Or $210 ~ $220 king for us Canadians.
If I was going to plop down $200+ for a new video card, I would make it an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460. According to The Tech Report and AnandTech, NVIDIA have redeemed themselves after the somewhat disappointing high end cards.
Now, I just purchased a Radeon HD 5770 for about $174 and if you’re wondering if I would have waited for this video card, the answer would have been: “No”.
I have a new rule for upgrading video cards:
It must offer at least 200% increase in performance for $200 or less (after taxes).
That may seem like a lot to ask for, but that’s more than what I got when I upgraded from my 7900 GT.
The only thing I may regret is the inevitable shuffling of pricing which may knock the Radeon HD 5770 down the pricing ladder. However, I doubt we’ll see that price drop before we the Radeon HD 5850’s.