The new budget-friendly 9600 GT
(pictured) already has plenty of folks excited, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. NVIDIA's new GeForce 9-series has a top-end 9800 GX2
card slated for March 11th -- if these rumors are to be believed -- that is supposed to best the 8800 Ultra's performance by a solid 30 percent. The card is supposed to land for less than $599, but if that's a bit much for you, the 9800 GTX should hit for under $399 in "late March," with the 9800 GT following on April 3rd for under $299. If all of this is too much horsepower for you, the 9600 GS, 9500 GT and 9500 GS are slated to arrive in May, June and July, respectively, and all should hit at under the 9600 GT's already friendly sub-$200 pricepoint. AMD's latest offerings are pretty dang cheap as well, and aren't slouching in the benchmarks, so it's certainly a good time to be a PC gamer.