Originally Posted by Arioch
In my personal opinion, yes it was a failure. I so wanted to return to Nvidia after using my 9700 Pro but the DirectX game performance numbers I saw scared me away. While I wouldn't call slow it just wasn't near the performance of the 9800 Pro at the time I was looking at one and the IQ wasn't what I expected either.
All is forgiven however as I think Nvidia redeemed themselves with the 6800 series.
What DirectX games were you playing when you were considering the 5900 vs 9800P purchase that the 5900 didn't run well?