OCC Roundup: Graphics Cards of 2007hardnrg -
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What a great roundup! Some predictable results, and some very interesting surprises.
And the winners are...
|Diamond HD 3850 256MB
I really was surprised to see this card pop up on both sets of charts both in single and Crossfire configurations. In single card mode it was sometimes nipping at the top dog's heels, while being a much cheaper card, putting it in top place for performance-per-dollar. In Crossfire, it even reached top spot for some games! For the mainstream user, this has to be the ultimate card. It gives you instant great performance, even at higher resolutions, and if you want to kick it up a notch, get a second card for some top of the line performance.
|XFX 8800 GTS 640MB Extreme Edition
Consistently in the top three, normally top two, in all performance tests, this card even showed that it wasn't just a card for people with endless cash. It proves that the extra cost of the card is very much worth it, giving you an equal measure of extra performance. For the user that wants flagship card performance, but at a similar performance-per-dollar value to "budget" cards, this card is the soundest choice.