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Bitcoin mining is the reason the 5xxx series cards are worth so much.
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A GTX 580 would show you a nice performance boost. Or an HD 6990/ GTX 590 if you have the money. I would wait for now though. Anything below a GTX 580 wouldn't be worth it IMO.
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I would wait for next gen, I just went from a 5850 to a 6970 because it cost me $33, its a nice jump in performance but it wasn't fully needed. I was maxing out the majority of games I play. With the exception of Metro which I don't think I can still max.
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Whoa thanks everyone for the replies. What would be the resale value for my card right now? I can play most games comfortably with this card but Crysis 2 with the latest patch seems to stress it. I also do a lot of rendering and 3d modeling work for architecture. I also would like to run a triple monitor setup. 580 is pricey and is about the limit. Maybe ill hold off till 7xxx comes out.
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Whoa thanks everyone for the replies. What would be the resale value for my card right now? I can play most games comfortably with this card but Crysis 2 with the latest patch seems to stress it. I also do a lot of rendering and 3d modeling work for architecture. I also would like to run a triple monitor setup. 580 is pricey and is about the limit. Maybe ill hold off till 7xxx comes out.
I'd wait until 7xxx if I were you
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Wait for 7xxx. Right now there isnt any worthwhile GPU upgrade for the money.
If the latest patch for crysis 2 is too much for your card, then id definitely go for a 570/580, because Nvidia will give much better tessellation performance.
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