I upgraded from a Raddy 9000 to Radeon 9800 (which windows says is a 9800 pro... what gives?). The Core is 407.25 and Memory 319.50 stock cooling. My default 9800 settings were 324/290.3 I think yours are about right for that card. Have you tried Rage3D tweak? On top of having an overclocker on it u can tweak lots of settings for D3D and OpenGL games and even have custom profiles for your games.
Have you disabled AA and AF and lowered res to 800*600?
All I can say is experiment. If your other games work fine then I would wait for the patch first before deciding whether to buy a Radeon 9800 pro (cheapest I have seen is £130... u could try ebay ( I got the 9800 for £100 there)
The other option is to get the more expensive new cards from Nvidia 6800 Ultra or X800 from ATI. These are around the £300 mark.
Make sure the Radeon 9800 pro has 256-bit memory instead of 128-bit if u go that route and at least 128MB RAM on board. For the newer cards a slow PC will hold the cards back. The only other option is to wait for PCI express.
With my system UT2004 plays at about 60fps but Far Cry is a lot more demanding and I have to play with medium settings and the framerate is still about 30 fps.
This on a 2500+ Barton and 512 MB RAM.
that happened to me also it was weird when i first played it, it ran fine but i played it the next day and it started to jerk and glitch like a b*itch i run everything on medium but i think it was a dodgy patch or such
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