I know I'm at it again with the graphics cards, but with the recent release of AMD's 7000 series I can't help myself. 16:9 is a bit of a weird resolution, hardly any benchmarks feature that res and it's not a full HD "gaming" resolution but it looks fine to me. I MIGHT, just MIGHT get a 1920x1080 monitor some time but that's as big as I can conceivably see myself ever using. Multiple monitor setups and omgwtfhuge screens just strain my eyes too much. 1600x900 is comfortable for how close I typically sit and games look just fine to me, so I'll probably just stick with that resolution. Right now I have a Sapphire HD4870 1GB that is starting to get a bit long in the tooth. It's been running every game I have just fine on maximum settings, but I want to get with the times and get a DirectX11 card. Since I only use a single 16:9 monitor, I'm wondering what the best card for me would be, without going total overkill on the ultra high-end cards. I'd like to stay around $300 CAD. I'd prefer to just stick with a single card for simplicity's sake/heat/power issues. My mobo is pretty much an AMD one so I'd rather stick with an AMD card just in case I ever wanted to go with Crossfire, but if there exists a holy grail Nvidia card, I'm not an AMD fanboy so I'll consider it. Ideally I'd end up with a new DirectX11 card that is around $300 that can handle any recent game at maximum/practically maximum settings in 1600x900 at around 50-60 FPS. This list includes BF3 but 60FPS in that game takes a pretty beastly card so I'll settle with around 40 for that one. I'd love to get 60FPS in BF3 though, if I can. I read that the 6950 can do it, but you need to disable AA in order for it to start performing comparably to a GTX 570. I happen to really like AA. I'm thinking the HD 7870 would be a nice upgrade once that comes out. The 3GB frame buffer in the 7950/7970 is probably total overkill (also out of my budget) but I DO like anti aliasing which apparently eats up VRAM pretty quick. Still, I'm not using a giant monitor so keep that in mind. I think the 7870's have 2GB? That should be plenty. I heard that huge amounts of VRAM only really start making a difference with huge resolutions and multi monitor setups anyway. System: MOBO - ASUS M4A89 GTD - it has "crossfireX" support so I assume this means I could use 2 cards if I had to. CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.4 (stock but overclockable, apparently I can get to 4.0 on air) RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHZ GPU - HD4870 1GB PSU - 750W CASE - Antec 900 (stock air cooling), and I think the 4870 is around 10 or 11" long and it fits fine in this case, obviously. Any help is appreciated.