Originally Posted by Brod
Ideally I would like to play upcoming games such as Diablo 3, Modern Warfare 3, CS: Global Offensive, F1 2011 and Skyrim at 60fps with 8x AF - is this likely to be possible with a single GPU at around the 7950 (Southern Islands) price point or would I need to look at Crossfire?
Well no one knows how powerful next gen cards will be.
Aside from Skyrim though, none of those games should be particularly demanding. You'd be surprised at how playable a lot of "lighter" titles are at that res. When I had one of my cards out for RMA I was still able to easily max games like ME2, DAO, L4D2 with v-sync locking me at 60fps.
Heavy hitters like Crysis 1/2, Metro, Witcher 2, will probably still call for dual cards at that res if you really want to turn up the eye candy.