If you care more about HD movie watching than gaming and you need a new video card for the task today, we recommend a 3D card like this EVGA with Nvidia's newest mainstream graphics chip. Gamers can get more performance value from Nvidia's higher-end 8800 cards, but for anyone, it would be a good idea to wait to see what's new from ATI in just a few short weeks.
No other 3D graphics card comes close to this bang for the buck, making the 320MB XFX GeForce 8800 GTS mostly an easy decision if you need a midrange upgrade. Nvidia still has to polish off its Vista software, and the sooner-or-later arrival of competing cards muddies the waters a bit, but if you need a midprice graphics card today, this should be your pick.
EVGA's GeForce GTX 9800+ Superclocked edition has basically the same price-performance benefit as its Radeon HD 4850-based graphics card competition. With identical bang-for-the-buck, you'll like this card if you demand power efficiency, but you should turn to ATI's card if your PC has limited upgrade room.
Nvidia's new Tegra Note reference design adds an i500 modem to deliver LTE speeds.
Though its design and features can't compare with the Galaxy Note 8, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 delivers a solid stylus experience for almost half the price.
This one is easy. Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX not only beats ATI to market with its next-gen 3D graphics hardware, it also eliminates ATI's image-quality advantage in current-generation titles. Throw in its sheer horsepower, and Nvidia gives the high-end enthusiast every reason to make this purchase.
If you're looking for a cheap way to add dual-monitor support, eVGA's e-GeForce 6200 TC will hook you up. But stay away if you need 3D power.
Nvidia's new GeForce 7800 GTX chip makes this 3D graphics card exceedingly powerful. Anything else in the box only sweetens the deal.
Thanks to Nvidia's second fastest graphics chip, the eVGA e-GeForce 6800 GT represents the current price-vs.-performance sweet spot for 3D gaming.
Even with other avenues for attention, indie developers need gaming's most mainstream summit to earn mass market exposure and time under the spotlight.