Looks like Toms Hardware has published bencharks of the top of the line XGI card. http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031107/index.html It unfortuantely doesn't look too promising. Of course I will respect the fact that the drivers were Beta and incomplete and give it another look when everything is final. It looks like the price point is going to be very competitive but I'll tell you IMO if you want to have any part of the graphics card market you have to own the high end. A manufacturers flagship card helps create an image of performance for the midrange and entry level cards. It's the same as why car companies support race teams. Oh well.. It is what it is..