I've read from wiki and guru3d that next gen is usually available between sept-oct. I've also heard that the Radion 7000 hd series will have a 28 nm process. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but does smaller process=lower power consumption? So it is possible for newer cards to be more frugal on power? http://www.guru3d.com/news/radeon-hd-7000-series-in-q2-already/ Currently looking for just one graphic card upgrade and the only one/highest my system can take without requiring a new PSU is the 6850HD. Nvidia cards of the same performance have quite high power requirements. If not I would have obtained the GTX460 as it cheaper than the 6850. I did the PSU math here: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp Since I would be busy next two months, I was wondering if this is the way to go. I can't do SLI/CF as my mobo does not support it. Any suggestions?