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Plenty of power until at least when the next generation consoles are released.
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Plenty of power until at least when the next generation consoles are released.
Yup. When mine were working, they were glorious.

You'll be set at 1080p for a while, especially if you go SLI.
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What happened to your cards Booty?
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Want to future proof it?

Step 1) remove from computer
Step 2) Put back in box
Step 3) return back to Microcenter
Step 4) get out of technology. It's like cars. Minute your off the lot it's used
and no one likes used... and it goes for everything...
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I bought an EVGA GTX 560 Ti, last weekend from Micro Center, and it is definitely a fine upgrade from my old-school Radeon 4870. With that said, it was kind of a blind-buy I did without a whole lot of research. The price was right, I was bumming around Micro Center, and I decided to just go for it.

Now that I've had time to do my proper research, I can definitely conclude that I made a good purchase, but I'm still wondering if this will be a powerful enough card that I can hold on to for the next couple years. What do you guys/gals think?

I see that this is a more subjective question, but I just wanted some input from y'all! I plan on upgrading to Sandy Bridge soon, since my slightly-OC'd q9400 holds back some of the glory.
Just like EVERYTHING, the GTX 560 Ti will last as long as it can handle what you throw at it.

If you think you're going to be playing the same games right now in about 2 years, then you'll be fine. However if you want to play the most graphically advanced game every time one gets released, you may want to get a 580.

My 460 can handle everything I throw at it right now, so I won't be upgrading unless BF3 needs to. Because I'll be playing that a ton when it comes out.
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What happened to your cards Booty?
I killed them in the pursuit of performance...
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I killed them in the pursuit of performance...
A moment of silence sorry to hear that bro, which card/s was it?
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A moment of silence sorry to hear that bro, which card/s was it?
Palit 2GB GTX 560 Tis. Apparently their memory chips are really sensitive to clock increases. Even after reverting to stock settings, both began artifacting at stock clocks and then died altogether.
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I killed them in the pursuit of performance...
If by "performance" you in fact mean "booty" then I accept this answer.
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Even after reverting to stock settings, both began artifacting at stock clocks and then died altogether.

Whoa, wasn't aware it escalated to BOTH of them dieing.
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