I can't run at max AA, so FXAA makes a difference imo.
Try this Wint:
Set your 'Antialiasing - Mode' to the 'Override the application setting' and then set 'Antialiasing - Setting' to 8x CSAA. You should leave FXAA on of course. CSAA shouldn't be as taxing and it's likely you'd get about the same result as 8x MSAA without the performance hit.
Every game with be different of course and I don't play XIV currently so I can't test, but for other games this gave me a performance increase. I tried with no AA, with only FXAA, with 4x MSAA only, 4x MSAA and FXAA and finally with 8x CSAA and FXAA. For almost all of the games I tried I got the best combination of performance and visual quality with the latter. If you have a steady 60 with 4x MSAA and FXAA then you might get better visual quality and keep the same frame rate using higher AA, just CSAA instead of MSAA. Edited, May 27th 2012 7:59pm by FilthMcNasty
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.