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Aint looking to upgrade just yet, got my second 460 a couple days ago. Next upgrade will be a decent keplar card.
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Once AMD's 28nm cards hit I'll be looking to buy, probably their highest end single gpu card. I wanted to skip this generation all together but I bought my 30" and my old 4890 couldn't keep up at 2560x1600, although it did surprisingly well.

The 28nm cards are going to be where its at though, I can't wait.
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Once AMD's 28nm cards hit I'll be looking to buy, probably their highest end single gpu card. I wanted to skip this generation all together but I bought my 30" and my old 4890 couldn't keep up at 2560x1600, although it did surprisingly well.

The 28nm cards are going to be where its at though, I can't wait.
This, cant wait for them. Will buy one and water cool it.
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I plan on buying some awesome card that doesn't exist yet...
That's all I could think of during this whole thread, especially the guy that even stated the manufacturer and card name.

"Asus GTX760 Direct CU IV"

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That's all I could think of during this whole thread, especially the guy that even stated the manufacturer and card name.

"Asus GTX760 Direct CU IV"

lol
Yup, I don't see any point in planning on buying a card for the future. My strategy is always to just choose a certain price range you are willing to spend on a card and determine the best card for that price at that moment. New cards come out so fast that planing on a certain card for any length of time is pointless.

I bought my 6870 on release day because, at the time, it was the best bang for the buck card (in my opinion). I do not think that is the case anymore. I think the same can be said for many cards.
    
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um I will not be upgrading anything for 5 years so by that time I hope to have enough money to upgrade to some of the best stuff.
Your system is really good, but you definitely need a better soundcard.
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post #28 of 29
I'd have to go with a future EVGA Nvidia card, like a 7xx series. I need to save to upgrade my mobo, ram, and cpu first, then a new sound card and HDD. I pretty much need a new computer...
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post #29 of 29
No way to predict future cards btw. The 28nm frabrication is going to provide greater performance per watt by 3 - 4 times greater than now from both Nvidia and AMD. However we don't know if they are even going to be able to push enough watts to match or out perform the 500 and 6000 series performance.

Newer technology might not be able to match current watts or enough watts to out perform per pcb since we don't know anything yet about heat issues or limitations on the new 28nm might have.

It's a speculation therefor not feasible to choose a future card.

When the new 28nm cards come out we might find it wont' match todays performance and going an SLI or Crossfire option is the better route on the older series than the newer.

The new 28nm process is the move toward being 'green' and lighter on power consumption, needing less PSU to run per card.

If you had a choice to go 'green' with less performance wouldn't you rather have a power hog and greater performance of the 500 / 6000 series cards afterall?

Would you rather drive a new Prius over an old Mustang?

We'll just have to wait and see how things turn out. I'd wait for some reviews on the next gen cards before making this decision. Usually each new series provides about 30% greater performance than the previous.
     
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