Re: Was the FX series a failure?
I wouldn't call the FX a failure, but it really didn't live up to the expectations.
I have a 5900 flashed to 5950u and I'm satisfied with its performance in every game I played, even far cry (which I really didn't like that much) and of course Doom3 (better than farcry IMO).
Clearly the worst part of the fx line is its dx9 performance, it was one of its most touted features and really didn't measure well with ATI.
"fortunately" for nvidia by the time dx9 titles are coming out they have a great replacement. The 6600 GT and 6800, seem like a nice upgrade from my 5900 and by the time I replace my card (by christmas most likely) I may even afford to get a 6800GT