THIS! I was thinking the same thing. Say you turn shadows to high instead of very high and maybe tessellation to high instead of very high and wow...it looks the same when you play but you go from 24fps to 50fps. This is encouraging. Doesn't sound as bad as the charts make it seem (since they didn't individually turn down anything). I am pretty confident that the game will be quite playable with SLI 670s at 2560x1440 anyway. As far as this game is concerned, it doesn't impress at all yet runs like crap. Now either it's the alpha code, or they purposefully cripple performance to give the illusion of intense graphics. I'm hoping the former is true.