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how much longer will my gtx285 last me?

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So I have a gtx285. I'm using a dual monitor set up. 1280 x 800 and 1680 x 1050. I've been contemplating on getting a new gpu and new monitor. Ill probably buy them both at the same time. I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and upgrade this black friday/christmas or should I just hold off and keep using my GPU till it becomes unbearable to play games, then upgrade along side my monitor.

Or if I go ahead and get a new monitor. With 1080p or 1200p. Will my gtx285 still hold up?
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my opinion... gtx 285 is still a viable card for pretty much all modern games if you dont need bleeding edge graphics... i would wait as long as you can before upgrading because prices are always going down and tech is always coming out
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my opinion... gtx 285 is still a viable card for pretty much all modern games if you dont need bleeding edge graphics... i would wait as long as you can before upgrading because prices are always going down and tech is always coming out
He will never get a new card at that rate, best trick is to wait for the 600 series, and the pick a 500 series. If he kept waiting for the latest card to lower prices, he'd end up hovering around and be incredibly out of date, and a purchase will be rubbish because it will be so old.
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I would wait for the next best card. I have 2 260's witch is a tad better then 1 285. I am satisfied with them. You can max out just about every game out. As long as you take care of your card, clean it, get new thermal paste and watch the temps their is no reason it should die. All though, call me a bit of a conspiracy nut but if I wear Nvidia (a company witch is trying to make as much profit as possible) I would build the cards so that they die when newer generations come, maybe build something into the drivers to make the cards work a little harder then they need to so that they die faster.
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it'll last until you decide you want DX11, haha
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it'll last until you decide you want DX11, haha
pretty much this...my 275s lasted me a good long while, but in the end when you go to play newer games they just can't cut it and you'll have to upgrade. @ the OP, the 285 was a good card, so maybe you can hold out longer than i could
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Yeah I'm definitely not in a rush. I figure I should be fine as I'm only on 1680x1050. Maybe when I decide to move up to 1080 or 1200 I'll get a new card.
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