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Poll Results: What will have the most residual value after 3 months?

 
  • 66% (24)
    GTX560
  • 8% (3)
    GTX460
  • 2% (1)
    HD6850
  • 16% (6)
    HD6950
  • 2% (1)
    HD5850
  • 2% (1)
    Or... what?
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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Short question: My question is: What card will have the most residual value in % in about 3 months? On what would you lose the least money?

I think GTX560 or HD6850, but what do you think?

Long question: Feeling like gaming, but my HD4850 even with volt-mods and maximum clocks is limiting my game choice/settings. Now I want to upgrade, however in 2-3 months I'll be selling it again to fund my travels. Spending money about 200 Euro.(250 Dollars), on 1680x1050 res.

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Edited by Aeogenia - 1/27/11 at 8:02am
post #2 of 13
The 560 would be a better choice IMO. Nvidia cards tend to be easier to resell.
 
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post #3 of 13
Id say the GTX 560 also should last a long while or the 6950.
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post #4 of 13
With the way that the 560 has been seen to overclock, it think it could be a clear winner. Unless AMD price drops so hard that 6870 crossfire would also become viable.

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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitepants View Post
Unless AMD price drops so hard that 6870 crossfire would also become viable.
That is the whole point, what are the predictions for any new releases that will effect the do-want property's for resell. If I buy a higher priced card, the overall cost of the gaming will be higher but a cheaper one may not sell on time and I'm forced to lower my price then I would have spend more.

More opinions, insight?
post #6 of 13
Get an used 5850, the price is near rock bottom if you are not planning to keep it until the next refresh.

You should buy the 5850 and sell it before the next refresh comes up.
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post #7 of 13
6950 or GTX560 should be your choices.

They're the best price/performance speaking cards of both manufacturers, and as them, they're the ones with the most market.
   
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GTX 560 bro
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post #9 of 13
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Thank all, probably will buy a 560 or a used 5850 that I can find. Rep+
post #10 of 13
a dirt cheap gtx 460 would sell for the same dirt cheap price you paid for it in a couple months as well
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