I just purchased an ATI PCIE x700 GPU lastweek with 256 mb DDR and I was short of being surprised, it wasn't the significant jump in performance I was expecting. If anything, it was anti-climatic.
I wasted $700.00 dollars on a combined Shuttle XPC 8500 G
PIV 3.0 Ghz
1 Gb DDR
160 Gb SATA HDD
Not to mention the new UAA Update microsoft has supposedly enhanced with KB835221 is a joke with 3DMark2005. I get 15 frmaes a sec and no digital audio. WTF.