The 7900GS was in it's prime, one of the best cards around, although nowadays it is dwarfed in performance by 8800GTs and GTX 280s (the latter having in theory 10 times the power of this card). What must not be forgotten is that we do not in general need this power, for my 7900GS coupled with an E2180 processor, both at stock speeds, plays TF2 at 1920x1440 highest quality with no problems, it has played oblivion at 1280x1024 highest quality, and we are only now beginning to see it's limits. for example, it has not got the power to play some modern games at their highest resolution, or the memory to handle anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, it causes frame rates to drop too sharply. it also has no physx acceleration, leaving the CPU to handle it all, and to fail at it. When overclocked this card is brilliant, but for it's price you may as well get an 8800GT which has approximately 5 times the power on paper.