The grass is a killer. I just put up with the stuttering until a fight starts. Then I hit escape and turn the grass off.
Fight over, grass goes back on.
This is with a 7800GTX running at 1280x800 or some such.
IMHO it is not worth upgrading to the MR 9800. Your video performance will more than double BUT there is a better way to go.
Instead of spending the $300 to $500 (I have not seen an MR9800 for less then $400 in a...
Who knows how a MR9800 would stack up against a 6800 Ultra, or even a 6800 Go?
I play Oblivion on my XPS2 w/6800 Ultra, my wife plays on the 9100 w/MR9800. Comparing the two, they get roughly the same...