Unfortunately I've been out of "mainstream" PC world for too long (a year) and I find when I return that my simple life of easy research and few options when it comes to upgrading to a new system has blown away into a plethora of choices in a myriad of designs. I've gone crazy.

Help.

Video card. Bottom line. Money is no object as long as it doesn't go much over $250 (I know the same card will be $100 in six months, but oh well).

I do SOME gaming, but I do a lot of work in photoshop and other such programs. The games I play are your typical high-intensity games (at work of course) that won't run on my current setup (a P166 nonMMX with 64M ram and a Matrox Millenium 4meg.. circa December 1996!!!)

I'm upgrading to a celeron 466 system and need to pick out an AGP card.

Viper 770? 770 Ultra? ASUS 3800? 3800 Ultra? Matrox G400 MAX? 3d V3 3500?

Each card has its plusses but I don't know which one is worth its 180-250 pricetag. I'm a fan of Matrox because of my current card, but I keep hearing the drivers are slowing it down...

Someone rescue me here...

valefar@usa.net