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i just upgraded, my last video card was an 8800 GTS i bought in 2006

well technically my last card was a 4870 but my dad destroyed it and it couldn't be rma'd
 

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It usually just depends for me, if there's a deal or a real need for an upgrade. I've been with this GTX 280 for a little over 10 months and I'm just waiting until DX11 cards come out. So I'd usually said 12 - 18 months.
 

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mine tends to be 1 to 1.5 years as well, when I can afford it, though I find it interesting that cards from late 2006 almost 3 years old are still viable and are still plenty able to play any games today, 8800GTS640 and 8800GTX come to mind
 

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every month it seems like. Went from 4870 512 --> 4870 512 crossfire --> 4870 512 trifire --> 4890 crossfire --> 4890 trifire in about 8 months.
 

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Yeah that's the last card I actually had was an 8800GTX. It was still a good card but the jump to GTX 280 is one I don't regret. As long as the card I'm looking to upgrade to has a significant enough power increase and the price is right then I'll consider.
 

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Seems to be about every 9-12 months for me. But I do have a pc that I use at work with the Riva TN2...
 

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I have jumped 4 times this year, but usually can go for 9-12 months
 

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I tend to do upgrades of small stuff, like optical drives, ram, hard drives, when I can, and only do big system upgrades, like new cpu/mobo every couple of years.
 

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how often do you upgrade your video card, I'm rather interested in this.

Your in FW? Im posting from the Starbucks at Montgonery Plaza HA!. Any way I upgrade once a year. I can only loose so much money in video cards...
 

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Your in FW? Im posting from the Starbucks at Montgonery Plaza HA!. Any way I upgrade once a year. I can only loose so much money in video cards...

lmao I could come find you, you know that right?
 

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and is it to the latest generation or last years highend

every 8-12 months, with the exception of the 7800GTX I had, used it almost 2 yrs.

I try to upgrade to the high end models, like when i got my GTX260, still wasnt that high end but I couldnt afford a GTX280
 

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lmao I could come find you, you know that right?

LOL, I'll watch my back
 

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LOL, I'll watch my back


Watch your coffee, too
 
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