In my HD 7970 travels, I recorded two short videos so users can see a comparison between HDR and non-HDR flying. This isn’t meant to be a direct comparison per se, but it will show how the HD 7970 is doing overall. The first video uses HDR with atmosphere scattering and FXAA post process anti-aliasing enabled. The second video uses 8x anti-aliasing with HDR disabled.
HDR with FXAA post process & atmospheric scattering
Filmed near KLXV airport, direct KDEN. Aircraft is Twin Otter by X-Hangar. While performance was so-so and artifacts were present during this trip, the simulator was usable.
Non-HDR with 8x anti-aliasing
Filmed over Lake Michigan after departing KORD. Aircraft is Challenger 300 by ddenn. While the 8x anti-aliasing outperformed HDR flying, the simulator froze about twenty minutes into the flight. Other than that, the simulator was usable, with so-so performance.
I realize it’s apples and oranges to a degree, but which do you think looks better?