Re: help me decide on a graphics card...
I have a 9800PRO, and it is a good card, but I really wouldn't advise it for todays games, as its starting to show its age rather alot. I am still able to play most games in high settings though; for instance FEAR, though the new Half Life 2: Lost Coast, brings it down to a very low fps rate, even though the original Half Life 2 could run all at high settings.
Its all because of the shader model 3 it doesn't support, which the Nvidia card would, so thats probably your best bet.
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