Re: Disabling PS2.0 on FX5900 made me happy
I've just done this and am hugely impressed / very happy with the result - as far as image quality goes: the only way I can honestly tell the difference in Far Cry is the lower framerate when PS2.0 is enabled - I lost a fair bit of performance with the 1.3 patch (was never choppy indoors but became so with 1.3) so am really happy to get it back with this fix. Even in HL2 I'm seeing a great improvement in performance (ie. can use higher AA settings happily) with virtually no loss in image quality - thanks Daneel!!.
Oh, just thought I should add: I was quite surprised when I upgraded from my P4 2.0 / Ti4200 rig to this A64 setup that the only really noticeable improvement to Far Cry was in performance - the image was great with the Ti4200 and so remained pretty much the same but with higher framerate on the new rig (so I was able to turn up in game settings).
I don't know whether this is an indictment of the FX5900 or PS 2.0, or indeed a great rap for the venerable Ti4200.
A64 3200+ / GA-K8VT800 (F6) / 2x512 DDR400 CAS 2.5 / Sparkle 6600GT