It's not that 1GB is needed these days, but it's definitely getting easier to break the 512MB mark. At 19x10, Far Cry 2 is using just shy of 600KB for me, hate to think what a 30" monitor would be demanding. Making the 4870X2 a 2GB card was definitely a smart move on ATI's part.
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
You are wrong Eagle. I wasn't being sarcastic in the least. I take requests from members quite seriously and even though it is pretty far down the popularity / availability lists, it piques my interest as well.