I would like to purchase a graphics card (GPU) with a performance ~2x better than my current GPU, a Radeon HD 7850.
- Price < $120 (If it costs more and I can get it used for this price that's fine)
- Performance at least 2x better than the HD 7850
- Compatible with windows
- nVidia preferable, but anything more than a miniscule performance downgrade and I'll take AMD
- I can wait a few months if something is coming out
- I'd prefer not to do SLI/CrossFireX, but if the peformance benefit is substantial, I'll consider doing it with two cheap cards.
- TDP <= 300W
- I play games such as Team Fortress 2, Trackmania 2, Trackmania United, Minecraft, SimCity 4, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft.
- I also do Blender rendering, however this supports OpenCL and CUDA now so AMD is not a concern
- I have done my research and know about cards such as the GTX 960, GTX 770, R9 280X, R9 280, HD 7970, etc. I just want to know if there's something I've missed.
I would prefer if you provided benchmarks, links and maybe the occasional picture to back up your answer.