I have narrowed down my purchasing choice to 3 cards for my new PC. Please, anybody with experience with these cards or good knowledge of them help me out with some advice. They all seem like solid choices but I'am having a real hard time deciding. Also, I'am trying to stay below $300 so keep that in mind. All prices are via newegg.
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL - $268 (256MB ram would be nice)
Leadtek nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "A400 TDH" -RETAIL - $286 (New chipset but I'am a little concerned about it being the "low-end" model)
MSI ATI RX9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/S-Video, 8X AGP, Model "RX9800PRO-TD128" -RETAIL - $196 (9800XT for under 200 dollar = can't lose)
So, any help out there from you hardware geniuses? I'am building a box strictly for gaming so 1024x768 framerates with bells and whistles is my biggest concern. Also does 128MB vs 256MB of ram on the video card make a big difference? I only ask cause they drastically bump up the price for the extra 128MB. Thanks in advance.