What graphics card do you recommend?


I need info/suggestions on purchasing a graphics card that supports hardware Transform & Lighting.


This question was answered on July 14, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The good price/performance points in gaming cards are represented by the following cards, in order from least powerful to most powerful:

Radeon 9600XT $220

NVidia FX5900XT $220

Radeon 9800 Pro (256-bit memory interface only) $380

NVidia 6800 GT (256Mb card only) $680

Those cards are the ONLY alternatives which can rightfully be claimed as 'Good Value' purchases The upcoming NVidia 6600GT and perhaps the ATi X700XT might slot in between the 9800 Pro and the 6800GT, when initial release prices drop back a tiny tad.

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Posted by Johnny of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 14, 2005