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Eldritch:
I currently have a Radeon 9200 and am thinking of upgrading my video card in the near future. I have noticed in the tech forums for many games that Radeon cards seem to be the ones that are always popping up with problems. I have also heard that Nvidia has much better driver updates and support. I was thinking of getting a 9600 or 9800 but with these issues I am not sure now. So what are the opinions here? Which card do you use and why? I want to spend $200.00 or less so any recomendations?

eCK0:
I use an nVidia 6800 Ultra.  I picked nVidia for the SLi technology, though if you're not planning on spending about a grand to run dual cards, then that's not  a factor you should look at.  In reality, there's no real big difference.  ATi has some nice hardware accelarating tweaks, but those are more for fun (render any game like the matrix, etc.)  Personally, I'd go with another nVidia, I've had little to no trouble with it and it runs great.

Varaj:
I have had more problems with ATI cards than I have had with nVidia cards.  As for performace they seem to be generally close enough to each other for that to not be a large issue.

kryyst:
Nvidia cards typically have better driver support and work with greater success with most games.  So I suggest Nvidia.  As for the specifics of which card just depends on when you are buying it the longer you stall the better a card you'll get.  Some loose lines are that you want around 256mb of video ram and the fast the video ram the better.

Eldritch:

--- Quote from: kryyst ---Nvidia cards typically have better driver support and work with greater success with most games.  So I suggest Nvidia.  As for the specifics of which card just depends on when you are buying it the longer you stall the better a card you'll get.  Some loose lines are that you want around 256mb of video ram and the fast the video ram the better.
--- End quote ---
I was thinking a 256 meg card. Actually I was thinking of the MSI brand 6600. I have the nforce2  motherboard by MSI so I figured might as well get the card from same manufacturor. I can get this for $176.00 at a local shop.

Product details:  (NX6600-VTD256) (RETAIL) (GEFORCE 6600) 256MB DDR / 8x AGP / HDTV-OUT / DVI / VIDEO IN - VIDEO OUT

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