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I upgraded to a GTX 480 from a 260, and all I have to say is that the difference is phenomenal. Used to, I'd run BBC2 at max settings with 4xAA anywhere from 30-60 FPS, with it going down lower in some hectic parts. Now, I can run it maxed out at 32xCSAA with my FPS going no lower than 40-50 FPS in the most demanding times. It averages at 60-70. Amazing difference for me, because now I can run into an area that just blew up and have virtually no system lag.

It runs all my games with ease, the only ones you might want to look out for a tad bit are the DX11 games like AvP and such. Those work that card out, but can surely handle the task of running them at max settings. Not only that, but since I'm a 3D user, I can run everything at max settings in 3D!!!

Btw, I play at 1680x1050.
 
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Just going to throw this out there, but it might be cheaper to get an additional GTX 260 and run them in SLI. They should out perform a GTX 470 and come in close to a 5870. No dx11 though...
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