Earlier today, I was reading the Winter 2008 Graphics Performance Update. First off, great article. It is really helping me a lot in making my decisions about upgrades. However, I thought of one thing that I thought of that would be very nice to have, but wasn't included in the article. That is a chart/graph showing how much each frame costs for all of the current graphics cards. Basically, this would result in a Price vs Performance layout. To remedy this lacking of the article, I set out to create one myself. I used the average frames per second that was given for each game, and each card, and typed them into a table in Microsoft Excel. It was time consuming (took me about 3 hours to finish...haha), but I believe that it is well worth it. After I had all the data, I got on Newegg.com and found the cheapest of each of the cards listed. I used the prices that I found to make my table. Now enough of my rambling... Below are the cards that I used the prices for, and below that is the table. NVIDIA Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 896MB Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB ATI ATI Radeon 4870 X2 2GB ATI Radeon 4850 X2 2GB ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB Dollars Per Frame: Average Frame Rate: By my analysis, at the following price ranges, the corresponding card is the best bang for the buck: Price: $150-200 Resolution: 1280x1024 Card: 4870 512mb Resolution: 1680x1050 Card: 4870 512mb Resolution: 1920x1200 Card: 4870 512mb Resolution: 2560x1600 Card: 4870 512mb OR 4850 512mb $150-200 Summary I would recommend only buying the cards in this category when gaming at resolutions of 1680x1050 or lower. Price: $200-300 Resolution: 1280x1024 Card: GTX 260 896mb Resolution: 1680x1050 Card: GTX 260 896mb Resolution: 1920x1200 Card: 4870 1gb Resolution: 2560x1600 Card: 4870 1gb $200-300 Summary Despite what has been said as of late in this price range, of the 4870 1gb being the "only choice", I believe that it is really the "only choice" at resolutions of 1920x1200 and higher. Also, for games like Crysis, I would recommend upping your payment and buying a card in one of the next categories. Price: $300-400 Resolution: 1280x1024 Card: 4850 X2 2gb Resolution: 1680x1050 Card: 4850 X2 2gb Resolution: 1920x1200 Card: 4850 X2 2gb Resolution: 2560x1600 Card: GTX 280 1gb $300-400 Summary The best bang for the buck in this category through most resolutions is the 4850 X2. However, I know that many among us are reluctant to use a dual GPU setup. If that is the case, the GTX 280 is still a great choice, trailing only a little behind the 4850 X2 in performance but it costs $65 more. Price: $400+ Resolution: 1280x1024 Card: 4870 X2 2gb Resolution: 1680x1050 Card: 4870 X2 2gb Resolution: 1920x1200 Card: 4870 X2 2gb Resolution: 2560x1600 Card: 4870 X2 2gb $400+ Summary Once you reach this price range, if you want a single card, the only choice is the AMD Flagship card, the 4870 X2. This card is one of the few on the market that maintains a playable framerate at 2560x1600 in most games (even Crysis DirectX 10, with no AA). My own Conclusion: I hope that this information is helpful to all of you on Bit-Tech.net. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to reply or PM me. Also, if you have some information to share, please post so that we can all benefit. I will add any helpful information to this post as it comes. Good luck to all of you in your builds, mods, and in all aspects of your life! Thank you for all that you do!