Don't get me wrong, I love my 1950xt. The performance and IQ are fantastic and a improvement over what my 6800GS offered, and it wasn't a slouch card either. But I'm just wondering how it would fair against a 7950GT. One area that I don't like the card is that the drivers run two processes in the background in order to get the card to jump from 2D to 3D graphics, while it's nVidia counter part did not require that. I've tried to kill hot key poller, but doing so knocked down my performance BIG TIME. I'd just like an UNBIASED opinion.