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[Poll] How long do you keep your cards?

Poll Results: How long do you keep your (new) card?

 
  • 4% (4)
    Less than 1 year.
  • 26% (24)
    2 year
  • 28% (26)
    3 year
  • 11% (11)
    4 year
  • 15% (14)
    More than 4 years
  • 14% (13)
    Other
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post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
I am actually very curious to see how long most OCN members keep their graphics cards, so I made a poll smile.gif
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post #2 of 41
I still "have" an old 4 Mb card and two bios modded, watercooled 6800 GTs, but I don't use them.

I think you meant to ask "How long do you use a new video card before upgrading?"


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Edited by billbartuska - 9/27/16 at 2:00pm
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post #3 of 41
What is the other option supposed to be for?
post #4 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalProximity View Post

What is the other option supposed to be for?

i took that as : when my ego is bruised seeing it fall lower in (most) benchmark graphs biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 41
I generally don't sell any of my cards. Now the length of time i actually use them before upgrading is different. I usually use a card for 1.5 to 2 yrs then buy a new one and put the older one in a box in the closet. I like to keep them for a just in case something happens scenario.
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post #6 of 41
Usually when I blow them up somehow. I was still running a GTX 460 until I miswired a modular power supply and killed half my PC. Before then, I think I had an AGP 6600 GT which got replaced because I blew my motherboard up somehow and replaced it with a PCI Express one...
post #7 of 41
I generally aim to keep my cards for between 3-5 years in my main rig. My goal is 3 years at least with my Fury's. 5 to stretch.

I had my HD6850's for 3.5 years. My 5770's for about 2ish. So yeah. 3 years at least.
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post #8 of 41
Difficult question to answer because it depends on how much gaming one does.

For example, when I was far more gaming orientated I had a 8800GT back in 07 then got a 5850 in 2009 and then the 6870X2 in late 2011.

Haven't upgraded since but I will when the 7700k drops. Will probably get a GTX1070 or see if AMD have anything better than RX480.
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post #9 of 41
Got a GTX 580 in my first rig as a high school graduation present.

Just last year I retired it in favor of an R9 390.

Holding out for Volta, which will hopefully be out by the time I plan to (and can finally afford to) do a new build.

So over 2 years I guess.
Edited by Malkorath - 9/28/16 at 5:57am
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post #10 of 41
seems like ~2 years has become the norm for me now. Had 6850 for 1.5years then added another for cf. Horrible stutters and other problems forced me to upgrade to 7950. Had that for 2 years. then came 970gtx an got that on launch. Now i saw a sweet deal on gigabyte 980 ti g1 gaming for 350 euro and got that yesterday. So about for 2 years i keep my gpu:s.
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