The VRAM on my old 4870 X2 tanked. I need to chose between the ASUS Direct CUII 570 ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (F... Direct CUII 6970, and the MSI 6970 Lightning. I only have a single monitor, with 1900X1200 res, so eyefinity is unnecessary. I am also not looking to crossfire or SLI any cards. My system specs: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard Manufacturer: Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Monitor: Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Motherboard: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard Computer Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case Post Update: Here are some examples of recent and currently released games that I play: Deus EX 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, ARMA 2, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, Unreal Tournament 3, World In Conflict, Company Of Heroes, Wolfenstein, Shogun II: Total War. Upcoming games: Battlefield 3, ARMA 3, Diablo III, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. By the way; yes, Direct X11 is an absolute must. factory overclocked with increased airflow and extended lifespan preferred.