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Why? I think its a rip off. Why buy a new VERY EXPENSIVE OVER PRICED GPU when you can buy a card a series lower for way less money and still get the same performance. Because of DX11? Come on DX11? Really? Do you think dx11 is worth the extra cash? I dont, their is not a game out that uses its full potential. Hardly any games use DX11 and its not really a far jump from DX10. I am not going to upgrade my GPU's until I start to see some games come out that will challenge them. I dont think it will be worth it to upgrade until a new counsel comes out. We all saw crysis 2. It was a counsel port, we all know that most games depend on counsel's. So why waist that money?

I hope you know NVIDIA AND ATI ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!! They are in the money making business and would like to keep it that way. Our graphics cards and games could be better then they are, we have the technology. But its about money and slowly upgrading you so the co. can make the most money. Dont fall for that trick.

So would some one please explain to me why you bought that new 400 or 500 card? Did you want to be trendy? Or just like being able to say my gpu is bigger then yours.
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Well for one, I upgrade because I have the money, two, It kinda gives me the sense of 'power' if I can say it that way. The more powerful my system is, the better I'll feel. More like a sense of accomplishment ^_^ In terms of well.. building something not everybody else can build.

edit: Nvidia section yeh, but I'm Upgrading to a 6990 next week so yeh hehe, money wise, I just want to say my opinion ^_^
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You know what?

While I was waiting for my new graphics cards to be delivered (2X MSI 560Ti Twinfrozr OC in SLI), I was using my old GTX260, just for kicks...it was fine playing COD-like games...at my resolution (1680 x 1050)...

But honestly, in games like Battlefield BC2, a better GFX card makes a difference.

Now, I couldn't be happier...I hope my cards will last me a long time...and I'm ready for BF3!!!!
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You know what?

While I was waiting for my new graphics cards to be delivered (2X MSI 560Ti Twinfrozr OC in SLI), I was using my old GTX260, just for kicks...it was fine playing COD-like games...at my resolution (1680 x 1050)...

But honestly, in games like Battlefield BC2, a better GFX card makes a difference.

Now, I couldn't be happier...I hope my cards will last me a long time...and I'm ready for BF3!!!!
yeah but you could have gotten a 285 or a 295 for cheaper. 285 is better then a 560
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*Buys 3 GTX580s in spite of this thread*

I agree with your logic, but you need to understand that your opinion and view matters very little to the people that go out and buy the best of the best for thousands of dollars more. For example, I'm a strong opposer of Apple products, mostly due to their ridiculous pricing which makes me sick. No matter how much I stress to some friends how badly they're being mislead about popular word of "Oh, Macs are the best computers you can buy, they're the fastest and they can't get viruses," they refuse to listen to one guy and go with the popular choice. It's sad, really, but just move on and learn to live with it. I have, mostly by buying used Apple products and reselling them for tremendous profits
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 4/25/11 at 1:25pm
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after rocking the 295 for my main 2 monitors and an 8800 for my vizio

I sold the 295 for a 260 and it was just as good. no I have a 460m on my laptop and thats more than I will ever need. I dont need true stunning 1080p set on high. its a waste of money.

a true gamer just wants to play the game

with that being said now that I have the cash I would buy the top of the line and use it for 3-4 years (like I am going to with my asus 73sw-a1(more than enough power that will be perfect for the next 2-3 years)
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yeah but you could have gotten a 285 or a 295 for cheaper. 285 is better then a 560
No. The 285 is roughly equal to the 460. And 2 460s will destroy 2 285s for much less power.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/167?vs=181

Pay extra attention to "minimum frame rate" cause that's the important one
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yeah but you could have gotten a 285 or a 295 for cheaper. 285 is better then a 560
Since when did the GTX285 was faster than the GTX560Ti
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As a matter of fact, I'm also not seeing any GTX 285s for less than what I paid for my 460s, either. So you're wrong on all accounts. 460s will achieve a ~25-30% OC out of the box, the 285? No.
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My 5850 was a Valentines Day gift. I win.
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