Originally Posted by Master__Shake
good thing you don't buy nvidia cards...
they asked 1000 dollars for 30 percent
edit should say 29 percent.
Yeah, not cool at all. Feels that way in gaming industry (Battlefield, Watch Dogs, etc.) as well as hardware (Intel, looking at you and Haswell). Minimal improvements for more money.
I mean, I could buy a new video card (let's assume 30% increase over 7950 for the x950), for 350-400 dollars. Then I would get to play the same games on the same monitor, but I might get 95fps instead of 75. That's about 20 dollars per additional frame in that case
. That's kind of a lot for not much difference in the actual gameplay experience.
Or I could (which I did) upgrade from a 27" 1080p monitor to my QNIX 27" 1440p monitor with an amazing Samsung panel and be utterly blown away by a whole new level of image quality and experience in not just games but movies and the desktop.
I'm kind of thinking something similar going forward too. If it really is only 30% or so, I'll put that 350-400 towards a new pair of speakers, get a large improvement in my experience for not just games but movies and music as well, and wait until AMD releases a card that gives me 50% or more improvement for the same price I paid for my current card.
I only go AMD over Nvidia because I like the image I get from their cards better. Even though everyone says it is the same, I tried the 660ti and 7950 and still prefer AMD's output. Plus I like supporting ATI / AMD if possible.Edited by Robertdt - 9/2/13 at 6:42pm