Originally Posted by OptimusCaik
Now, what if I decided to go with Powercolor's AX7950? I was looking at 1920x1080 benchmarks and the difference is pretty minimal between the Tahiti LE and this 7950
After MIR the price difference would be $65.
Depends on what you're looking for down the road.
If you're going to stay at 1080p for a good while, then a 2GB card is more than fine; if you were planning on a multi-monitor setup or getting a 1440p display then I'd consider spending a bit more now.
Only reason I'd get that reference card though is if you were interested in water blocks, on it's own it's not a great cooler (sad, b/c AMD blower ref. coolers are great...loud..but great lol).