The way things look at the moment, unless you have two GPUs, games like F.E.A.R or Lost Cost are going to struggle with all the settings maxed out. Now some may say this is the price you pay for cutting edge technology/but in my eyes its just a ploy to rape the average PC gamer of cash. It seems the PC gamer is being forced down a road which just might see him/her say enough is enough, why pay £600+ on GCs alone when I can buy two whole consoles for the same price. Why dont they just put out one card out for £600 with the same performance as two for £300 each? Intel are doing it with dual cpus. Its because the wool is being pulled over our eyes and ATI and Nvidia can say look its your money and your choice to run SLI. But there is no choice when games demand it. Card Manufacturers and Game Publishers are slowly becoming as one. They are working so closely together they now have the power to dictate what we pay, and what we play. Back in the days of 3dfx the top cards use to cost £150, now you have to pay double that for one, then double that again to play a £25 game as its meant to be seen! Yet consoles have remained around the same price. Now call me cynical or is there a deeper meaning to all this? Correct me if I'm wrong but consoles like PS3 and 360 will be sold at a loss on release right? It's only in year 2 or 3 when Sony and Microsoft will start to make their money back, or so they say. In the mean time the PC gamer forks out over the odds for the same technology from day one. It seems to me the PC gamer is funding the black whole in the R&D department at ATI and Nvidia, while the Console gamer reaps the benifits and gets a bargin. Lets look at it this way, the only thing that stopped a PC gamer going 100% console was the fact we had better resolutions on the PC monitors and internet access. But now the consoles will have thses too. The only other thing was the fact the PC gamer was more impatient and couldn't wait five years for the next jump in graphics, but the price of new GPU hardware is killing this idioligy off too. The gulf between PC gaming and console gaming is about to widen IMO and will never close again. Once people stop upgrading their PC due to cost like its happening now people will jump ship and never look back. No one apart from the hardcore gamer will feel the need to upgrade anymore. PC sales are slowing. PC games are more GPU dependant than CPU and nobody want to pay £1000 every two years just to play the latest games. So my prediction for the next 10 years. 1/ The price of GPUs will kill off the PC games market and leave just a bunch of nerdo elitists with big wallets salivating over 3d marks 2015. 2/ The fact consoles are internet ready, stable, cheap and get all the latest games first means wheres the advantage of a PC. 3/ Consoles will suddenly become SLIable, which means plug in two consoles together and get twice the performance! Beleive me I don't think we've seen anything yet.