Im in the market of buying a new gaming pc at the moment.The monitor is 21.5"
Led,Full HD at 1920 x 1080.At the moment im just using the (out of the box from the shop cheap pc),just an old saying.Well dont look at me for typing Future Proof because i got that saying from another thread,so it wasnt my idea.Any way,last time i checked the benchmark on this card,it was at 2,224 or there abouts on the www.passmark.com for the high end video cards benchmark and now it is 2,214,so it lost about 10 points.Higher score the better i believe and this passmark has got cpu and hard drive benchmark as well.
Thats only about a half percent difference, if you run the benchmark over and over again im sure you will have at least that much range in the results, and with the minor variants in each run and with driver updates 0.5% change in score is not at all significant.
Future Proof does not exist. If one really cares to be "future proof" they should buy the absolute highest end, most expensive video card available. But, since not many folks can afford that, find out what the best video card is for what you do now, and that you can afford and go that route.
The GTX 460 1 gb can handle most current games quite comfortably at that resolution.In case you need more power in the future you can add another one in SLI.The GTX 460 1GB is a great deal at around 230$.