Performance Mainstream Graphics Cards
Unluckily, contemporary mainstream graphics cards cannot provide sufficient performance for playing Serious Sam 2 with the highest quality settings. Fortunately, the engine designed by Croteam is so flexible that it allows to tweak almost any graphics card and to squeeze all the juices out of it.
Regrettably, but the aforementioned memory management flaw in the Catalyst driver that was there back in the version 5.9 remained in the 5.12 as well.
The fastest graphics card in the performance-mainstream camp is the GeForce 6800 GS, hence, if you don’t want to invest more than $249 into a board, but are fond of the Serious Sam titles, then this may be your choice.