Real FirePro v3750 + E8400... I had tested with a real FirePro V5700 I have. Getting curious, I repeated the tests with the real FirePro V3750 I also have. The maxiumum occurs around frame 130 and the minumum around frame 215. 7.1 to 12.3 on a "real" FirePro V3750, Driver 8.603, E8400@3GHz 8.5 to 14.6 on a "real" FirePro V5700, Driver 8.603, E8400@3.6 GHz I have no idea how much this scene is dependent on VGA card, but looks like there is a difference between real FirePro's and modded ones. The above fact is beyond denial. I had very good results on two applications with softmodded 3650,3850 and 3870s. One of them was Alias which did not start up on unmodded 3XXX cards, when modded it worked and was able to use "hardware shaders". The other one was UG NX4, which scored better results han all published Quadros on SPECapc UG NX 4 benchmark. Quadro FX3500 scores 4,9 : modded 3850 scored 9.98. All of them are in use at a customer and they are very happy with them for the last 1 year.