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Sixteen upper-midrange GFX roundup

HD3800s / 8800GTs a plenty

By: Steve Dougherty from Feb 13, 2008 @ 17:14 CST

Having trouble working out which upper mid-range graphics card fits the bill for you? With the many different choices on offer it's certainly not easy.

Thanks to the folks over at Tech Report they've rounded up sixteen cards based around the highly popular GeForce 8800GT and Radeon HD 3800 series from all the big name vendors. If you weren't sure which way to go before, you certainly will be after reading this.

We are living in perhaps the most exciting time in recent history for PC graphics. What's particularly striking about this latest flurry of excitement is that it isn't tied to a new standard in performance set by high-end "halo" cards that few enthusiasts can actually afford. Instead, it's being driven at an almost grassroots level, fueled by the class of graphics cards that most of us seem to end up actually buying-cards in the $200 range. These cards don't incite as much geek lust as those higher up the line, but they're far more attainable and often boast a better value proposition than the latest flagships.