Seth John said:
ATI 4770 is the king of value for money
I've read this.. I am a bit concerned about the heat and the noise they generate though. I would be very interested in a quiet bang for buck card if one exists.
I think you mean a 4850 because the 4770 is more of an entertainment card and not a full fledge gaming GPU. It handles movies, files, apps, 3dsMax, Cad, and most games but not on their maximum settings. So for a real card to be "worth" it, it has to be able to handle a decent amount of games at their "near max" settings. This card is under $130 online now and perhaps cheaper in other areas(some for even $100!!).
But the main question was which company makes the best GPUs from the stock ones(Nvidia) or ATi out there. Which ones can make the best overclocks and superclocks.... cooling, looks, function, psu saving, space, airflow, ect.....