Originally Posted by i7monkey
That's the point. I plan on getting either the 600 series or 7000 series when they come out at the end of this year/early next year, so it would be a waste of money if 6 months later DX12 comes out as well as PCIe 3.0.
No, they wouldn't be. Just because either of those two standards is going to be announced at some point in the future doesn't mean that any purchase is a waste of money.
All computer components are pretty much obsolete by the time that they come onto the market. I could buy my 1155 rig today, but I also know that Ivy Bridge and Socket 2011 chips are coming out at the end of the year. Would my purchase be a waste of money? No, it wouldn't be. If I were to buy any of the Cayman GPUs or GF110 GPUs, would that be a waste of money? Again, no. You're still going to get good usage out of those video cards in the mean time before the next best thing comes out. Unless you're buying a last-gen graphics card the day before the next generation gets announced, I'd have to say that most purchases aren't wastes of money.
On top of that, your scenario is especially ridiculous because of how long it took developers to even make use of DX11. DX11 games just started taking hold in 2010 after it was announced in mid-2008. DX12 isn't anything to worry about. PCIe 3.0 is even more ridiculous. 99% of all GPUs today aren't bottlenecked by PCIe 2.1 8x; why should we care about PCIe 3.0?
Buy computer components when you need to, not when you feel that they're the newest and the best, otherwise, you won't get to enjoy anything.Edited by e30kid - 5/25/11 at 10:03pm