8x AA is nice, even at HD resolutions. However, to support your statement, I would still prefer 4x AA with Adaptive AA or TR-SSAA rather than 8x AA without AdAA or TRSSAA. Try playing Company of Heroes with 8xAA and it's jaw-dropping. The detail looks impeccable.. you just cannot get enough of this eye-candy, even with a magnifying glass. 32x AA.. that, I think is a waste. I would rather see 32x AF than 16x AA.