This is my list grooped into approximate price ranges based on US dollars from NewEgg.com.
VisionTek GeForce2 GTS-V
Radeon 7500 DDR
Radeon 8500LE or 9000
(about the same price and performance)
All perform VERY good in their price range and have destinct advantages
All are the best bang for the buck. ATI is releasing a slightly slower version of the Radeon 9700 (probably 9500) in the $200 or so price range befor Chrismas. This would be my next choice. Things will then heat up early next year with a refresh of the Radeon 9700 and the GeForce5 (NV30) as it is unlikely that either will be out befor the end of the year. I don't recommend the GeForce4 MX even though it performs about the same and is generally a little cheaper, because it does not have the hardware pixel and vertex shaders that the others have. The Xabre400 also performs about the same too, but I could not find it for sale and the drivers are queastonable at best.
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