Re: Everquest 2. I think I may have a partial solution to stuttering.
I would think it would be more like anything past a 9500/59xx could handle the load just fine.
Again I wonder how this oh so great and future looking graphics engine is supposed to "scale" graphics card wise with this design.
Probably by taking next gen hardware and all of a sudden using the graphics card for the vertex processing. Oh look, the new xxx card is 70% faster in EQ2 than the 6800/x800 is!!!!
Of course if you enabled the vertex units on the old cards, the difference would probably something like 15 to 20%.
Be nice if someone with an X800 could verify its the same as well.