I am personally very excited about the new 6970's and I plan on picking one up. I've been looking to go down to a single card solution since I started using iZ3D (their crossfire support is greatly lacking; so I've been looking towards a single card that will be as-fast or faster than my 2x 4870's). It's been looking like the 6970 was going to be my best choice for that. But now we have the GTX 580 coming onto the scene and, from the VERY early rumored BS I've heard, it could be as much as 30% faster than a GTX 480. Compare that to the very early BS I've heard about the 6970 being only about 10% faster than a GTX 480.... I don't want to go green.... I guess the real deal benchies on release drivers will have to tell the tale, as they always do.