|NVIDIA ForceWare 91.47 - Transparency anti-aliasing on the GeForce 6 series|
|Test setup, Anti-aliasing image quality|
|GeForce 6 series Transparency AA performance|
NVIDIA ForceWare 91.47 - Transparency anti-aliasing on the GeForce 6 series
When new features make their way into a driver release by either ATI or NVIDIA, or when a feature previously only available on current boards makes its way on to a previous generation of parts, such happenings are usually greeted with a fair amount of fanfare both by the IHV themselves and the users of any products which benefit from this addition.
With this in mind, it is somewhat surprising that NVIDIA's ForceWare 91.47 driver arrived with no such shouting from the roof tops or celebration, despite offering up a rather impressive addition for users of GeForce 6 series boards - That being the ability to use transparency anti-aliasing on these parts, a luxury previously reserved for only the GeForce 7 series of boards.
Of course, being the pixel whores that we are, we couldn't let this landmark pass without a little testing and prodding, to see whether these older boards can cope with the rigours of this additional anti-aliasing support as gracefully as their younger siblings. So, we dusted off a couple of GeForce 6 series boards, and fired them up to put them through their paces using this new functionality from both an image quality and performance standpoint. Read on to see how they fared.