Who doesn't like a good ol' fashioned video card round-up? The dudes at GameSpot have been punchin' doggies and pixels it seems lately in this quick-take look at all the big bulls in graphics. Now, we know you prefer a bit more in-depth analysis ala HH-style but GS does cover the basics pretty well here.
"You should consider buying a high-end video card or dual-card configuration if you want to play your games at the highest resolutions with the highest image-quality settings. We're talking resolutions that start at 1600x1200 (4:3) and 1680x1050 (widescreen) and image-quality settings that have the best antialiasing (smoothes out jagged lines) and anisotropic filtering (keeps textures looking good at all distances and angles) settings enabled by default. You can easily get away with buying a far less expensive card if you have a small monitor, prefer lower screen resolutions for whatever reason, or don't need extremely high image-quality settings."
Really... ya think? As a chi counter-balance might we suggest BigWop's look at the recently launched Radeon X1950 which also has all latest the heavy-duty 3D engines put to the test.