HardOCP checked out the X1800XT, X1900XT, and GeForce 7800 GTX graphics cards from MSI and compared them in Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and World of Warcraft:
In today’s market place, there are video cards that encompass the entire spectrum of price points. You can purchase video cards ranging from the very value end at $100, to the mainstream realm at up to $250, to midrange-performance video cards typically around $350, and finally the very high end cards typically cost upwards of $500. This wide range gives you many options: first, you figure out what your budget is and then you figure out what is the best value for your dollar in that price range. The rule of thumb is typically you get what you pay for; the more money you spend the better gaming experience you will receive.