I'm looking for the right card for the job, the job being a card that will take world of warcraft and run it on ultra (including shadows) everywhere I go, the game shouldn't be hard to handle but I have seen some nice cards stutter while in busy cities. I was hopping to keep a solid 60 FPS but if it falls to around 50 that would be fine too. I currently run on a 1280x1024 resolution but plan on going up to a 1920x1080.
I can't use SLI without hacked drivers so that isn't a very firm option, I was leaning towards a 5850/5870 to start with, but I wanted to wait for the 6950/6970 to be released encase there would be a slight price drop.
The 6850/6870 are new yes, but I have seen them stutter up quite a bit on ultra (on higher resolutions)