Okay, now I'm confused. Doesn't this statement from you
> Well, no, the shaders don't use any CPU power, that's the point of making them > shaders
conflict with this one?
> Let me clarify Smit's clarification: any Nvidia 8-series or better and any AMD 2xxx > or better will run the effects, it's just a matter of how slowly. An 8800GT (or AMD > 2800) is the baseline for good performance with common settings.
At this point, I think I should just wait for a release with these changes and try them out for myself instead of speculating any further.