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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review (w/ 4770k / HD7990 / 2,933mhz DDR3)

Grid 2 is the sequel to the racing video game Race Driver: Grid.  It was developed and published by Codemasters. The game includes numerous real world locations such as Paris, numerous United States locations, and many more, and also includes motor vehicles spanning four decades. In addition, it includes a new handling system that developer Codemasters has dubbed ‘TrueFeel’, which aims to hit a sweet spot between realism and accessibility.
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We selected a series of very high-ultra settings as shown above.
2560x1600 8AA
For the first test we selected a 8x MSAA configuration, shown above.
grid 2 8msaa
Frame rates are extremely smooth, averaging around 130 frames per second. There is clearly plenty of headroom available for higher image quality settings, so we went back into the game configuration settings to increase quality further.
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We opted for a 8f16x EQAA configuration.
grid 2 8f16x EQAA
The frame rates drop to around 80 frames per second average, with a minimum frame rate of 62. In real world terms this game is perfectly smooth at all times, and looks stunning at these settings.

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