As I was up for an upgrade of my GFX card (GF3), I waited for the 9700, 5800, 9800, 5900. So I finally got this FX5900 about week and a half ago now and my experience with it has not been all that great. The worst problem I experience with this card is constant screen flickering like my monitor is bad but if I put back my GF3 it's gone. It's not just me, it's heaps of ppl out there. I even swapped the card around etc, the only solution to the problem is taking the power cord out of the card as it comes with a sepereate power plug. Card performance goes way down but the flicker is gone. The store is willing to give me a full refund as they have confirmed the problem as well. I am contemplating sitting tight and wait for a fix but if pulling the plug out of the card solves the problem I can't see a software driver fix this. The only option I have would be to get the 9800 card after all. Anyone exp with this one? For those of u who have a 9700 card did that one come with a seperate power plug?