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need new card and want best one for under 260usd can go Xfire or sli if works better than single card
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new or used?
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New, 560ti or possibly 560ti 448.
Used, you could probably get a 570 for that price.
On the AMD side, 2 GB 6950.
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I you want new and not used, then a Radeon 7850 is your best bet. Performs like the GTX 570, which is still nearly $300.

Asus HD7850-DC2 - $250 and free shipping. Just be sure to select "17 new" and then add the $250 one to your cart.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JLFV7U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Also, look at this list if you want some backing for my claim.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
Edited by ./Cy4n1d3\. - 4/23/12 at 5:51pm
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I would recommend a GTX 560ti 448 cores. Or, if your PSU can handle it....

http://www.overclock.net/t/1244451/2x-evga-gtx-480-vanilla-for-sale/0_100
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I would recommend a GTX 560ti 448 cores. Or, if your PSU can handle it....
http://www.overclock.net/t/1244451/2x-evga-gtx-480-vanilla-for-sale/0_100

The article I referred to said this when recommending it "The new Radeon HD 7850 offers performance similar to the Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 570, but at a much lower $260 price point. Moreover, the Radeon HD 7850 does its job using about half of the power as both of those older boards based on 40 nm manufacturing. As such, the more expensive GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-core loses its recommendation entirely."

Basically, the more expensive $280 card doesn't even get a recommendation because the cheaper $260 card is better, and it still performs very close/ at GTX 570 levels.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
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560GTX TI 448 or 570GTX or HD 7850
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480
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