Originally Posted by Shinobi Jedi
From what you're seeing, do you think games are going to get to a state where we'll still need 2x 580 3gb even for 1920x1080 'before' Kepler comes out? Or, will the 590 @ 1.5gb hold up at 1920x1080p for a whole another year until 12/12 if that's when Kepler debuts. If so, that's my plan. To stick with 1080p @ 120hz and the 590's until Kepler. If not, then I'll either sell them for 2x580 3gb or maybe even keep them for a second rig. I'll admit, I'm a little more attached to these cards than I normally am. I'm pretty sure its due to the LED's on the cards and the kick ass aesthetic difference it gives my rig, which shouldn't really be a deciding factor in whether to keep or sell them, but I admit that for me it does a bit. I'm trusting more companies will adopt some similar aesthetics for their ultra high end cards.
You KNOW I'm not allowed to actually answer that
Personally, yes, it's the trend...This is why I consistently refer people to the 580 3gb.
It's hard to explain because we break a barrier, games become more demanding, apps become more demanding but, over time...things rationalize and then we break another one and the process repeats.
Right now, games are at a stand still because the tech really just isn't there to do what they want to do...So, we're limited...DX11 is a LIMITATION more than anything else.
I feel that in the next year or two, you'll see this Vram barrier just fall over...Things in this industry also grow exponentially...
I don't think Kepler is going to be the bringer of change, I think it will be Maxwell.
For the next year, you're safe but, it's a very smart idea, if you game at max resolution, to start future-proofing.