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Because $$. I can understand people not wanting to spend an entire months rent on a graphics card every year, while some other people have a ton of disposable income.

With that said, I've been upgrading every gen because higher resolution monitors have become more available and affordable as the years go on. It's an expensive vicious cycle. biggrin.gif

It's $300 GPUs every 4 years for me from now on. Sell my old and buy a new.
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post #132 of 185
Every two years or so I buy the top AMD card , this year I bought a nano instead (suppose it is top tier)

Still got the last two cards that I will keep just in case

Can confirm that the 7970 is awesome as it's in my HTPC now and still plays latest games just fine at something close to the maximum settings
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Meanwhile AMD continues to decline because you and people like you never upgrade to their newer cards. tongue.gif

I am only half kidding though. Some of you that support AMD so strongly, have some of the older AMD cards. How about some of you actually spend money and support AMD instead of trying to guilt trip and badger guys who buy Nvidia cards every year to buy AMD?
A fair point, but there's a large gap between the people still using their 7970s and the dudes that buy Classified/Kingpin cards once a year.
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post #134 of 185
Amd should make products that make people want to upgrade every year and drivers that let them use it.

I don't think I'd personally ever buy another amd GPU unless I had a very specific use for it.
 
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I'm always amazed at how many people are willing to admit a closed mind and a lack of due diligence, when it comes to a consumer good.
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I'm always amazed at how many people are willing to admit a closed mind, when it comes to a consumer good.

Better to acknowledge your faults than pretend you don't have any. thumb.gif

People like what they like. Much of it is based on personal experience. It allows us to make choices quickly and efficiently. There's nothing wrong with that.
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Because $$. I can understand people not wanting to spend an entire months rent on a graphics card every year, while some other people have a ton of disposable income.

With that said, I've been upgrading every gen because higher resolution monitors have become more available and affordable as the years go on. It's an expensive vicious cycle. biggrin.gif

Oh I can completely agree with the $$$ issue. The point still stands that IF someone feels so strongly about a brand, they should be willing to put their money where their mouth is. thumb.gif

Anyway, I am supporting AMD this year by buying Polaris as long as AMD doesn't get screwy and overprice the thing like they did Fury. tongue.gif
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Better to acknowledge your faults than pretend you don't have any. thumb.gif

People like what they like. Much of it is based on personal experience. It allows us to make choices quickly and efficiently. There's nothing wrong with that.

Well said. For me, "quickly and efficiently" works for gum and beer, but once I get north of $300 the research kicks in. I realize not everyone has the family money-pit like I do, though.

/dreams of having a 3-figure impulse buy threshold
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My only comment directed at AMD on '... spice things up ...' is:

Be careful starting that hype train. The backlash generated when you teased mystery products in the past and then it turned out to be the R9 285 or FX-9590 with CLC did harm to your company's reputation. If you are going to build excitement, make sure the payout is worth it.
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Meanwhile AMD continues to decline because you and people like you never upgrade to their newer cards. tongue.gif

I am only half kidding though. Some of you that support AMD so strongly, have some of the older AMD cards. How about some of you actually spend money and support AMD instead of trying to guilt trip and badger guys who buy Nvidia cards every year to buy AMD?

Lol, on a different note...

Imagine if the 7970 delivered the same performance at launch, that it does today?
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