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I'm not sure why you think Vega has to compete with Volta; Vega just needs to be worth the money. It's also funny you think Pascal will be obsolete by the end of the year. I guess I should completely dismantle my system because it's built with nothing but "obsolete" components.
The resolution is why your CPU is "bottlenecking" your GPU. If you were gaming at a higher resolution, you wouldn't have this "problem."


Well; it sure won't be "obsolete", though I did say that. I meant it will be obsolete in Nvidia's eyes and probably lose driver optimizations and so forth. This is part of why I don't buy Nvidia, when I'm paying a few hundred dollars each for a GPU (and I require 2), I expect it to be supported for more than a year, and they damn well better milk every last bit of performance out of it. I vote with my wallet. Unfortunately, (as you can probably tell) I am not too hopeful for Vega- it will be too little, too late. I truly hope it is competitive or even the HD 5870 part 2, but I seriously doubt that will be the case. If AMD fails to deliver, I may have no choice in the future but to go Nvidia (there's an upside to that, at least I'll have cards that overclock more than 50mhz).

All I'm trying to convey to the OP is that Pascal is probably near the end of it's run, though the cards are still more than capable. I would hold off myself. In just a few months, something newer and better will be here. But, I have nearly $2000 saved to upgrade (though I don't need to), but I'm waiting for Intel Icelake (10nm!) and AMD Navi to hopefully get components that are twice as fast. I will probably be waiting til 2019. Patience is a virtue smile.gif
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I thought it was clear I said wait for Coffee Lake before entertaining the idea to upgrade. The only reason I suggest waiting for Coffee Lake is because it's bringing hyper-threaded hexacore processors to Intel's mainstream for the first time. This represents a true upgrade from the current i7-3770K. I'm sorry I didn't make that clear enough for you the first time.

As far as "putting words in [your] mouth," RAM was one of the items you suggest OP upgrades.

I still think it's hilarious your mention a Sandy Bridge replacement coming in 2020 when it came out five years ago.

You seem to have a hard time reading what people write; I clearly stated gpu+monitor as my recommendation and listed the other things as an example of things he could afford with what he had left over, which was a nice chunk of cash, I did not tell him to buy those what he did with his left over money was left up to him. See thats what those "or" used between examples mean.

as for the sandy bridge thing, intel is trying to get people off sandy bridge the lake family hasnt worked, so theyre planning right now architecturally a new cpu to finally get those people to buy a new INTEL cpu. https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/intel_is_reportedly_working_on_a_new_x86_architecture/1

Intel has been milking us and they know we know that they've been doing it so now they actually have to release something with more that 5% or 10%, a real leap.
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