I have the XFX 5870 xxx version which is tuned for gaming, and i am having difficulties with star trek online.
There are consistant graphic crash while on ground mission with heavy lighting underground, and i have found out the reason behind all of this.
If you find yourself with graphic crashes, then by all means disable the "dynamic lighting" in options.
After i turned down the shadow details, antialiasing and dynamic lighting; everything worked perfectly.
Either it is a driver issue, or cryptic needs to fix their graphic engine.....
hhmmm just tried all i can see so far is a little bit of stuttering from time to time but nothing major!
its a big improvement from what iv had in the past but ill keep an eye on it as i didnt give long!!
I think it has something to do with the 5800 series cards as there are a lot of reports online regarding grey screening and tearing with that series. It was supposed to be fixed with the 10.2 drivers. The issue effected some 5700 series cards also but not as badly as the 5800's. I put a new 5670 in friday and it runs like a champ even with dynamic lighting turned on with the 10.2 drivers but then it isn't one of the series that seems to be affected. ATI is said to be working hard to address this problem. just do a google thread for ATI grey screen to get more info about this issue.
Well, my nvidia 9800GTX was crashing in ground combat too with dynamic enabled, it went away after I updated my drivers and directX, guess I'm just lucky. :p Though I'm starting to wonder if all the required DX files are included in the game install, as I noticed the update added some files that were from January which it thought were missing/outdated. /shrug