If you're absolutely stuck with a $70 limit then the Radeon 9600 Pro Advantage is the best at www.newegg.com in your price range. It's not a "real" 9600 Pro because the video RAM is running at 450MHz or so and a real 9600 Pro has 600MHz RAM. But it's the best deal at $70 or under. The next better card is a 9600XT but it's $88. You won't benefit from 256MB in video cards in this speed range so you should just look at 128MB cards. The Radeon 9550,9600s definitely beat the GeForce 5500s in DirectX 9 shader speed so you should just skip the GeForce 5500s.