390 core!, wow that is damned good. my sapphire can only really hit 350 core/350 ram. but my mates hercules 9700 hits 395 core. actually the 9800 pro I have atm I have pushed to 440 core, but it starts "spiking" after playing a game for a long time. 435 core is stable. but I like to play it safe. I normally run it 430 core and around 380/760 ram. im sure once the hardcore guys get their hands on the 9800 pros, we will be seeing totally insane core speeds. and yes I totally agree for a 0.15 process its incredible.