Originally posted by beedubaya
Quake 4 will be not be much more taxing on the graphics card than Doom 3
Don't know any technical details about Q4 so don't shoot me here, but from the screenies/footage I've seen, looks like higher res materials, higher poly count... hopefully
improved physics & AI systems, along with the global self-shadowing bug that sadly affected Doom 3 fixed... less
hardware taxing you say?
Anyway, and I'm only parroting what everyone else has said here, but if you want to get a card right now the 6800 GT is your best value for money I'd say, especially as it's no longer nVidia's flagship; unless you're insane like me, and want to spend your right eye on a 7800 GTX (mine's coming later this week
), you could pick up an (AGP) 6800 GT and run F.E.A.R and what have you at acceptable settings @ a decent framerate. Otherwise wait around until ATI's new puppy come's out, and go from there.