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When do you buy a new graphics card?

Poll Results: When do you buy a new graphics card?

 
  • 0% (0)
    When my current one breaks.
  • 95% (20)
    When my current card no longer offers a level of performance that I am satisfied with.
  • 4% (1)
    When a new generation of cards comes out.
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I've had an eVGA 8800GT for 2.5 years now. It still offers remarkably good performance at 1280x1024. The acoustics are good and the temperatures are okay. Personally, I am holding out until Kepler comes out before evaluating an upgrade, but a part of me just wants to keep using this card until it finally breaks. This little card can still max out a majority of games out there - not bad for a card that came out over three years ago!

When do you guys buy new graphics cards? When the latest and greatest model comes out, or when your current graphics card breaks?
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post #2 of 6
Whenever I want to.
post #3 of 6
Well for this year ...when the GTX 560 TI is released
post #4 of 6
Once every 1-1.5 years.I like to get my money worth before purchasing a upgrade.
post #5 of 6
Option nr.2
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post #6 of 6
As much as I'd like to be able to say option 2, I'm afraid option 3 is what usually happens.

and also how much money I have left.
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