Originally Posted by Bobobearx
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
Love the avatar!
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.