Something isn't right there. I have a 2001FP with a 9600 XT and play any game I want just fine. UT2k4, WoW, WC3. All at 1600x1200 no issues at all.
It isn't that I cant play the games at 1600x1200. I just can notice the difference between that and the 10x7 I used to run at. Everything was much smoother and I miss that. I also am playing WoW and UT2004. WoW is more than fine at 16x12 but even UT2004 seems slow to me @ 16x12. CS:S and HL2 are fairly unplayable at super high resolution, that's why I want to upgrade. I can live without AA too but I need AF now. I cant go back.
The fact that the card is practically paid for also helps the decision. I could live with what I have but since I have all the Best Buy gift cards, I might as well use them.