Originally posted by senseless
Whats wrong with being a geek? As i see it, we have an advantage over the rest of the world.
I'm afraid to play america's army.. Next then you know i'll be brainwashed and joining the marines.
You're expecting too much out of the radeon card. Nvidia has surpassed ati chipsets in speed as of recent. If you have your settings to max performance (no AA, no VS, etc) and have your card set to render like 300 frames ahead (im not sure if catylst has this option). Other than that, make sure you have enough power to your system. If it still doesnt work, go buy a 6600gt.
EDIT: also, the stereotypical geek isnt at all what a geek truly is. Also, VIA truly does suck.
First off playing AA won't hurt you any. I play it all the time and I haven't even considered joining the army. It does not brainwash you and I have also taken screenshots of many different areas and I have not found any subliminal messages. IMO it is completely clean of government conspiracy to recruit young men into the army.
Also I am not expecting to much of ATI, I actually have the card so I know what it can do. Which a 3000+ and 1gb corsair I scored 5000 in 3dmark05 with the x800 xl, that's darn good. And you can check the reviews for yourself. The x800 xl smoke the 6600gt, it even competes with 2 6600gt's in SLI.
CompPro, AA is a very good game for tweaking as far as graphic options go. I highly recommend looking through this tweaktown guide to optimize your system for gaming.
And read through the windows xp and ATI tweaking guides also. These guides have helped my games run so much smoother, it would be a good idea to check them out.