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What "Card" should I buy

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Greetings,
I'm in the process of buying a computer.
Pentium 111 x 800 Mhz
256 Ram
2 x 20 Gig Hdd
To do graphics on, the programs that I'll be using are,
Corel Draw 9, Adobe photoshop 6, Eye candy,using windows 98. DO NOT need to use a  modem, Speakers,  to listen to music etc.
My question is what Card or Cards can anyone reccomend, that are suitable to do, very high quality, Full color graphics.
Please include all data, make, "model", type, etcat least three cards if possible!!??
regards
Geoff  
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The GeForce 3 and the Radeon are the prosumer cards of choice at the moment. Given my choice i'd go with the GF 3.
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The GeForce3 is currently the best card on the market for 3D processing.. and the most expensive..

however, by looking at the applications listed above, it seems that you're going to handle 2D graphics only, so any card with at least 16MB of video memory and capable of 32bit color depth at full resolution (at least 1024x768) will do the job.. and almost every cards on the market nowadays can do this, even the most affordable..

So a more affordable alternative would be:
Nvidia GeForce2 (prices are dropping!!)
3dfx Voodoo3 (price is ridiculous and does the job, that's what I have)


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Not all cards handle 2D with equal performance though. The Radeon excels at 2D though i dont know about the GeForce2. 3dfx is no longer in existance so you may want to avoid that option. Drivers for it wont be updated.
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