The top 20 high end PCI-E 16X display cards in PassMark Video Card Benchmarks as of today 29 July 2010 is as follow:
I got the estimated price as of today from the HardwareZone Price Guides.
From here, we can see that those top performance display cards are all priced above RM500.
Something very interesting I noticed in Malaysia Dell Online Store is that, there are 4 options of display card available for the Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop PC: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (default), NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 (add RM205), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (add RM409) and ATI Radeon HD 5770 (add RM34).
This mean that you can actually get the high end ATI Radeon HD 5770 (ranked #20 in the benchmark above) at a minimal upgrade cost.
And here is the estimated reference price for the 4 cards based on the HardwareZone Price Guides:
- GeForce GT 220: RM280
- GeForce GTS 240: RM400 (+RM120)
- GeForce GTX 260: RM580 (+RM300)
- Radeon HD 5770: RM570 (+RM290)