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Then those cards lose 3/4 of their value within a year?

Enthusiast is code word for moron with lots of cash to burn.
3/4s is a bit of an exaggeration don't you think? Just a bit. Maybe well after their life span, like 5870s going for $150 when they used to be $350. But that's well after a year of their reign (which was also a year), which lasted a jolly long time.
     
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post #32 of 62
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Then those cards lose 3/4 of their value within a year?

Enthusiast is code word for moron with lots of cash to burn.
How does other people spending money affect you? Explain?

3/4 value within a year? Ha. You clearly have no idea about the higher levels this hobby.
The GTX 580 came out in the first week of November 2010. It still sells used for $350-450.
Only a 10-30% loss in value depending upon the model. Stick your laptop.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 10/16/11 at 1:26am
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post #33 of 62
Oh God..but those "jaggie edges" irritate the hell out of me.
I scream in anguish whenever I come across unacceptable "jaggie edges" and I would rather take out my permanent marker and draw a straight line over that edge then to make my eyes not want to curdle in anger.

There are those of us who play in the PC world of games simply because we can control how we want our games to play and look and feel. If you don't care for such details and want to play games at whatever settings you like..go for it. No one is forcing you to go buy crazy dual/sli GPU setups. Just because there are those of us that do, doesn't give you any damn right to call us morons.
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post #34 of 62
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How does other people spending money affect you? Explain?

3/4 value within a year? Ha. You clearly have no idea about the higher levels this hobby.
The GTX 580 came out in the first week of November 2010. It still sells used for $350-450.
Only a 10-30% loss in value depending upon the model. Stick your laptop.
Dude, don't start with the accusations, I don't think you know who you're talking about. Riou knows full well about the enthusiast market place. And it doesn't require dropping $500+ every cycle to be an enthusiast, that's called being a rich moron just to clarify.
     
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post #35 of 62
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Its one thing if people have the "FREE" choice to do so. Its another thing entirely if the industry starts forcing our hands and no longer gives us the choice with what kinda hardware it requires to play modern PC games on, aka "Requires SLI/Crossfire setup, Single vid card users go DIAF" on PC requirement labels. Requiring decent hardware to run a modern PC game is one thing, requiring dual high priced gaming video card setups is just royal insanity and pushing it too hard
You're confusing 'free choice' with what you think you are entitled to. You are not entitled to play every new game at 60fps. If devs want to make a game with high requirements, then they can and no one will stop them. No one is making you buy the game and play it either. If you can't play it, then don't buy it. Free choice right there.

Theoretical the free market controls what kind of requirements the devs will develop for. If no ones buys the high req games, then no one will develop them.
    
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And i'm just now realizing that my card is an SLI on a stick card . I better just shut up xD
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I will say though, BF3 is the first game that my 4850 has failed to run @ 1680x1050 in which it only gets 20-30fps, its a 3 year old card though, past due for an upgrade anyways
    
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post #38 of 62
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Dude, don't start with the accusations, I don't think you know who you're talking about. Riou knows full well about the enthusiast market place. And it doesn't require dropping $500+ every cycle to be an enthusiast, that's called being a rich moron just to clarify.
I don't know who? He called me out first. Moron right? And then made a moronic statement.

Ha.

Two Jokes.
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You're confusing 'free choice' with what you think you are entitled to. You are not entitled to play every new game at 60fps. If devs want to make a game with high requirements, then they can and no one will stop them. No one is making you buy the game and play it either. If you can't play it, then don't buy it. Free choice right there.

Theoretical the free market controls what kind of requirements the devs will develop for. If no ones buys the high req games, then no one will develop them.
Did no one notice this is all based on hoopla? For all we know Nvidia may well have no bias. WHERES THE PROOF TO IT I ASK. There is none. We don't know. Speculating isn't going to lead to anything.
     
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I don't see why anyone would need 2 gpu's, to run games at substancial fps, I actually tried BF3 beta, and its not the gpu's fault, its ssao, hbao, that uses a lot of cpu up that slows the fps down. I only buy two gpus for longevity, because I keep my computer builds for 4-5 years before I build new ones, but right now the two gpu's I own run's games over 100 fps on all games except for metro 2033, and games with any ambient occlusion because my core 2 quad doesn't deal with it as well as i7's. So 2 gpu's, that is overkill, 1 gpu is more then substantial even for me now.
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