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What's it to you?


Option A:

A GPU maker releases a GPU that has processing power of 100% in 2011, and another in 2012 with 115%, and another in 2013 with 130% performance, 2014 with 145% performance. You purchase a GPU in 2011, then upgrade in 2014.

Option B:

A GPU maker releases a GPU with processing power in 2011 with 100% performance, and the next GPU is in 2014 with 145% performance. You purchase a GPU in 2011, then upgrade in 2014.


There really is no difference to you. But there is a difference to the GPU maker because they make more money with option A.
Of course there's a difference. Gotta keep the epeen nice and big.
Option A is more expensive to keep up with.
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Of course there's a difference. Gotta keep the epeen nice and big.
Option A is more expensive to keep up with.
Well that would be a personal choice. A stupid one at that, in my opinion. There's really no need to upgrade every generation.
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Why are people thinking this will be a 10-20% increase in performance?
Last time we switched nodes the performance rose by 100% for AMD and 80-90% for Nvidia.
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Why are people thinking this will be a 10-20% increase in performance?
Last time we switched nodes the performance rose by 100% for AMD and 80-90% for Nvidia.
Which is exactly why I want to use a 4870 with BD(tentative) and wait for the 79xx. With it coming out in a few months and rumors have it at being a huge increase in performance, does it make sense to upgrade now when just waiting a bit longer will be better? For me the 79xx series is going to be like a 250% increase(pulling a number outta my ass)
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This, the yearly release for 10% more performance is getting old. Granted I don't have to upgrade but this is OCN right? I would rather see bigger jumps in performance less frequently then smaller jumps more.
manufacturers react to the demand of consumers. if you want it, they will sell it. take a look at gameboy for example. i'll give you this today, then tomorrow say there is a newer version with very minor upgrades and the majority will still buy it. if you want the companies to stop making minor upgrades then you guys gotta stop buying their products if its only a small step up. its why you see a new model car every year. remember, there here for money and whats the best method to get it, its to keep making newer models.
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post #26 of 44
Worth waiting for hd 7000 release to buy older gen cards? do they usually drop prices when next gen cards appear?
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manufacturers react to the demand of consumers. if you want it, they will sell it. take a look at gameboy for example. i'll give you this today, then tomorrow say there is a newer version with very minor upgrades and the majority will still buy it. if you want the companies to stop making minor upgrades then you guys gotta stop buying their products if its only a small step up. its why you see a new model car every year. remember, there here for money and whats the best method to get it, its to keep making newer models.
When I saw your avatar I thought "Since when did I chnage my name?" Then I realised it wasn't me but someone else. Thanks a lot for the scare

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It's not what customers want, it's what corporations make us believe we want. Look at Apple. We don't need their overpriced goods but people buy them anyway, they think they need it because of the desire to be 'different'. Of course Apple has a cult-like following, but that doesn't change the fact that these companies hire psychologists to come up with advertisements for them. It's all about perception and I'm glad that consumerism is coming to an end too.

As for the 7000's, I am not interested. If you really want to see a performance boost upgrade either every other generation or postpone even longer and enjoy a massive boost when you finally have your new hardware in your PC. When I went from a 6600GT to an 8800GTS I was stunned. Then I went from that 8800 to a 4870 and was shocked again. Going from the 4870 to a 6870 wasn't such a massive boost but I did it for the GFlops, not gaming performance. I will reap BOINC points while I wait another year or two before I upgrade. I hope something amazing will be out then, doubling my GFlop output.
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I will probably be going all AMD next time, and it'll probably be after the holidays. Bulldozer (like I said, probably) and also the 7k series will be a nice updrage from my sig rig now.
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I will be going ati next time aswell, I am already impressed with current leaked performance figures. Nvidia are being very quiet on their 600 series cards which are rumoured to be nothing more than re-branded 500 cards.
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I hope they wait till November of next year, I'm fine with my cards.
Right. We'll all wait until you're ready.
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