I haven't concerned myself with video cards for some time now, but right now I'm thinking of upgrading my current graphics card. I have googled a lot lately and looked over several forums/benchmarks, but I can't quite get to a result, which graphics card I should buy. Currently I'm using a Geforce 7800GT, and I'm not sure what new card I should get. At first I looked at the Geforce 9600 but I have come to the decision to prefer the Geforce 8800GT (512 MB) over the 9600. Then, I noticed the Radeon HD 3870 and found out that it has better specs on paper. So now, I'm pretty much confused on which is the better card and which one I should get. I'm looking forward to get a powerful card for gaming (Crysis and so on) maybe some computer animating stuff and a one that has a good future.
the 8800gt will beat the hd3870 hands down! cooling is priority with the 8800gt 512s so go with the AKIMBO version as 1st option or the MSI. this will keep you from having to spend more money on a aftermarket cooler like me. i have the original spec EVGA card and had to get a zalman HSF to cool that puppy down!