Originally posted by Brian3DGPU
I feel he is much like me, he wants the best performance, no matter who makes it...
It's really a shame that there are a whole lot of folks who don't think this way. I used to be one one them. I had a similar bad experience with the Radeon 8500 but then I tried out a modded 9500 (OC'd to close to 9700 Pro specs) and that card was amazing. Just like my current 9800, totally blows my FX5800 out of the water in terms of visual quality and performance.
People should just buy the best cards they can afford that work for their games. If it's ATI, great, if it's NVIDIA that's cool too.