If you notice 9800XT beats it by a margin and it defeats 9800 Pro by a margin.
Seeing Valve gmaes will run faster on ATI, you might wanto consider ATi stuff.
Thats the non-ultra there...so ultra ~ 9800XT
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<b>Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by priyajeet on 08/24/04 01:14 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
No way. How soon people forget the FX woes. Keep the R9800 Pro unless D3 is your thing. IQ on the Radeons is generally better, and in some cases much better. Also, Look at this link and see that in HL2, the FX5950 default to DX8.1 in HL2 so far, and couldn't even be forced to run DX9. (read the conclusion if you just skim the review)