So, my wife is both a gamer and working on her portfolio to get back to working as a 3D modeller. She is currently doing both with a video card that I am actually embarrassed to mention.
Since her birthday is coming up, I'm looking to find her an upgrade. Looking through this month's gaming videocard rundown (and yes, I know that's aimed at gaming primarily) I think the Radeon HD 6950 2 GB is probably my best bet. But I'm not sure if there's something I'm missing that would significantly impact the 3D performance, or make another option a better choice.