ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (more)

I’ve been using my ATI Radeon 9800 PRO for a little over a week now. I’m loving it. Not a big benchmark fan, so I haven’t bothered overclocking it. I’m mainly playing America’s Army and I can play with all the details cranked up and still get a decent FPS of ~50-70. Lovely.

But ATI’s drivers in Linux absolutely SUCK. I get some terrible distortion while playing AA after about a minute in a map. Game is absolutely beautiful in Windows, so I find myself booting over just to play that game. I’ve found a couple other people with the same problem, so I guess it really is a driver issue. I’ve tried two different versions of the driver (3.2.8 and 3.7.0) and get the same problem.

And GameVE continues to cause problems for me. They issued a refund, but it was only a partial refund. I’ve tried calling them a couple times but can’t get ahold of the manager. I emailed them and asked about it, but no reply yet. In the meantime, I’ve filed complaints with the BBB, California Attorney General, Marasco and Nesselbush and the Federal Trade Commission. They sold me a used, old, defective product and advertised it as brand new. Now they’re hassling me about giving me my money back. So screw em.

One Response to “ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (more)”

  1. Jason says:

    I have a ATI Radeon 9800 in my computer as well and am loving it ! I play Half-Life 2 with it and the graphics are really smooth. I played America’s army a few times and runs pretty smooth with that too.