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    So I read that enhanced is aimed at tegra powered devices, but I would like to know specifically what quality wise are we missing with the standard setting? personally I can't tell them apart visually, but see performance hit with the enhanced setting.


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    It can be hard to tell on some tables, but for the most part, its usually surface reflections. Such as the ball reflecting off the playfield, any of the animated characters/objects and those reflections. For example on x-men, when magneto rips the metal plates or whatever off the table, before he sets them down, they will spin in the air for a few secs, and you can see the reflection on the table. There's a couple tables with constant playfield animation, like spiderman (on the marvel app) where the mysterio ramp looks like it actually has a purple mist floating above it. On standard graffics, the ramp is just purple. If memory serves, tables where the ball catches fire or changes color looks better. Other than that, i havent really noticed too much else. And although enhanced graphics are geared toward tegra devices, its not limited to them. My Galaxy note 10.1 has a powerfull enough processor and ram space to use it, whereas my evo4g lte does not. Overall the tables have a little more polish/shine to them, but by no means does it look bad in comparison. Its been awhile since i played on standard graphics, so i may have forgotten a couple other things, but thats the jist of it, as far as i can tell. Happy flippin!
    Last edited by MarkItZeroSmoky; 08-02-2013, 05:12 AM.


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      thanks for the input. Surprisingly I can tell a difference in performance on my note 2 (and it has a bit beefier specs than note 10.1),6935

      on standard its constant 60fps, and on enhanced it's smooth but not quite as much (must be dropping below 60fps)

      but good info nevertheless, thanks


      • #4
        Interesting. Your note II has a slightly more powerful processor and a different mali graphics processor. (that kinda upsets me too, lol, but the note 10.1 is a little bit older) I cant recall exactly where i read it, but i have read somewhere about the mali graphics processors and that some have issues with certain things performance wise. (forgive me it was a little while ago & i cant recall the exact article and or the specific problems certain apps were running into. Lame of me, i know). Could it be a difference in our screens res & types and the graphics processors? Idk im limited in my tech knowledge, so to speak. Ive ran the nenamark2 bench test on it & the average out of 5 or so tests were 58.6 fps. Honestly, my note runs super smooth on enhanced graphics. The tables play just as fast as on my ps3, and believe me, i got hundreds of hours across both platforms. I think ive only had slow down or stutter maybe two or 3 times, during a 4 ball multiball with the table lit up. Might have been a wizard reward mode or a fantastic four multiball, lol. What exactly does it do and how often do you experience it? Now on my phone, the frame rate definetly slows a bit, usualy when an incoming text or some background app is running. Try turning off your location services and auto sync. If you have a connection optimizer, kill that. Let it run on one service (3g/4g/wi-fi) thats never a prob for you and see what that does. I kno my phone improved doing that, but its not powerfull enough for enhanced graphics. Hell both our devices are more powerful than a few of the tegras. In fact, i had actually purchased an asus tf300 with a tegra 3 chip first because i wanted to make sure i was getting as much as i could since i knew i would be playing a ton of pinball on it, but i returned it for the note because, well the screen res was just awful. Anyways, see if turning off the background crap helps any. Otherwise, its not a dealbreaker on the game to just run it on standard.