1920x1080. The problem isn't that I'm unwilling to buy 2GB, but in Canada, it's impossible to find the card I want (MSI Twin Frozr III 2GB 6950). I want the MSI for it's cooling and quietness, so I was entertaining the idea of buying the 1GB version, which stores actually have some of.
Amazon.ca has one for $370. For that price I might as well get a 6970. And being in Canada, anything from Amazon.com can get taxed heavily by customs, which pretty much makes buying from Amazon.com a dealbreaker.
Thank you for your help though, appreciate the effort.
I have also considered that card, but reading the reviews it seems that it can get a bit noisy and loud. I'm keeping that as a backup plan, but would really like to be able to get my hands on the Twin Frozr III.
If you want to go cheap, a 5850 or equivilent will destroy bf3 at ultra without msaa, in the UK you can get this stuff for £100- 120 though if you want at least 2x msaa you will need a 6950 2gb at least. Even in jets this applies. 4x msaa, you need a 570 on nvidia but on amd you need a 6990! :?
This one's out of stock but when they do get some they go fast. As far as quietness, this card is great. Single fan in combination with a vapor cooling system keeps temps mild and sound minimal. If you're willing to wait, I'd wait for these and watch them closely.