Hello guys. First let me preface this with I'm not trying to start a war! I purchased an EVGA GTX 260 "FTW" Edition back in September. My previous card was an EVGA 8800 GTX. When I installed it I noticed the extra power and smoothness of FPS, but I also "thought" I noticed a slightly degraded image quality. AA didn't seem to work as well, and the general "look" of my games wasn't quite as nice. I just chalked it up to my imagination and the card maybe needing to "break in" a little. This past weekend that GTX 260 shorted out. I was playing WoW and it locked up and upon reboot the screen was black. I took it out and it smelled burnt. Thankfully I hadn't sold my 8800 GTX so I popped it back in. Even with WoW the I.Q. looked better and smoother. I fired up Fallout 3 and it was noticeable better - AA, shadow quality and lighting effects. My question is, has anyone else noticed this with the GTX 260 (or GTX 280 for that matter) vs. 8000 or 9000 series cards? It may just have been my individual card (it did fail after five months so it make have been bad from the beginning). I sent the card back to EVGA today - not sure what they will send back. I'm a bit leery now of keeping whatever they replace it with if this is indeed something others have notice. As much as I've loved my three EVGA cards I may go with an HD 4870 1GB and sell the replacement while its still sealed (just to see if its better from an IQ standpoint). Never thought I was overly picky with such things, but apparently I am.