Calling me an idiot for using normal rethoric shows your lack of knowledge. When a new generation comes out, the budget oriented card will generally perform on par with the higher end one from the previous generation. The better power efficiency might cause people to sway towards the newer card. It could be that I'm wrong where older cards such as these are concerned, since I generally only dabble in newer products. Judging from your reaction, you are not as financially secure as I am, which forces you to use old hardware. I'm sorry that I'm not as "street-wise" as you when it comes to older, more affordable hardware.