Personally *I* don't think it matters that much but I'm what you would call a casual gamer. I'll go through the latest greatest I've gotten in about a week and fire it back up fewer and fewer times till the next one comes along. I just play at the highest resolution I support and don't break the bank just to top everything out. But if you needed the best there is you wouldn't be asking would you? $100 could be better saved toward a better video card.