Taking the current prices from Scan.co.uk as the example. HD4870 -- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=831077 £180ish delivered or GTX280 -- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=832699 £255ish delivered As you can see the gtx280 has dropped in price recently. Am I mad to by it given I have a 1680x1050 monitor? It will replace my X1950XTX and with be kept for at least 18 months. I intend to upgrade to Core i7 with new RAM and mobo (but not monitor, case, hd's etc.) around Xmas. Is worth the extra money for a wee bit more future proofing? I intend to pick up Far Cry 2, Crisis Warhead, Fall Out 3 as they come out. Got to spend some money before the other half mentions something sensible. D.