Hmm, not sure what the big deal is. Much like the 2GB Eyefinity card, it has very acute and obscure uses. The extra UNshared RAM is neither here nor there when (yet again) all the games tested run at 60fps or more. For synthetics, yes this can help raise the scores, for real world..it's negligent. Though I am curious to see if Crysis benefits at all when using 8X AA or higher. Curious why Tweaktown left Crysis and Metro off their list. With these types of cards, testers and reviewers need to pay attention to what they are doing. Showing us a list of irrelevant games with a consistent 60fps is pointless. What they should be trying to represent, is how the additonal RAM affects game play. Does it smooth out texture loading? Does it reduce any stuttering? Does it help keep textures from lagging behind and showing up late? etc. Unfortunately that's not as easy as just showing some graphs of a FRAPS run, but you'd think someone would at least try to tell us something WE DON'T ALREADY KNOW... Price/performance? Hard to say. If you can afford the original 5970, then surely this is within your reach. How obtainable are these cards going to be? A 5970 is already somewhat scarce. Time will tell I suppose.