apparently you care. I was only stating what i already knew, you were giving an example not clearly stated. I understand that a GPU has importance in the 3Dmark01se benchmark, but the CPU is of more importance in that benchmark. I bet anything, if you get that FX-55 you mentioned and put it in a system w/your radeon DDR 64, it would be able to break 7k . BTW....here's the thread where people w/9800pros, and at least one 9700pro has broken the 20k mark in 3Dmark01se http://www.driverheaven.net/showthread.php?t=59954&page=1&pp=15 (pg. 1) http://www.driverheaven.net/showthread.php?t=59954&page=3 (pg. 3) Again, it's not all just GPU, 3Dmakr01se is more system dependent (CPU/RAM)than GPU dependent.