I'm going to upgrade my PC by the end of this month.
My current setup (4000+/a8n sli 939/2gb ram) produces 20-25 fps in Race Driver: GRID demo with everything set to low which obviously is not good enough...
I'm getting a new mobo, processor and RAM (E8200/MSI P7N SLI Platinum/4 gigs of ddr 800).
I was going to get a 9600gt until I saw this benchmark:
They used faster processor than the one I'm going for and as far as I know 9600gt is a bit slower than 8800gt.
The results are not amusing.... I mean 41fps is rather low and probably they did the benchmark with vsync turned off.
I hate screen tearing and I always game with vsync on. That would give me 25-35 fps at 12x10 @ 75Hz, wouldn't it? Not much of an improvement after spending 450 euros...
I don't need to max AA & AF out, I just want smooth gameplay (50-75 fps) with max or medium settings.
I have a 9600gt, 2gigs of ram, and an e4600 oced to 3.0ghz. I play it maxed at 1280x1024. I don't notice as much tearing as i do with other games. I'll go and get frame rates for it in a little bit to give you an idea.
Note for people: I just installed the hotfix for vista Game issues and now my 9600GT runs GRID 100% better. It's included in SP1 I believe. So I take back the bad stuff I said about the 9600GT. It gets a little chunk at the top 4 multisampling selections but other then that it works pretty well.
Windows Vista 32 bit (no SP1)
Dell T5400 - Dual Xeon X5450 processor)