Originally Posted by mechtech
It's a solid upgrade, and it will really show when you enable AA/AF.
Don't go slowly upgrading the rest of your PC though to match it, your next upgrade should be a rebuild. Still, your build should serve you fine for a while longer at the res you game at.
LOL this is
a rebuild. In the last 2 months, I have dumped $400 into this thing including the purchase of the 4850 today, $100 for a new case, $45 for some memory, $90 for the 9600GT, $50 for the power supply.
Only thing that I have that Was new when I first built the system is the CPU, hard drive and optical drive.
FWIW, my 3dmark06 score was 8003...a whopping 30 points higher than the 9600.
I don't have Crysis Warhead but I have the first. I will install it now and patch it, then run the benchmark on minimal for you and post results.