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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 16:21 {PH}88fingers
 
I bought a 570 for like 400
Am considering this because I game on a 27" 2560x1400 monitor and to be honest I don't think the 570 will be able to handle much longer considering it only has 1.2gb memory and high resolutions need lots of memory right?

 
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 15:41 nin
 
You really don't need to spend more than $200 ; a $200 card give 80% the perf of a $400 card, and given that most games are console ports anyway, that's more than enough.

Exactly.


 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 15:05 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 13:35:
I think my limit is $400 and even then, I need to see mind blowing improvement. I think I've only paid that much once...

We're kind of in a sweet spot right now where you can get a decent proc and video card for pretty cheap and run just about anything.


Yeah, that is about my limit. I bought an 8800 Ultra for $400, which died after 3 yrs. Then I got a GTX 460 for $180, which showed a big improvement. I bought a GTX 670 over the summer for $390, and haven't seen much improvement, although the plan was to run games multimon, which I have yet to do. You really don't need to spend more than $200 ; a $200 card give 80% the perf of a $400 card, and given that most games are console ports anyway, that's more than enough.
 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 15:03 Fantaz
 
People who just recently invested money into a GTX 690 will be pretty pissed finding out there's something better...  
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 13:45 Redmask
 
Given how consoles keep hamstringing the PC, it doesn't seem like there's a point to spending more than $200-300 unless you're trying to pull off some crazy multimon setup. Most of the $300 cards I'm looking at online right now are monstrous overkill for 1920x1200.  
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 13:35 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 11:15:
Ooh, sounds powerful. I needed a new card,

"Pricing is said to be $899 with availability starting at the end of February."

Rubeyes

I don't need a card THAT much.


I think my limit is $400 and even then, I need to see mind blowing improvement. I think I've only paid that much once...

We're kind of in a sweet spot right now where you can get a decent proc and video card for pretty cheap and run just about anything.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 11:15 NegaDeath
 
Ooh, sounds powerful. I needed a new card,

"Pricing is said to be $899 with availability starting at the end of February."

Rubeyes

I don't need a card THAT much.
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 10:44 McSterls
 
I've been fooled before by marketing numbers and leaked info - wait and see, wait and see.
 
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 10:15 eRe4s3r
 
Would be pretty bad if a card that doubles performance (supposedly) only gets 15% more performance in a benchmark too. That score is not nearly as impressive as it should be. That alone is a big hint it's fake...

 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2013, 09:53 Shineyguy
 
Blue, that link posts a picture that has been confirmed came from a GTX690.

There are no real benchmarks out, there's just a lot of speculation.
 
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