Well, the question is in the title really.. At the moment i have an HD4670 with 512MB of ram but it's still serving me well (on 1280x1024 which is my native as well). My rig is a Q9400 With 3Gb's of ram (32Bit System). The main problems i have with getting the HD6850 is now are: 1. It doesn't have enough video memory to be futureproof even on a resolution as low as mine. 2. The 7850 is right around the corner and it will come with 2Gb's of ram not to mention that it'll also be faster. Basically the big reason i want the 6850 is so i'll be able to run some of the AAA titles now, (BF3, Skyrim, Rage) on acceptable settings and also the very attractive price. Any thoughts?