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Alright i know i just posted a while ago asking about which 580 to pick up. It seemed everyone was leaning towards the twin frozrll / lightning. However i learnt that the knew 600 series is coming out December. However when i buy this pc chances are that i wont be upgrading it for a long time. So my goal is to create a gaming pc that will last as long as possible(hopefully more than a week lol) So my question is to you guys, If you had one chance to buy a computer would you buy the gtx580 or would you be patient and wait it out for the Nvidia 600 series of cards. (For this question pretend ati didn't exist lol)

Thank you in advance
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Wait... if you can always wait the performance jump will be larger the tech will be newer and usually more efficient.
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There will always be newer and better things, especially in the video card market. If you don't need the video card now or can't afford it then just wait and you can pick up a 680 for the same price as a 580 now in 6 to 8 months from now or get the 580 for a lower price.

This is what I like to do anyways, clearly evident in my sig rig (9400GT) tongue.gif

*I haven't been using my 5850 for quite awhile so I sold it for $150 before it depreciated any further and am now waiting for BF3 before I get a new card. Trading time for cost has a very quick and high return rate in terms of cost and performance in the high end video card market.

eg. I got my 5850 vapor-x 12 months ago for $370 after tax from Canada Computers, it is now being sold for $230(after tax). If I waited 12 months, $370 could have bought me a GTX570 or HD6950 from Canada Computers. I know 12 months is a long time to wait but I wasn't even using the card that much as I was studying most of that time.
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Well I already feels I could use a faster card, so I could get 60 fps in crysis warhead and gta 4 with enb mods(28fps). But I can not justify buying a new card in 7 months:(. But my pc, like myself, are getting old and so WE really need the fastest card to feel young and powerfully!biggrin.gif:kookoo:

I for one wont waste my time with sli.
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post #5 of 9
December is like 7 Months away. If you require a video card update I don't see why you want to wait that long. Buy now.
post #6 of 9
the only time it was ever wise to wait was October 2006 tongue.gif
post #7 of 9
Get this:

-You save $250 by buying a GTX 560 instead of GTX 580
-You can spend those $250 (that you saved) to buy a Kepler card in 1 year which is gonna be faster than a GTX 580

There's no point in waiting until winter.
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar;13551562 
Get this:

-You save $250 by buying a GTX 560 instead of GTX 580
-You can spend those $250 (that you saved) to buy a Kepler card in 1 year which is gonna be faster than a GTX 580

There's no point in waiting until winter.

I agree. Once you get the 600 series card you could always use the 560 as a physx card
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Originally Posted by jayxx9;13548407 
Alright i know i just posted a while ago asking about which 580 to pick up. It seemed everyone was leaning towards the twin frozrll / lightning. However i learnt that the knew 600 series is coming out December. However when i buy this pc chances are that i wont be upgrading it for a long time. So my goal is to create a gaming pc that will last as long as possible(hopefully more than a week lol) So my question is to you guys, If you had one chance to buy a computer would you buy the gtx580 or would you be patient and wait it out for the Nvidia 600 series of cards. (For this question pretend ati didn't exist lol)

Thank you in advance
Jayden

Well I'm assuming your building a second rig because you running an AMD 6990. If your thinking of upgrading the AMD 6990 then my suggestion to you is to wait until Q4 of 2012 when Maxwell the next gen cards are coming out. You can easily play games maxed out until then, no need to spend the money. To give you an example, Kepler is 3-4 times better then Fermi and Maxwell will be 10-12 times better than Kepler.

If your buying a new rig, it's up to you if you can wait until November appoximately for Kepler cards to come out. If you can then wait. It's expected to be up to 30% increase in performance and up to 50% less power consumption and heat dissipation.

I myself having already purchased a new GTX 580 in Jan 2011 will buy a second GTX 580 if needed to played maxed at everything and wait it out until Maxwell.

If one is running a 400 or 5000 series and looking to upgrade then defiently Kepler will be a logical upgrade. If your running a 500 or 6000 series card already then your half way there to SLI or Crossfire and you'd be better off, and waiting until Maxwell. In my opinion anyway.

This next series of 28nm fabrication is a first run at a new design. If history repeats itself it's always a bumpy ride first time out as they figure out things that unexpectedly came up. Maxwell will be the second run redesign and I expect it to mature at that point for optimum performance of 28nm pcb's. smile.gif
     
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