woot~@@ I am playing BF3, GTA IV(which is stuttering and slow when maxed out shadow), and MW3. they just don't look good at all ;( well a lot of issues going on, so I just RMA it for a replacement tomorrow, and see whether is the card problem or it is my problem. BTW, have you noticed ASUS Dirct 2 version? are they way better than referrence card in terms of overclocking? or just less nosiy sound?