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anyone have any guesses on the next generation of cards? i have about 400$CAD in my back account left over from my birthday and im going to supplement it over the summer, just wondering when the next series is going to come out? last rumours i heard were mid fall around the same timeframe as BF3, anyone else got any tidbits of information

if your wondering why i wont upgrade now its because the 580 is higher than i can afford at the moment and i usually prefer the single strongest gpu avalible when i buy, ive had this card for a little over 2 years i think so i think i can get another couple of months out of it to make it a proper 2.5 year changeout which means buying around august i think
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Supposed to come out in autumn. For $400 I'm not sure if you'll afford the enthusiast card but you're probably gonna settle for second best which will be faster than a 580 anyway.
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last rumours i heard were mid fall around the same timeframe as BF3
I'm saving most of my money for a new build for BF3. I hope they (gpu manufactures) make some BF3 limited edition GPU's, that would be hot

I haven't read anything about an actual timeline for next cards yet though but hopefully before November
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2 ways this can go down

1. Release after BF3 to clear out the old cards, then release newer ones so some people would want to upgrade.

2. Release before BF3 to promote new cards, as people would like to "get ready" for BF3.
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Supposed to come out in autumn. For $400 I'm not sure if you'll afford the enthusiast card but you're probably gonna settle for second best which will be faster than a 580 anyway.
im aware i have 400 now but i have the whole summer to turn it into 700ish which should be enough for a card and block
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im aware i have 400 now but i have the whole summer to turn it into 700ish which should be enough for a card and block
Wow! You guys really do love your PC games. I'd feel buyer's remorse if I spent that much on a GPU, and I would try to get my money's worth by playing PC games every day. I am also trying to retire ASAP (yes, I am pretty lazy).

Waiting for the next gen GPUs so the prices of the old Gen will drop for me.
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I think my HD 6950 should be able to run BF3 just fine at 1080p
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