I know that constantly waiting for the next big thing wont lead anywhere, especially with video cards that get a new cycle every 6 months or so. But I DO think that waiting for 2nd gen DirectX 11 may not be a bad idea if you think about it. A funny parallel to the automotive industry, and I'm sure it was used before but with this generation of video cards it applies.. ATi the japanese supercars vs the nVidia gas guzzling american muscle cars... Edit: Power Consumption/Heat aside and coming from an ATi user you people DO see that from all the reviews the Fermi is the DX11 king...right? something that in the long run is quite relevant especially if ATi/AMD wont grasp the same level of parallelization/modularity by the time 2nd gen DX11 cards are out. I keep my fingers crossed for that one. I honestly hope neither ATi or nVidia get the upper hand for too long from now on. Not to long ago I heard you guys bicker about how nVidia had no DX11 and gddr5 and so on and so forth. Well now that Fermi (seems) to have achieved in it's goal to dominate next gen techs like tessellation and you STILL bash it around a bit... remember when the 8800 Ultra came out it's pwr consumption/temps? On the other hand I'm a bit uneasy myself thinking about buying a card that'd add up to (if not above) 50% of the power consumption of the entire PC.