Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
I think we will continue to see the pricing scheme we have seen the last two generations for several more.
Which isn't really terrible (don't get me wrong, I love cheaper as well) considering you have cards like the GTX 750 Ti for $150 that can game at 1080P just fine. There isn't need
in most situations to buy 780, 780 Tis, or the other flagships.
That's the reason I don't feel the need to upgrade this 780. I know people talk a lot about games being GPU bound, but, I think once you get to a higher level of card you're more likely to be limited by CPU/engine without going for very high res, or multimonitor.. For instance, I play in 1080p, which this GPU is more then capable of. I just got GW2 while it was on sale. Running a 4770k/780 max I still drop to 40fps (saw a 30 somewhere) in the towns. That's CPU/engine without a doubt.
Heck, I did think about adding a 2nd 780, but if my previous experiences have taught me anything, it's that there does come a point that you just can't really improve some things. Such as my GW2 example. Messing around with dropping things which you'd think had a large affect on fps doesn't seem to do anything (Demanding graphical settings have little performance effect). I've noticed that a lot with this GPU, since my limits are most likely due to cpu/engine.
I know that for now at the 1080p I play, there is only so much that upgrading the GPU can do with 95% of the games I play. (my most demanding game is still only FarCry3. I don't even have it installed)
I'm considering getting a 3rd monitor, if that's the case then I'd benefit from a better/2nd GPU without a doubt. I'd most likely just get a 2nd 780, since multi cards are the way to go playing on 3 monitors.
*I got the game for my ol'lady also, who is on a FX6300/HD7850 (I like the 6300 much more then my old 8320). I left the settings at default, but, it looks about as good as it does on mine, and runs equally well from what I saw.