First off, I just wanted to say, I know nothing about graphics cards, but I do know that I need one. I know people here probably have lots of opinions about them, and I’d like to hear them.
The primary reason I want to get a graphics card is to run my OpenGL programs faster. The demos I DL’d from NeHe site were running at about 1.8 Fps. Need I say more? So, I’m looking for a card that works great w/ OpenGL, that’s my primary concern. Also, I’d like to be able to take input from video sources (video camera, VCR) via A/V inputs. Do they make graphics cards with thost built in? This system I’m running now is a PIII 450 w/ 96 MB RAM (I know, I need more… you can never have enough, eh?). The card that’s in there now (factory) is an ATI Rage Pro (I think). I know it’s an ATI something Pro. Nonetheless, it’s slow. Oh, the price range I’m shoot for is about $150-200. Is that a good range for a good card?
Thanks for your input!