What are you thinking for your next Graphics Card?

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What are you thinking for your next Graphics Card?

  1. I’m happy with what I’ve got for the moment

    37 vote(s)
    40.2%
  2. I’m going for a top end AMD Radeon HD5890

    6 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. I’m going for an AMD Radeon 5 series

    28 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. I’m waiting for more DX11 games to come out

    8 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. I’m waiting for NVIDIA GeForce ‘Fermi’ cards

    13 vote(s)
    14.1%
  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    My vote goes to: I’m happy with what I’ve got for the moment

    My Nvidia GT260 896mb gives me what i need.. So no updates for a long time to come.
     
  3. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    I've voted I’m waiting for NVIDIA GeForce ‘Fermi’ cards.

    I'm quite curious as what the prices will do with all the DX11 cards when Nvidia releases those cards. By that time I will have a 24" monitor so an upgrade will be needed.
     
  4. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord Well-Known Member

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    probably just a 4870 for me.
     
  5. Lowfat

    Lowfat Xtreme

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    Either two 5870's or a 5970. Really depends what will be the first to be in stock. 5-series shortages are killing me.
     
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  6. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    5980? is that a typo or do you really intend to wait for that card to appear?
     
  7. Golbeze

    Golbeze New Member

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    Happy with what I got at the moment, just upgraded to a Radeon 4850 a month ago and it plays all my games well.
     
  8. Lowfat

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    Typo. Meant 5970.
     
  9. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i've received a retail price of $699.99 for the ATI Radeon 5970...... erg....

    still cheaper getting the 5970 then 2x of the 5870's
     
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    Optix Slave To Technology

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    I'm going to wait for more DX11 titles to come out and by that time I'm sure the 5700's will drop in price or a 5830 will be released. For now my 9800GTX+ does just fine.
     
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    just the 5770 and the 5870 for me even though i havent got 1 still..... its gd
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    Happy with what I have at the moment. In fact, since I've started mostly playing Eve Online lately, I'm thinking of breaking up my CrossfireX set of 5870's and putting one of them in my secondary rig. One 5870 should still be able to maintain 8xSSAA for a game as old as Eve Online. But that is one thing, I don't want to give up that AA level or my resolution of 1920x1080. So I'm still not sure if I'll do that or not.
     
  14. HardwareHeaven

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    It should be fine, I was playing Left4Dead 2 earlier on my viera plasma at 1080p with 8aa. smooth as butter - single 5870. granted the source engine isnt the most taxing but the 5870 is extremely capable.
     
  15. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I voted for the first one. I am happy with my 4870X2. I would't mind something more, but by the time I will be able to afford a new graphics card, another 4870X2 or 5 series, it will be a good time for a whole new system, so I wait or hope for a miracle.
    I have yet to find a game that will not run at acceptable frame rate at if not 1920x1200, 1680x1050.

    If I have a job by next Summer, I will probably get something, if not, this machine can keep me happy for at least another 12 months.
     
  16. HardwareHeaven

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    It would be a bit of a waste of money for you tbh Bluemak and unless a wealth of DX11 games hit in the new year, I see no rush. By the summer there should be a decent array of DX11 games (if even by then, there are still so many people on DX9 only cards its not often very sensible for companies to invest huge amounts of money to these great new technologies - yes I hate the mainstream users holding us all up :()
     
  17. dawgXdenta

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    Whats holding me back is my finances if it wasn't for that I'd go straight for the 5890
     
  18. Mourgolikos

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    I plan for a whole new system so definitely i will go for a dx11 gpu, but i will wait for more cards to come up and some price cut to the current ones. I'm targeting to mid-range cards (ideal now seems the 5770), unless my finances get better and buy a stronger gpu (something like 5850).
    Waiting for Nvidia's answer to dx11, and maybe after many years switch to the "green company".

    So i voted for: "I’m waiting for more DX11 games to come out"
    :)
     
  19. HardwareHeaven

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    As somone else pointed out to me earlier today, I think you mean "5970" - its an easy slip to be honest, they really should have called it 5890 but only AMD understand their naming conventions ...
     
  20. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    No, they should have called it the 5870 X2. :D Wasn't any need to change their current naming convention just because some marketing weasel thought it was a good idea.

    As for my vote...Since I just got a pair of 4870's, I voted "I'm happy with what I have". :)

    Crossfired 4870's are probably as much GPU as my PH II 940 can push anyway.

    I probably won't do a major upgrade for another year or more. Then I'll most likely just upgrade the CPU. RAM, and MB, then wait for awhile to upgrade the GPU. Shucks, by that time maybe the 6xxx, or 7xxx GPUs will be out :)
     

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