Thresh's FiringSquad heeft een roundup in elkaar gezet van de goedkopere videokaarten momenteel op de markt. Ze testen de 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000, een standaard TNT2, een Matrox G400, de ATI Rage 128 en een Savage 4 Pro kaartje. Hier heb je vast een stukkie, hier staat de rest.
As always, the choice is between speed and eye-candy. Hardcore Quake players who want the fastest framerates from a vanilla card will have to go with the Voodoo 3 2000 set to fastest at 640 x 480. If cost is an issue, you can't beat the V3 2000's price with the $30 rebate.
Most of us aren't hardcore Quake players, and we'd probably go with the TNT2. It's not much slower than the V3 2000 on the fast low-res settings, and it does much better at higher resolutions with more demanding graphics options enabled. If 32-bit graphics are a must, the TNT2 is your card. Keep in mind that the Savage 4 Pro might also be a contender. We'll try to get the Stealth III S540 numbers as soon as possible.
The G400 is great in D3D games such as Expendable, but the card still lags behind the V3 and TNT2 in OpenGL game performance. Environment mapped bump mapping, dual monitor support, and Matrox's excellent image quality still make the G400 an attractive card, but we'll have to pass on this one because we're still big on Quake over here.
We're not going to recommend buying the Rage 128, but don't feel bad if it's the card that came with your system. The Rage 128 is a decent performer, and the card still supports all the newest games.