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Re: Which Graphics Card?

Rick Towler wrote:
> Your assessment of the GF3 isn't quite correct.  Yes, you will pay a premium
> for it.  And it is true that most of the new features (per pixel shading for
> example) aren't utilized by most current software packages.  But the GF3
> sports a new memory architecture and faster clock rate which helps to push
> more data making it faster than any consumer level graphics adapter on the
> market even for such mundane tasks as data visualization.

I take it, you own one or are ready to buy one? It is the hottest and
most modern gaming card, and there is no question about it. But it is
not the only one, and my question is, does a typical user utilize the
novelties provided by GF3 in everyday work, and if these advantages are
worth the extra money. Besides, you need an AGPpro slot to be sure it
will work reliably.
Since David's price range is beyond the cost of GF3, he might shop
around for a better card. http://www.anandtech.com might appear helpful.

Good luck,