Originally Posted by Newbie2009
With a bit of different flavouring to cover up the bad tasting staleness. Nvidia & AMD laugh the way to the bank. We really need a 3rd party in the GPU market.
Yup, as the saying goes ... "A fool and his money are lucky to get together in the first place."
Yeah, this is OCN, where 5% means everything, but honestly, it is pretty silly sometimes. ESPECIALLY on what is mainly just a "rebrand".
Do what I do, and skip generations.
I didn't bother with the GTX 680 when it and the rest of the 6xx series came out, I knew it would just be a couple percentage point increase over my old GTX 580, so I added a second 580 when some "sucker" (sorry to who ever I bought it from) upgraded and sold his 3GB GTX 580 for cheap. The "upgrade" I got from going SLI was MUCH more than going to a new generation.
When the 7xx series came out, and there was a REAL performance increase, then I realized I will upgade (and because that person is wanting to upgrade to something else, I'm getting a 1 month old GTX 780 for a good deal). I'll skip over the 8xx series line, and maybe in another 12-18 months, pick up a second 780 and wait for the 9xx series ... or later.
I do the same thing with Intel CPUs too. The difference between a 2700K, 3770K, and 4770K is largely negligible. So skipping generations there is easy to do as well.
AMD is no better.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/25/13 at 7:54am