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Graphics What GPU will you be running over the course of 2009-2010

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zero_UK, 12 Sep 2009.

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Which best fits you?

  1. My card(s) suits all my needs right now, no need to upgrade at this time.

    50 vote(s)
    46.3%
  2. Purchase ATI 5870 or 5850 within first 3 release months.

    11 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Pfft, why have one when you can have two: Crossfire 5870/5850/5870x2.

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. Nvidia 300 series! Late this year or 2010.

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. Waiting for DX11 to stabilize in prices andd purchase best buy!

    29 vote(s)
    26.9%
  6. Going for an Nvidia 200 series card(s) when the price drop kicks in.

    6 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. Going for an ATI 4800 series card(s) when price drop kick in.

    8 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Waiting until the next card becomes as cheap as the HD4850.

    Actually I'll probably wait until the next year when the bleeding edge is once again pushed.
     
  2. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    I don't think that I need more than my current card which is 3870X2 :) It's stable card running 24/7 and game very well on my 22" LCD.... But I consider an DX11 on the future.
     
  3. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    My pair of 4870x2s will suffice. A large part of DX11 is tesselation, which they have some support for. I'll keep the money around for developing my game.
     
  4. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I'm fine with my 4870 512MB.

    Although might buy mate's 4870X2 if he upgrades to the new ones. :)
     
  5. edz

    edz What's a Dremel?

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    I'll be sticking with my 4850, runs L4D fine but don't have much time for gaming nowadays anyway =(
     
  6. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    A DX11 upgrade is on the cards but i don't know when.. not too long i hope.
     
  7. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    I currently run a watercooled 4870 1GB, it does me fine for everything. I may get a 5870 when the prices come down.
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    5870 on Black Friday :D

    I can even sell my 4870 1GB for around 180$ (because they're REALLY expensive back home), so it won't be too bad an investment.
     
  9. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    my single 4870 seems fine and dandy right now :)
     
  10. doggeh

    doggeh What's a Dremel?

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    My GTX260 (192 core) runs everything I throw at it at max settings on my 24" screen so I shall certainly be sticking with it until something comes along that it can't handle.

    Should still be a while yet as I've got it water cooled and nicely overclocked :)
     
  11. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    I'm probably going to stay with my 4890 XOC's.
     
  12. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK What's a Dremel?

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    quite a shocker to be honest, it doesn't look like ATI will be making a boom like MSI i5.

    I reckon ATI really needs a much more aggressive pricing stratagy for people to reach into their pockets.
     
  13. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    Im sticking with my current gfx 250 1024mb OC until i5 is in the shops and at a reasonable price then im doing a total update. 6/2010
     
  14. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    it's really a shame that most people are sticking with their current card.

    we need a killer game to push Dx11 cards. Crysis 2? probably not due to it'll be a console port. Dirt 2? may be, but doesn't appeal to Europeans as it's directed towards American market.

    either graphics chips that came out last year are too good, or games lately are really bad.
     
  15. Zeus-Nolan

    Zeus-Nolan Minimodder

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    well i just got a XFX 4890 Black Edition so i dont think i will need much more power for 1280x1024 and 1920x1080 which is what i play at
     
  16. kaujazz

    kaujazz What's a Dremel?

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    i will be keeping my 7600gt
     
  17. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    GTX260 unless it dies on me..
     
  18. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    HD4870 512mb =) no plan on upgrading from my 22" and my next upgrades will be to make my pc quieter then ill upgrade the processor
     
  19. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    I'm still on my trusted 4850. Runs anything I throw at it with no problems... except a bit of overheating of the memory... sapphire's dual slot cooler is ok, but it does ****-all when the memory is concerned.
    And, no plans to upgrade. Untill it starts struggling, or dies in some way, I'm not upgrading :)
     
  20. newbie11

    newbie11 What's a Dremel?

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    i'm doing my first build as soon as the 5850/5870 comes out. been running on a p4 3.0 and regular old pci for over 4 years now, can't wait to see the difference.

    are the cards coming out on sept 22 in the u.s (available on newegg starting on that date?) or is it just NDA being lifted?
     

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