On the one hand, you'll race through any productivity apps, and run older games maxed. OTOH, depending on your resolution, the newest, most demanding games may require lowered settings. Unfortunately, you don't have the option of adding a second card later for Crossfire. Depending on the games you [want to] play, this means you may want to get a better card, like a HD6950, or get a board that supports x8,x8 Crossfire; although I realize that hoses the combo. You may be able to find other good deals.