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I'm not gonna say that 2gb of vram is useless at 1080p, but it's definitely not necessary. 2GB of vram mainly helps higher resolutions, such as 3x 1080p eyefinity. 1GB will definitely suffice if you're gaming on a single monitor.

That being said, if you play tessellation-heavy games, then you'll see some benefit with the 6xxx series. Other than that, just go with the cheap 5870's. Even crossfire them if you have the money.
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Ok seams like they had 4 in stock yesterday, but they all sold out over night. Guess I'm waiting a bit longer. I want to upgrade but I'm just not impressed enough at the performance increases this gen.
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Wait a few months, there will be Radeon 7XXX by then.
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I would say go for it, I bought mine on launch for $450 and it still handles any game I throw at it at 1920x1200 above 60 fps. Maybe in a year or two i might go crossfire and still will be able to max out new games.
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Wait a few months, there will be Radeon 7XXX by then.

My thoughts exactly. The 6XXX cards seam like their nothing but refined 5XXX series cards.
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