Heh; I was just trying to pimp the 9700/9800.
The fast framerates are nice and the newer features can be neato-freato, but it is the visual quality - slightly from ATI and more from the AA (and AF to a much lesser extent) - that make this current generation of cards so great. Even with a lower-end processor, you can pretty much play all
games with some form of AA and it really does make a significant visual difference, much more than any (current) bump mapping/pixel shader/truform/what have you.
For those with a limited budget (or those other people - the "sane" people :o), you won't suddenly drop dead from a heart attack if you don't have one of the newer cards. However, I do think that AA/AF are really viable options now, not to mention future generations.
Lastly, this is not an ATI-specific thing, but I focus on ATI as I both have the card and view ATI as the price (9700) and performance (9800) leader, at least against the FX and with a nod towards high-end gaming.
Having said all of this, Doom 3
make my card its b...uhh...bare minimum.
I do not think that there is anybody that will not have to upgrade for Doom 3
or similar games.
Thinking that I would take Thief III
over Doom 3
, though :D,
Edit: The typos that are my life.
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