TXAA

TXAA is a new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering seen in motion when playing games). This technology is a mix of a temporal filter, hardware anti-aliasing, and custom CG film-style anti-aliasing resolves. To filter any given pixel on the screen, TXAA uses a contribution of samples, both inside and outside of the pixel, in conjunction with samples from prior frames, to offer the highest quality filtering possible. TXAA has improved spatial filtering over standard 2xMSAA and 4xMSAA. For example, on fences or foliage and in motion, TXAA starts to approach and sometimes exceeds the quality of other high-end professional anti-aliasing algorithms.


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GPU Boost 2.0

Having acquired data from hundreds of thousands of end-users in the year following the GTX 680's launch, NVIDIA's engineers determined that GPU temperature was more commonly an inhibitor to performance than power consumption. As a result, they took GPU Boost technology and developed GPU Boost 2.0 for GTX 700 Series GPUs, which increases the Boost Clock until the graphics card hits a predetermined Temperature Target (80C on a GTX TITAN, for example). With this change, performance is increased by 3-7% over GPU Boost 1.0 at stock speeds, and by a larger degree on factory-overclocked models sold by our partners.


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Adaptive V-Sync

Nothing is more distracting when gaming than frame rate stuttering and screen tearing. Stuttering occurs when frame rates fall below the VSync frame rate cap, which is typically 60 frames per second, matching the 60Hz refresh rate of most monitors and screens. When frame rates dip below the cap VSync locks the frame rate to the nearest level, such as 45 or 30 frames per second. As performance improves the frame rate returns to 60.


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