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The GPUs out now are ridiculously more powerful. I said "~6 months or less" for new cards, but you could reasonably disregard the "or less" part of that. Your monitor must be at a low resolution for the 9800GT to be maxing things... or you're not playing anything too harsh. It is true that there is a big GPU bottleneck, performance could double or triple with a new enthusiast card now.

But since you seem content with what you're getting, wait... because it just means an even bigger performance jump around the end of the year.
Held on to this card for three years. Another half(or more) wont do me any harm. Although now that i'm reading these replies and now its really friggin tempting to upgrade right away... Thanks for your thoughts and comments guys I think i'll stay with this card for until that new gpu.
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I think i'll stay with this card for until that new gpu.
Good choice. Incredible you're able to strain yourself when it comes to PC components. Kudos !
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Held on to this card for three years. Another half(or more) wont do me any harm. Although now that i'm reading these replies and now its really friggin tempting to upgrade right away... Thanks for your thoughts and comments guys I think i'll stay with this card for until that new gpu.
im in nearly the same position as you, why not just throw another 9800 in for SLI? Thats what i did and now im going to wait for the next generation of Nvidia or ATI cards.
    
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The GPUs out now are ridiculously more powerful. I said "~6 months or less" for new cards, but you could reasonably disregard the "or less" part of that. Your monitor must be at a low resolution for the 9800GT to be maxing things... or you're not playing anything too harsh. It is true that there is a big GPU bottleneck, performance could double or triple with a new enthusiast card now.
More than that actually. A single 460 > SLI 9800 GTs (I've owned both setups). A 580 would probably be ~5x as fast and of course comes with 3x the VRAM for higher res play.

OP seems to have made up his mind, but I don't see the point in waiting. There's zero info on the next gen atm, and who knows if they'll even make the scheduled Q4 release (Fermi anyone?).

Price/performance is really good right now, especially on the GTX 400 and HD 5000 series cards, and DX11 is so purdy. Now's a great time to upgrade imo.
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I'm also on a 9800GT but...my 6950 will arrive tomorrow
I was fine with the card on 1280x1024, but when I upgraded to a bigger screen (2560x1440), well....you can imagine things didn't run as smooth anymore.

I also highly doubt you can run everything maxed with that card; I know I can't...
    
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I'm also on a 9800GT but...my 6950 will arrive tomorrow
I was fine with the card on 1280x1024, but when I upgraded to a bigger screen (2560x1440), well....you can imagine things didn't run as smooth anymore.

I also highly doubt you can run everything maxed with that card; I know I can't...
Congrats on your new card. I run on 1680x1050. i'll go rephrase
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I don't mind keeping this 9800 for awhile since I'm still able to play games on high/ultra still with decent fps.
I ment that I play some games on ultra and most games at high with some decent fps(Decent for me being around 40-50 fps).
Some examples:
Portal 2

- http://i.imgur.com/FHIPp.jpg
- Average fps 55.03 (Going through a regular test chamber)
- Not really graphic intensive game, but it was the latest game i have
Starcraft 2

- http://i.imgur.com/Aaxte.png
- Average fps 45.45(During a firefight between tarren and protoss)
- Average fps 38.55(During a cut scene showing a fight between raynor and Tychus)
Heroes Of Newerth
- http://i.imgur.com/PX5bQ.jpg
- Average fps 58.7
Not really anything great. Although I think the performance is alright for me. These games aren't really intense either but if it were intense, i'd just put them on high (or medium) settings and i'd get playable frames for myself. With that said, I think I could go another couple months. Thx for the replies and opinions fellas
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