The highest resolution I will be playing games on is 1280x1024 because that is highest my monitor will support. I am looking to buy a single card because the mobo I have has only one PCIE 2.0 slot that will run at x16 speed and I didn't want to bottleneck the 2nd card's performance if I were to do a dual card setup since 2nd PCIE 2.0 slot only runs at x4 speed. I was thinking about doing crossfire with the integrated GPU but I read somewhere online that you can only do crossfire with this mobo's integrated GPU with ATI's Radeon HD 3000 series. So basically I am looking for a card that will play any of today's games smoothly on 1280x1024 res on high settings and maybe play future games.
Do you think there will be any lag if I were to hook up my pc to a 37" lcd tv 720p (supports 1080i) if I were to buy a 1gb Radeon HD 5770? Like say if I was to play a game like splinter cell conviction? But not play it all the time though on the lcd tv, my monitor (MAG Innovision 700p) will be the primary monitor/display.