a $100 card will not get you much of an upgrade over a GTX260.
Get a used GTX470, it will be equal to 2 GTX260's.
But to let that new I7 shine best bang for buck would be a GTX660ti or GTX670
I don't like AMD so no suggestions there.
The Gigabyte OC Windforce GTX670's are really nice. I just got one and it boosted to 1150 out of the box. It oc's to 1280, I run it at 1250 24/7 stable.
It idles at 35c with 25% fan speed and doesn't pass 59-60c with 80% fan speed at full load while OC'ed.
Overall a good little performer
I have been running SLI since the gtx260, and I love it.
I stepped up to a gtx470 from my 260sli and it was great but then I added another 470 for that extra oomph and ran that for a while. I recently traded in the 470's for a single 670 and couldn't be happier. It's about 10-15% faster than...
Just got my Gigabyte windforce oc 670, not sure how good of a performer it is.
It did 1150 on the boost clock out of the box
I currently have it running stable at
Power Target +0% (100%)
Base Clock +120, +130 started artifacting (1270 total stable boost)
Mem +400, haven't tried higher on...
Hey guys I got a question for ya that seems relevant to this thread.
I have been running SLI GTX470's @ 1080p and they have served me well. I recently got a VG278H 120hz Monitor, and my little 470's although great will only pull 60-90fps in most games maxed out and for Vsync I now need to...