I am not a gamer. Not interested in gaming performance specs.
However I do watch DVD movies and do a lot of work online. I'm upgrading to Blu-Ray as finances will permit somewhere down the road.
I'm running a dual monitor set up but due to the current card's limitations it's giving me no access to the multi monitor settings. It clones the wallpaper but extends the desktop across the two monitors. This is unacceptable. The 32" is connected through the dvi port converted to hdmi. The 20" is connected to the vga port. I'm looking for a dual dvi ported card to resolve this issue. I have the current version of the Nvidia drivers for my current card.
1gig 9800gt $149.99usd from evga
512meg 9600gt $99.99 from evga
Also I have tried ATI in the past and personally don't care for them. So let's just keep this Nvidia. Between the two, which is the bang for the buck and why?