Originally Posted by kartdu
my budget is 500 but only want to spend 400 right now so i think im leaning towards the new tech of pcie 3.0 and the 7970 how long until the next gen of gpu from either side do you think someone told me q1 or q2 of next year and should i wait for them or wait for prices to go down or just buy now for about 400 a stock to msi one for 450 because if i cf ill need a newmobo which i was like ohh no ill be fine just no AA and the 7970 oc at 1250 should be great.
Yeah your motherboard does not suport dual x8 mode for CF / SLI. Thats the minimum speed required for CF. x4 is just too slow. If you can wait it out till Jan 2013 it might be worth the wait. For USD 550 you might be able to grab that beast GTX 780.
"The Nvidia executives we talked with raised the possibility of a GK110-based GeForce being released this year only if necessary to counter some move by rival AMD. That almost certainly means that any GK110-based GeForce to hit the market in 2012 would come in extremely limited quantities. "
The Tesla K20 which uses the same GK110 chip is scheduled for Dec 2012 launch. So you can expect a Jan 2013 launch for Geforce GTX 780.