I have a 4870 1gb I flashed 4 years and it is just as fast (30 fps) as the new 7950 3gb i just got. Its the Gigabyte model and I haven't flashed it but it starts up right away and seems to work fine. I reset the PRAM and fan controller. Its running at 81 degrees. I have a MP 3,1. I looking for the performance is Wow and I just put 12gb of memory in it. Is it just that the Blizzard games don't run that well on the ATI cards? I read how the Nvidia cards run them better, but I didn't think Blizz games were that UN-optimised for the ATI cards. I think I'm going to send it back. Should I get a GTX 680? Any ideas would be appreciated.