Just bought a Sapphire 9600Pro to replace my old and trustworthy Chaintech GF2Ti which has served me well and without any complaints.
The problem is that although i do see a big difference in numbers (ie 3DMark et) i fail to see any big differences in perfomance while playing games. I am feeling a bit bitter right now having spent 200E and not being able to play some games with more options than i used to play them with the GF2Ti card.
I can return the card to the store and spent 100E more to get the 5900 (either Chaintech, Albatron or Asus), but i am not sure whether it will be worth it. Any thoughts? The 9800Pro is out of reach unfortunately, more than 200E price difference.