If you're tight on butget, forget any reviewed VGA cards shown in the magazine. Price may go as high as a processor. The only hope ... OEM branded VGA card or a original but unpopular one. Recently, many mainboard manufacturers started to get involved in the VGA chips industry, the best exp. : Intel. These new chips, if implemented properly with good BIOS and drivers, will perform beyond our expectation. Usually, the top winner in VGA cards competition which is 2-3 times more expensive than the 'regular' one, won yield a result twice better than these cheap VGA cards. These new AGP cards come from SiS, Intel, Asus ...
Usually, these AGP cards are of 2D/3D based solution of mixed performance. But in terms of cost /performance they're better choices for some well known products like ATI's Rage, Matrox Milliniem ... From the tech. spec, I found that their raw performance are only slightly lower than their expensive counterparts. Moreover, they provide some 3D features like Z-buffering, trilinear filtering, texture mapping... along with ample of frame buffers(RAM). Some even offer internal bus speed from 83 - 100 Mhz. Any opinion / experience on these cards?

[This message has been edited by OP (edited 12-13-98).]

[This message has been edited by OP (edited 12-13-98).]