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so if you were building a low end server/HTPC and needed a non-gaming card you wouldn't mind paying for a 3-4 year old card? or if you had the chance would you buy the card just released for the same price?
When a card is released has no direct bearing on how good it is or if it will work for a specific application. Using your logic, which of these vehicles would you rather use for heavy construction: a 10 year old 3/4 Ton truck or a brand new Toyota Camry? You have to look at what it does (which is the whole point), not when it was produced.

Don't fall into the whole: "If it's new, it must be good" mentality. It has been proven as flawed countless times, and is old (no pun intended).
    
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When a card is released has no direct bearing on how good it is or if it will work for a specific application. Using your logic, which of these vehicles would you rather use for heavy construction: a 10 year old 3/4 Ton truck or a brand new Toyota Camry? You have to look at what it does (which is the whole point), not when it was produced.

Don't fall into the whole: "If it's new, it must be good" mentality. It has been proven as flawed countless times, and is old (no pun intended).
Technology isnt quite that way . . would you rather get a E6300 or a top of the line PII? . . .

Your comparing apples and oranges. . video cards are (for the most part) are multi-purpose. . that is a better analogy would be compring your 10yr old say F150 to a brand new F350 with a banks 6 stage turbo ...
 
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Technology isnt quite that way . . would you rather get a E6300 or a top of the line PII? . . .
You are failing to understand my logic. My point is, you cannot base how good something is by when it's released. There is no logical reasoning for this. Sure, this may be the case quite a few times in the technology industry, but making it the rule defeats the purpose of getting the best item for your needs.

Knowing this, you must look at how good the products themselves are in question, specifically, to make the best decision.

EDIT: Example: Would you rather have an 8400GT or an 8800GTX? Based upon release dates, using the "newer is better" logic, the 8400GT would be better because it's newer.
    
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I agree with JOblo69, ***?! Why bother, with it. New DX10 games will kill that card. Another cheap piece of crap card for Best Buy to sell in their computers.
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You are failing to understand my logic. My point is, you cannot base how good something is by when it's released. There is no logical reasoning for this. Sure, this may be the case quite a few times in the technology industry, but making it the rule defeats the purpose of getting the best item for your needs.
Im just making the point that the lowest end newest cards are better than the higher end of cards a couple generations ago . . i understand you cant use age as a sole basis but I can say that my 1 year old video card is better than any video card 5 years ago . . . so it does have some basis. and when your also taking about technologies that have just been released it makes even more sense to compare times. A card made 3 or 4 years ago was probably made for what DX7-8? . . that was when you could just get high def on TV let alone encoding it and watching it on your computer.
 
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