Since when does a game have to be good for its benchmarks scores to be valid?
Don't you get frustrated when even a 9600XT beats a more expensive 59xx series Nvidia card in DX9?
Was Q3 a good game (note not the engine, the game itself)?
Halo shows the same results when you use Custom time demos. But yet people also through out those results because its PC version was a "bad game"
If a game is poorly coded, maybe
KOTR may be an example of bad coding. Here is a post from B3D that explains the problem. I dont play the game and have no personal knowledge if this is accurate.
So more than a month after BioWare had stated ATI didn't support a Pixel shader for shiny water, we were finally playing with shiny waters.
The only game out we have seen this in is TRAoD(even if we include FarCry). In order to be frustrated by the 9600XT besting the 59xx boards you have to be playing TRAoD- do you own that game? It came with my Audigy2, and it is incredibly bad by any standard.
I liked Quake3 better then UT.
Originally posted by: jbirney
You might want to know that the original poster of this thread went ahead and got an 9800 and seems rather happy with it:
Originally posted by: Tabb
Don't you get frustrated when call of duty crashes at random every 15 minutes?
No, it doesn't crash on my 9600XT
Don't you get frustrated when horizons runs at 15fps 800x600 all low settings?
Horizons? What the hell is that?
Don't you get frustrated when Wolfenstein Enemy Territory runs slower on a 9800 than a FX5600?
No, I dont. 60 FPS is quite playable.
Don't you get frustrated when nVIDIAs Aniso looks better than ATis?
No, I dont. It doesn't look that much better.
Don't you get frustrated when Neverwinternights Crashes every time you enable AA in the game?
Strange, doesn't happen to me
Don't you get frustrated when the FX5600U stomps the 9800XT in Q3A
Nope, because I dont waste my 9800XT on a game that old.
Don't you get frustrated with VPU recovery errors?
What are VPU Recovery Errors? Never heard of those?
Don't you get frustrated with drivers that dont properly uninstall and need special 3rd party programs to totally remove?
Show me one driver package that completely removes itself.