Originally Posted by Pantherman
My system really gags with Fry Cry. I'm running it at 1280X1024 with everything except for shadows set to Very High, and the game is almost unplayable in the carrier and really slow when driving a vehicle. Conversely, I've played the game with the same settings on a system with a 9800XT and 9800 Pro and the game is much faster. I've even installed the latest 1.1 patch. I've heard how pitiful the GeForceFX is with DX9 shaders. Now I can actually SEE the difference. Let's hope Nvidia can correct this problem with the new NV40. Otherwise, ATI will keep walking away with the performance crown. "The Way it's Meant to be Played" is a real JOKE!!! It seems ATI's cards are more suited to the newest games.
FWIW...Not saying this is for certain....but 1280x1024 is kind of a funky resolution in certain games. I've seen (especially in racing games for whatever reason) that performance is actually better
at 1600x1200. I know that is not the norm at all and goes against logic but I've seen it. I don't have Far Cry (yet) so can't speak for it.