I recently had the chance to look at a couple of mid-range graphics cards from Albatron and Gainward, evaluating them against a Radeon 9600 peer. Here's a snippet.

If I learned anything from this article it's that it doesn't pay to take your eye off the mid-range sector, even just for a second. You do so, concentrating on all that's shiny and new and when you glance back you've got dual-DVI boards aplenty. It's a mini paradigm shift that the market has been waiting for for some time, so it's nice to see it finally taking effect, even if it's just from one or two vendors.
Find it in full here.