A look at the driver setting reveals why: Under the AI options that affect the image quality of the anisotropic filter, there was so far the choices Off, Standard and Advanced editions, offered with with off the best image quality was (no Optimerung), with advanced, the highest performance (many improvements) and standard represented a healthy compromise, which was also set by default in the driver.
The HD 6800 series can be found in the driver now the AI choices Quality and High Quality is selected by default, but no longer delivers the image quality of the previous AI standard, but only those of the AI-Advanced. In order to achieve the image quality of standard AI - and thus the image quality of HD 5000 cards - must manually AI High Quality can be switched the image quality of the AI-off-mode 'is no longer achieved accordingly.
And it gets worse: With the release of the AMD Catalyst 10.10 is also in its high-performance HD 5800 - HD 5900 cards and entered the new Al-choice and thus reduced the filtering quality as well. The usual high quality filter of past days
have been supplying the Catalyst 10.10 therefore only the favorable and less potent low-cost and mainstream HD 5400 series, HD 5500, HD 5600 and HD 5700th.
What does is it AMD it remains to be no other explanation than that AMD wants to win in the performance and high-end class at any cost the bar compared to Nvidia image quality, while also schamlos sweep under the rug. AMD carries out the competition with Nvidia on the back of its premium customers who have paid hundreds of euros for AMD hardware, but get a picture quality offered .
You can appelieren only to AMD, the old AI choices as soon as possible to restore via driver update; times not to mention the fact that AMD has until now not the filtering quality of NVIDIA High-quality mode, which is why Nvidia graphics cards in comparisons with AMD graphics card usually is "only" tested by the quality mode. The fact that AMD could once more and think in the meantime over the years in terms of some massively Nvidia filter quality (Radeon 9000 vs GeForce FX), who view shows in the past we are excited about the filtering quality of the HD 6900-series, AMD plans to publish this month.