The GTX 480 is a great card for tessellation and scales beautifully in SLI from the benchmarks I've seen but here in the UK it's stupidly expensive plus runs hot, is loud and I'd need to upgrade my PSU to run two cards. I'm actually an ex-NVIDIA card owner and intend switching back to their cards once they've tamed the higher-end Fermi cards as I'm not entirely happy with ATI's drivers. Their cards are very good, well-built, quiet and power-efficient but all that's for naught if the drivers aren't up to scratch. To be fair, ATI do exactly what's expected of them as far as drivers go but no more; NVIDIA, IMHO, go that extra mile and their drivers are not only more stable but more up to date with support for new games. The LP2 SLI profile came within hours of the benchmark being released. You frequently have to wait months for ATI to support games and their idea of supporting CrossFireX in games is to disable it if it doesn't work properly, e.g. Blur. For now I'm OK with the HD 5870s I have but I really wish ATI would wake up and do some real work to improve their drivers, especially CrossFireX performance. Per-game profiles should have been added years ago IMO and its depressing that I can't run BioShock or its sequel in DX10 with AA. It's little things like that which make me wish I'd stuck with NVIDIA.