I am passionate on this topic so here are my opinions
Do not get anything slower than a Kyro II
.. meaning do not get a Geforce 2 MX. The Kyro II kicks some serious butt for being such a "lightweight" however it is outclassed by the bigger boys.
The Geforce 2
or Radeon 64
is a good choice. Both have pros and cons you need to research each card (look past PR BS) and decide which one has most what you want in a card.
Next month there will only be one worthy card for the heavy weight class and that is the Radeon7500
. It's SRP is $200 so it should be about $150-$170 at the stores. It is a Directx 7 card which is the biggest mark against it. However it smokes the Geforce 2 Pro and Geforce 2 Ultra and is just as fastas the Geforce 3 in DX7 games
but of course the GF3 beats it in DX8 games. Possible the Geforce 3 MX
may be a good choice but we have to wait and see what the price is(could be anywhere between $250-300).
No doubt the champion cards will be the Geforce 3, Geforce 3 Ultra,
and the Radeon 8500
. These will cost an arm and a leg though. All of them will be over $350 to buy
[ August 23, 2001: Message edited by: Darth_Lando ]