Apart from the 3870x2 and 8800gtx, the rest of the cards listed there are cr@p.
I wouldn't call the 9800gx2 crap. It's poorly designed as it's not on one PCB like the 3870x2, but it seems to beat the GTX280 in many benchmarks. Right now, with Nvidia drivers the way they are, the results seem to be one of two combinations:
What hurts the GTX280 is price, power and thermals.
That makes me think that the 4870 and 4870x2 will do well against Nvidia's latest when they arrive next week and in the fall.
I'll give a "me too" to the GTS.
I usually skip a generation when it comes to video cards, and just got an 8800GTS with my new build. I'm not a hardcore gamer like many on here, but I do rock the chaingun once in awhile, and so far the GTS is exceeding my needs (I'm cheap, so I buy games when they get between $20 - $30).
Will be interesting to see what's next up after the 4xxx & 2xx from red & green.
The last single player games I bought were Oblivion and The Witcher. Lately, I've been playing mostly LOTRO (went lifetime even) and I doubt that I'll need a 4870x2 for that (but it will be tempting in the fall). What I need more is a new mobo and CPU, along with a 24" LCD.
For what I play, a 3870x2 will work for several more years.