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Upgrading from GTX 280, what should I get?

Poll Results: What should I buy?

 
  • 62% (5)
    GTX 595
  • 0% (0)
    AMD 6990
  • 12% (1)
    Wait a bit longer for AMD 7000 series
  • 25% (2)
    Wait for Nvidia's Kepler
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post #1 of 11
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The GTX 595 (dual Fermi) is "supposedly" coming out in the next few months.

The ATI 6990 is supposedly coming out in the first quarter of this year.

Nvidia's Kepler (as seen above) is slated for release in mid to late 2011 from what I understand.


I want to buy the fastest card available (no SLI or CF though), what should I do?
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post #2 of 11
HD5970, Fastest card from AMD.

Hope I helped.

Maybe this will help?:
http://www.blogphotovideo.com/hardwa...-date-and-more
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post #3 of 11
IIRC, 6990 is purportedly to come out either the end of February or the beginning of March.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
HD5970, Fastest card from AMD.

Hope I helped.
LOL, not really

I'm definitely not buying the current stuff (not that there's anything wrong with that), it's just that new stuff is right around the corner, so I think it would be better if I just wait a bit.
Edited by i7monkey - 1/13/11 at 7:50am
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post #5 of 11
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LOL, not really

I'm definitely not buying the current stuff (not that there's anything wrong with that), it's just that new stuff is right around the corner.
Maybe check the link I posted??
    
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post #6 of 11
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Maybe check the link I posted??
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out

What's everyone else think?
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post #7 of 11
something better is always just weeks away...........

just pick a card and go with it, do you like amd or nvidia better??

the 6970 and 570 are great options, the 580 is a bit too pricey imo. pick whatever you can afford to spend and what you think will be the best option for you since none of them are bad cards.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
something better is always just weeks away...........
I know, but products are just literally weeks away, no point in buying a 580 if I could buy a 595 or a 6990


Quote:
just pick a card and go with it, do you like amd or nvidia better??
It doesn't matter really, as long as it's fast and has good drivers. Is ATI still known for their sketchy drivers? I remember in the past (8-10 years ago) they didn't have the best drivers, but that was a long time ago and I have no idea how they are now.


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the 6970 and 570 are great options, the 580 is a bit too pricey imo. pick whatever you can afford to spend and what you think will be the best option for you since none of them are bad cards.
Price really isn't an issue, which is why I'm waiting for the newer cards to come out in the next weeks/months.
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post #9 of 11
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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out

What's everyone else think?
Thanks for the rep

Good luck with finding the right graphics card for you.
    
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post #10 of 11
I'd say wait for the Kepler if you arent in an urgent need of upgrading. Why upgrade if you can still play games?

If you wanna upgrade asap, go for the 580, it's a beast when Oc'ed (even without).

Goodluck
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