Okay, so a value-alternative to 7870. I can see that. Less power connectors. Cool. I also see: less IPC, a greater die size, potentially less clockspeed and over-all bandwidth. 7870 still looks nice, considering how often stock or overclocked reviews show it just passing 30 or 60fps in a lot of popular games. This will undoubtedly cause a cut to 229, which I think will be pretty much rock-bottom pricing for that product until we get something new. I won't argue, but I'll guffaw if this is a cent over $200 (I feel proportionally priced correctly vs. 230). I guess it will be a nice alternative to 7850...faster no doubt and less hassle to overclock...but 1gb versions of that product are probably going to very cheap soon. I guess the main question will be if it has the balls to be 'just good-enough' for 1080p. Below that will be covered by 7850 for cheaper. 7870 seems up to the task, if only barely...hence I question if this will be a reasonable alternative or not. I really don't get the 6ghz ram btw...5ghz (stock) should be good-enough for any realistic core clockspeed.