I had a Nvidea card - TI4600 128ram, it was a great card, had it a little over a year. I wanted one of the new cards that was out seeing how I just rebuilt my machine. I went out and got the Nvidea 5950 256ddr ram, 8X video card.
I will say, It ROCKS
I scored over 3500 more points on benchmark 2001SE, and I picked up about 7 to 9 FPS in FS9. Okay, not a big difference on FS9, but some of my other games really look good. I have FS9 maxed on just about everything, and I am locked at 30 now....and it stays in the upper 20's all the time. Even in KORD.....
So if anyone was wondering if a new card would make a difference....I would say about 20% increase for me.
Just one opinion, and one man's results.
3ghz, P4, intel 865perl mobo, 512ddr400 ram, 800fsb, Nvidea 5950 256ddr @ 8X. I have anti lasing off in game, and have filter and lasing at 4x each. It seemed a little unstable at 8x, 8x ....I crashed machine 3 times. Have not crashed at all at 4x, 4x. I am happy. PLUS EVERYTHING except clouds is maxed. clouds at 40%