last post is oooo so true! (ram1009) I had 4850's in CF until recently and they played everything I own (crysis, fallout, far cry 2, stalker cop) on max without AA at 1920 x 1080. Bought a 6870 but it was stupid as the only game I really could use it for would be metro 2033, but I'm not interested in it. A good rig from a year or 2 ago (ATI 4800 series in CF or 5800s will still play everything there is at the moment, for the reasons mentioned by ram:
All big games are made for PC and console, so because the designers and artist can't use large textures 8k and above on console, the dumb it down rather than see their work go to waste on a console.... what a pity!