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 Post subject: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:00 am 
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I have a 5870 currently and it does a fine job. It plays most games in 1080p with little slowdown. However, increasingly, inevitably, it is not able to keep doing this with new games without drops in framerate and becoming a laggy mess. I am either looking at crossfire 7850's or 1 7970, or waiting till the 8xxx series comes out, or do nothing at all until it gets to the point where im playing games in 720p with minimal settings and just barely getting a playable framerate. Basically I'm wanting to go back to playing any game whatsoever in 1080p with all settings, options, mods maxed and having a silky smooth framerate and not having immersion broken, in a realistic sense. Of course there will always be that 1 game with that 1 level where things go to hell for a couple seconds, but I don't really care about that. I am more interested in the sense of, is it even worth it right now? Is it noticable? Do the holiday sales make it worth it? Will new games be in 1080p/maxed out/50-60fps?


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 Post subject: Re: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:12 am 
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Right now, the XFX Double D FX-797A-TDFC 7970 is a crazy deal @ $330. Especially with the new drivers.

Have you seen?


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 Post subject: Re: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:11 pm 
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After reading a bunch of reviews on newegg it seems as though there are a ton of complaints about drivers and cards being DOA, or constant crashing etc. which is making me a bit aprehensive about making a purchase. If I am spending ~400 bones on something I expect it to work. Is this problem widespread? I am confused.


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 Post subject: Re: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:45 pm 
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It's your money. But here is a lesson...DOA? C'mon, you think no QC exists? You gotta cut the land mine posers and the trolls from the verified owners. Do better when scanning reviews next time.

Okay, just get the 660 Ti OC and move on.


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 Post subject: Re: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:48 pm 
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check out the amd stock price, LOL.go to nvdia, at least they will be around in a year.


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 Post subject: Re: Holiday sale video upgrade time?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:28 pm 
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A person who has a bad time with a product will more than likely review it than a person satisfied with their purchase.

But it's your call.


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