I have built a new PC and want a new gfx card to put in instaed of my tnt2m64. For the last year I have been wanting a GeForce 3 but now with the ATI 8500 on the market it makes my choice more difficult. The 8500 is a lot cheaper and as powerfull as a geforce 3 ti500. The drivers may not be excelent but they are getting better. I know the 8500 actaully has better pixel and vertex shaders than the Geforce 3 but how easy are they to use? How much support and documentation is there? I know the nvidia extensions are widely used and supported with many example programs and tutorials etc.
What are your views??