I had a PNY 6600, and I had no problems with the card. They have a tendency to put old-ish drivers on the disk, but that can easily be remedied anyway! And the 3000 Venice will only bottleneck it at lower resolutions, when the card isn't really being strained. I read a review on Tom's Hardware (I think), where even a FX60 held the 7900GTX and 1900XTX back at low res, but started catching up at higher res's and high AA and AF. Even I get 100AVG in FEAR before I turn the details WAAAYYYY up!
Hope it helps!