The ATI 9700 Pro is definantly the King! But the 4600 is no Turd either.
I like nVidia's driver support better.
I like ATI's color and 2D Perforamance better.
More game vendors are in bed with nVidia.
ATI Just announced the 9700 (Non Pro) that should hopefully bring the price down to $250-$275.
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Originally posted by scutzi128 Is the 9700 a lot better the the 4600 in 4x mode?
Oh Yeah! Still mops the floor with it! Plus I would never advise someone to purchase a video card based solely on its AGP 8X capablilities. AGP 8X really doesnt offer that much of a performance increase. Not right now at least.
I would think any good 300watt power supply and up should suffice. And by good I mean the likes of: Enermax, Antec and HEC are the ones I prefer.
Here is a good read on power supplies and the Good ones vs the bad ones: