Originally Posted by RobHague
FarCry performance/image quality is fixed now im pretty sure with the latest leaked drivers and farcry patch.
Go for the 5700U.
Both the 5700U and 9600XT are not future proof, and are going to be equally poor at DX9 - even the top end 9800's struggle along with proper DX9 games - thats what the next generation are for... so a few FPS difference on either side makes no odds. Go for the 5700U, the new ForceWare drivers are nicer than the cat's.
struggle along? Yeah right. Both Far Cry demos run great on my 9600XT @ 1024x768 with every option on very high. You also think that the IQ problem is fixed, take a look at comparison HardOCP did http://hardocp.com/image.html?image=...8xNF9sLmpwZw==
. Even with the 1.1 patch the Geforce FX 5900XT
cannot keep up with the 9600XT much less the 5700u http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjA0LDQ=
. How are the Forceware drivers nicer than the Catalyst? I have never had a problem with them and the AA and AF IQ is much better IMO. With that said there is no reason to buy the 5700 ultra when you can have a superior product for less.
Equally poor in DX9? Maybe I should post some Shader Mark scores