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Hi everyone,
Here is my issue, I am building a new rig, got everything except mobo, processor, gpu. I was wondering if I should get a decent graphics card now and get the new graphics card that comes out next year or would it be better just to get something like a 770 or 780 now ? From what I have read the new cards next year are going to have there own processor ect. I will be waiting till sept to see what is offered on the intel side as far as processors released. I will be going with a 2011 socket board and water cooling closed loop to start off with since I dont know what the new graphics cards will be like. Almost forgot, looking to play BF3 ect on medium to high setting 1080p for now. Thank for any advice.
Edited by Black knight77 - 7/10/13 at 5:39am
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in late sep or early oct AMD is releasing the HD 9970 / HD 9950. wait till that even if you want to buy a Nvidia card. there might be price cuts from Nvidia to address the new competitors from AMD.
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Don't hold your breath waiting for price cuts from Nvidia. When the 7970 came out I was holding a 580. I thought I was going to see price cuts so I could SLI my 580 for cheap. No such luck, in fact it took Nvidias next generation, the 680, to come out before they came down on the 580. Even after three months of the 7970 outselling Nvidia. Nvidia doesn't seem to play the price cut game to stimulate competition based on AMD. Their in the league of their own when it comes to pricing. I ended up moving to the 680 at that point because why bother with the 580. The prices for 780 will not come down until Nvidia offers there next series the 800. Actually I'm speculating based on past experience. Therefore I would not base your decision about which card to get on price drops from Nvidia. You'll play the waiting game like I did for three months and then was completely disappointed.

Since I'm already in a GTX 690 I am going to wait for AMD's next series but this time it's my choice because I am not in a hurry or starving for performance. My second rig with the 680 is doing fine alone as well.

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Don't hold your breath waiting for price cuts from Nvidia. When the 7970 came out I was holding a 580. I thought I was going to see price cuts so I could SLI my 580 for cheap. No such luck, in fact it took Nvidias next generation, the 680, to come out before they came down on the 580. Even after three months of the 7970 outselling Nvidia. Nvidia doesn't seem to play the price cut game to stimulate competition based on AMD. Their in the league of their own when it comes to pricing. I ended up moving to the 680 at that point because why bother with the 580. The prices for 780 will not come down until Nvidia offers there next series the 800. Actually I'm speculating based on past experience. Therefore I would not base your decision about which card to get on price drops from Nvidia. You'll play the waiting game like I did for three months and then was completely disappointed.

Since I'm already in a GTX 690 I am going to wait for AMD's next series but this time it's my choice because I am not in a hurry or starving for performance. My second rig with the 680 is doing fine alone as well.

EDIT: BTW welcome to OCN Black knight77. smile.gif

when the HD 7970 came out Nvidia knew clearly that the GTX 680 is going to take back the performance crown in a couple of months. also GTX 580 production was stopped when GTX 680 went into production. there is no need to manufacture old cards based on a older 40nm process when your 28nm GTX 680 is ready to go to market.

the case is different now. 20nm GPUs are not expected till June or July 2014. if AMD HD 9970 beats GTX 780 and is available for a lower price , nVidia will react by cutting prices on GTX 780. they will also launch a GTX 785 sku (a titan without 1/3 double precision perf and with 3GB VRAM) and price it at USD 650 - 700. Nvidia might then launch a fully enabled GK110 Titan Ultra with 2880 sp and 6GB VRAM to keep the USD 1000 price spot.
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I guess time will tell who's speculation is right. smile.gif
     
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I guess time will tell who's speculation is right. smile.gif

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I will look into the new AMD cards and see whats out there. I like Nvidia better but I wouldnt mind trying a AMD card. Havent had one since they where ATI cards only lol. I have read and seen they have made some good improvements on there cards. I dont think price will go down any but worth a look at and possibly get lucky. I was looking at getting one in the next month just to tide me over till next year when the new Nvidia cards come out. Ill wait a littel bit to see what AMD has to offer.
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