well the biggest noticable framerate drop i notice is in Skyrim, i can manage solid 60 most places, but do notice the drop to the 30's and 40's in some active places or during fights. maybe its the monitor, but it looks very smooth at 60 but not smooth at all when in the 30's and 40's. I do use vsync since with it off the screen tearing is horrid. perhaps this is just normal. i guess it takes a pretty hefty system to cap 60 frames all the time. especially in a game like that.