another way to look at this is
if you don't care about powering more than 2 monitor, then you can easily go with any card that you like, and it will play those games just fine at 1080p
in my case, i can only choose ATI / AMD as they are the only ones that offer Eyefinity 6 to power 6 monitors in 1 card.
max on any nVidia card is only 3 monitors
back to the 6870 or 6850 both of those cards are just fine, and they can be found for cheap,
i got 3x 6870 for a tri-fire setup, and it simply beats the latest single 7970 or even crossfire on 7970 due many reasons ***cough***DamnDrivers!***cough***
the 6870 is rock solid, no drivers issues at all, and it can OC plenty
check out the 6850/6870 owners club thread http://www.overclock.net/t/850691/official-amd-radeon-hd-6850-6870-owners-thread/0_50Edited by AllGamer - 4/24/12 at 12:53pm