4 needs a lot processor power and video memory. In return you will see soft shadows, a Bloom effect and almost flicker-free graphics. However, you won't be happy with graphics cards below Geforce GTX 285 or Radeon HD 5870 due to lags.
On the next page you will find several comparison screenshots with and without ENB Series Mod. What do you think about the graphics? Will you give the modification a try, too?
More articles related to GTA 4 or the ENB Series:
• Download of the ENB Series Mod for GTA 4
• 3D Center thread about GTA 4 + ENB
• ENB Series: Better graphics for free in older and new games
• GTA 4 PC: Improved sky lighting for better graphics
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