Tom Clancy's The Division PC Performance Review

Chromatic Aberration - Why I Hate it

Tom Clancy's The Division PC Performance Review

Chromatic Aberration - Why I hate it

Chromatic aberration is something that any photographers in the audience will be very familiar with, also being know as "colour fringing". Typically a lot of photographers would edit this out of their images in order to have a more crisp and clear final image.

Recently we have seen a lot of developers integrate this effect into games, as when used correctly it can make an image much more realistic, but in many cases it can have the opposite effect and can in some extreme cases give gamers a headache or motion sickness like symptoms. 

Below is an image before and after the effect of chromatic aberration was edited out/toned down, making the image more crisp and removing the unwanted colourful haze at the edge of the tree. 

  The Division Beta Performance Review

 

The Division makes use of Chromatic Aberration when the game is turned to it's medium presets or higher. below are a selection of 4K screenshots which show the game at ultra settings with the effect turned on and off. 

I personally find this affect very annoying and will turn it off whenever possible, which thankfully we can in The Division, as the effect blurs the image in places where I would prefer for it to be in focus.  

In some game like Dying Light this effect can cause motion sickness or headaches for some people, which is a real shame since the effect cannot be turned off in the game.

The effect of Chromatic Aberration has the potential to be both beneficial and troublesome when used in games, but thankfully it can be turned off by the user in The Division, so users can turn it on or off depending on their own personal taste. 

 

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09-03-2016, 12:33:58

Warchild
Im benching some results right now. I clearly see an issue with Gsync at the moment. Ill post some results when im done.

Look at the FPS loss with Gsync turned on with SLI. I thought SLI was fine until i started benching some results. I just kept it simple and consistent. Results are an average of 3 runs per variation. And this is with the new Nvidia drivers intended for The Division.

Using a ROG Swift Monitor with refresh set at 120hz via Nvidia panel. Interesting was that when using windowed mode in game, it automatically locked refresh to 60hz as opposed to the 120hz set by default.

http://i.imgur.com/mMZ7yIO.pngQuote

09-03-2016, 12:57:26

AngryGoldfish
Do you have actual 4k images uploaded anywhere I can view comparing the graphics settings? Either I'm missing something embarrassingly obvious or the images are far too small to actually compare.Quote

09-03-2016, 13:08:03

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Do you have actual 4k images uploaded anywhere I can view comparing the graphics settings? Either I'm missing something embarrassingly obvious or the images are far too small to actually compare.
For whatever reason the 4K image links broke, but it it is fixed now.Quote

09-03-2016, 13:09:48

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
For whatever reason the 4K image links broke, but it it is fixed now.
Thanks!Quote

09-03-2016, 13:54:37

Treadpool
Noticed the 1440p benches are from beta, as noted in the screenshot title. Do you have updated benches for live? I have a 5930k (overclocked to 4.4) and a 980ti (also slightly overclocked) - with those settings I barely make mid 50s to 60 in-game. Especially with the NVAO+ stuff on. I don't see how you get 100 avg fps.Quote
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