Originally Posted by BigLu
honestly it's not an amazing improvement, not too impressive
That's what I thought. SM3.0 doesn't warrant it's current price tag. Not only that but SM2.0 cards can dish out more frames a lot of the time, at least when comparing apples to apples, for instance an X850XT can have equivalant frames per second as a 7800GS, althoguh the GS is SM3.0 and the X850XT is SM2.0.
My point is that it only gives better colors and shades. Nothing to "over-the-top" to warrant a really hgih priced card, eg. 7900GTX.