For those who are looking for an alternative to nVidia, there is Matrox. Their newest offering, the Matrox G550 has been reviewed by the folks at Bench House. Is it a viable video solution? Go and see for yourself. here's a snip:
"In the times of nVidia and ATI dictating the graphic cards market there are a few people that actually remember that Matrox was the first real pioneer of the 3D acceleration. We, here at www.bench-house.com, did a review of Matrox's latest graphics card - G550.The history of the company as well as some new technologies it incorporated into the new chip are reviewed."