Upgrading from a 7900 GTX.

It's been a while since I bought my last graphics card. At the time I had some money to burn and picked up a BFG 7900 GTX OC. It was a good card and still runs decently well but most new games are starting to give 'er a rough go. So it's upgrade time. Problem is, I don't have a ton to spend this time around and between ATI being a step ahead of nVidia I'm not really sure what lines up to what anymore for a performance/price comparison. Hopefully that's where this fine community comes in.

What I've got is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
8GB Corsair XMS2 DHX Memory
Window 7 64 bit

I'd like to spend no more than $200 US. I wouldn't mind sticking with a nVidia card but from what I can tell doing that would cost me performance wise in a pretty big way.

So with the above spec's and funds, what would you recommend?
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  1. Get an ATI 5770! They are about $130 on Newegg.com. These have Direct X 11 so your hardcore future proof. You can also expand to using three monitors if you want. Great for World of Warcraft etc.!! You don't need to spend $200 to get an amazing card.
  2. I was just going to suggest you the same thing as "multiscreenz". ATI 5750 also have Directx 11. ATi cards are very cheap but good in performance(and since you are on a budget of 200) IMO Nvidia isn't that great to me anymore.
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