Looks like NV and AMD will soon have to stop selling discrete video cards with less than around 15 VP soon, for things to make business sense - with the onslaught of higher-performing graphics-integrated CPU's. Soon, all of the low-end and mid-range CPU's will also have integrated GPUs performing between 15 and 35 VP. (see viewtopic.php?p=41174#p41174
for a quick comparison to the cards with 15-35VP )
By the way, there's still shame on AMD for pulling a Radeon HD 5450 DDR2 version.. just to save a couple bucks on the DDR2 memory, the performance becomes rotten for all games released within the last several years. Thankfully, NV has not pulled anything like a Geforce 205 again this time around, thus being the leader for the gaming world. The lowest so far from NV was the GT 520, rated at 23.9 VP which is not far behind from AMD's first Llano Fusion offering.
AMD's Llano has set the bar much higher for "standardized" graphics performance (like with integrated audio on the motherboard for example). Do we ever see sound cards with worse performance than mobo audio any longer? At least the HD 6450 (AMD's slowest offering for the 6-series) is 3 times faster than HD 5450. See the trend!