Hmm, that is kinda a close one...the 9700pro will definatly do better in shader intense games (like Half-life 2, Farcry), but the 5900 rules in OpenGL (Neverwinter Nights, Doom 3). Though the 9700 does have better AA/Aniso...hmm, well, I'd say go for the 9700pro, for that price it can't be beat. Just one thing though...
I'm a little confused so i wanted to know what rag3d users think of it.
I don't think you want to know what Rage3d thinks, but that's why you came here, right