I'm sure you've seen tons of threads of this subject but after hours of reading, I'm still weary about purchasing my next graphics card. There has been so many threads spanning back to mid 2008, so I didn't really get my facts as good as I wanted. I'm currently running a eVGA 8800GT on a 24 Inch 1080p monitor..which doesn't always run games smooth.
Bottom line which graphics card is best for value? Not which ones cheapest, but for the money, what graphic card deserves it based off performance?
The cards I've been looking at are as follows:
Nvidia 9800 GTX for $99
Nvidia GTX 260 for $159
Nvidia GTX 260 (216 Core) for $192
ATI Radeon 4850 for $99 (1GB for $120)
ATI Radeon 4870 for $150-$159
ATI Radeon 4890 for $188
I used to be a HUGE Ati fan when the 9800XTs & the X850s were on the market (hyping up Half-Life 2) But after those models I've been leaned towards Nvidia due to the wide variety of custom drivers.
Another thing is, since the new line of graphic cards are about to hit the market, would it be smarter to wait til they launch to get better prices on the cards I'm lookin at or doesn't matter?