Budget - £180 can push £200. Been wanting to upgrade my 6870 for sometime, it was meant to be a temporary card to tide me over for a few months on my then new build. Never got round to the upgrade. So I finally have cash and would like a card to last me a good two years or so. The 7870 XT seems like the best bang for buck, can be had for £165. My main worry is that 2GB Vram seems a tad low (I game at 1080p and will do for the foreseeable future), I don't really want to find that in a years time I can barely manage high settings on games as the card is running out of VRAM. It's a similar situation my current 6870 is in with its 1GB Vram. So think I should save for the 7950 with its extra Vram and higher memory bus or pick up the XT which performs similarly and can overclock incredibly well and save me a good £40 or so. I realise the new generation of consoles will up VRAM requirements but I'm guessing with the Unified ram and the development cycles we wont be seeing games using significantly more VRAM right off the bat. TLDR: 7950 3GB VRAM 384bit or 7870 XT 2GB VRAM 256bit for much cheaper, similar overall performance.