I miss having my Radeon 8500 and tweaking the settings to keep most of the visual splendour, but increasing FPS. With a 9800 Pro, I do not have to do that, and everything is on High or Very High. No worries, and I think, less fun in some respects.
I think tweaking the graphics settings with a Geforce 3 or Geforce FX 5200 or Radeon 8500-9200 make playing games that are graphically demanding, like Far Cry, more fun to play. Does anyone agree?
Do not get me wrong, having an awesome video card makes the game fun in a different way. Like you and your computer are conquering the developers attempts to prevent you from beating the game. I do the shooting, and my comp conquers the frame rate. He he.