So you paid all that dough to be stuck playing in DX9 in the future? Honestly, even games like fear use over the buffer at times. What im saying is, if a game like doom 3 uses more than it from 2 year or so ago, then think whats on the horizon. A Gtx would have lasted you a lot longer. When our 320mb cards are jerking in games like a rap artists hand while a gtx user will be coping alright, thats what im saying, is all.