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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 11, 2013, 18:16 Ray Marden
Well, the market is stagnating - my current system is basically two years old and I have no reason to upgrade because everything is held back by the consoles. I am actually looking at getting a new GPU soon, but that is because I work out deals with other people that need to upgrade their systems (I get something shiny and my old card gets passed down.)

Having said that, my card is only a year old (due to an identical situation as that listed above) and the lack of drastic performance improvements are disheartening.

Meanwhile, ATI AMD does seem like the more immature of the two manufacturers. Though it generally comes out ahead on overall performance, it needs a few driver releases to get there, I managed to get my first Windows 8 errors with the newest beta drivers, the physics-acceleration game is being won by NVidia, and they have only recently begun to acknowledge the micro-stuttering issues, much less trying to fix them. ATI AMD just rolled out a new GPU promotion for its 78xx and 79xx series, but the Crossfire promotion is only currently being honored by two or three system builders.

I generally like the cards, but I wish it would address some of these ongoing issues.
And $1,000.00 cards? No thank you.
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