Originally Posted by kilrbe3
So the 590 out in Feb, but then few months ATi 28nm relapse... then NV 600 series... and yet i still cant find a game that wont run on my 460.. shocking at what this industry has become. Games are finally holding a trend with GFX, and GFX makers are still pushing out new cards every 4months. When games arn't advancing right now. Its just slightly more powerful cards and higher price tags..
Not a rant, just kinda sick of hearing new cards being released like every month since fermi came out last year. when games dont need new GFX cards every 4months. There just isnt a GFX engine out there right now that requires constant up to date GFX cards.
I agree, but you can't just stop hardware development because of the state of video games. These cards are used for a lot more than just games especially what Nvidia has instore for them. We are also moving towards greater power efficiency with Kepler and then Maxwell. Not something people care about on here but important to most people who want to use these GPUs beyond gaming.
Though, I am tired of hearing about a new graphics card coming out every couple of months. With every release I'm less excited and more 'meh'.
Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo
That's just the current state of PC gaming. Regardless of why (cost, piracy, whatever), games just aren't pushing the boundaries like they used to. That's no reason for hardware manufacturers to stop innovating.
With that said, my upcoming build will probably be my last for several years, since it will take that long for games to get to the point where I need another upgrade. A 2500k and a GTX 570 should be plenty for most games coming out in the next 2-3 years, or until the new consoles hit the market anyway.
Poor optimization is probably the only reason why we need the top of the line hardware for some games. Even in the CPU department, the average gamer wouldn't need anything more than a quad core or even a dual core in most instances.
Right now it looks like it's a good time to go to a multi-monitor setup since I wouldn't need much to 'max out' most games. Metro 2033 is the only game that gives me trouble at max, but no matter.