Well, the 5800 would run better than my 5600, although not a huge step, but still a step in the right direction. I am getting the 6800 Ultra on release. I have another system that could use a better video card and the 5800 would fit perfectly. One last thing, to me, noise is NOT an issue. It could be quiet as a mouse running in pure darkness at night or a freight train passing through a New York subway. Either way, the card is good and better than what I currently have!