Video Card Poll

Would you rather...


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#1
Id rather get an average-card more often (if i could afford it, which i cant :)) because it would have the newer technologies. What do you think?
 

ming

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#2
I'd rather just get a near-top-of-the-range card and use it for around 3-4yrs before replacing it.
I haven't seen any need to replace my GF4Ti Gfx card since I got it back in xmas 2000. There aren't any games/apps that requires more than 128mb memory, nor have I seen any games that specifically require DX9 support from the card itself.
 
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#3
for 3 years i had a 2mb graphics card, and ive recently upgraded to a 256mb card.

so i voted for the bigger jump :p
 

RagnaroK

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#4
I'd buy as close to the top of the range as I can with my budget, and keep for as long as I possibly can.
 

chastity

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#5
RagnaroK said:
I'd buy as close to the top of the range as I can with my budget, and keep for as long as I possibly can.
I agree with this idea as it actually to a point works out to be cheaper as your not buying a new card more often so you get your money worth from it
 

Kr0m

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#6
If I had the money I'd get one every year. Since I don't it's been 4 years since I've got a newer card.
 
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#7
I buy the top card as soon as it hits the shelf, which is every couple of months...but I have a severe problem....
Radeon 8500 - GeForce 4 Ti4400 - Ti 4600 - Radeon 9700 - GeForce 5900Ultra - GeForce 5950 Ultra....yes I know its stupid but I get bored....

Boy my parents would be proud to know how the inheritence is being spent ....:)
 

SPeedY_B

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#8
Buy a computer, it has a card in it. Wait until/if it breaks, get a new card. Repeat with either card or computer when needed. :D
 

Taurus

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#9
my theory...

a top-of-the-line card won't last twice as long as a decent card, as it will only be 15-30% faster. and it will cost over twice as much. so it's better to go with the more modest card (slightly) more often.
 
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#11
mooo said:
so if i go buy a 9800xt then it won't last as long as a 9600128?
what makes the go bad?
What Taurus means is not that the card physically will last less time (though this may well be the case with all that auto-overclocking and stuff). He means that a top of the line card will not last (performance wise) through two generations of new cards.
 

falcone

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#13
i tink the savings for buying an average card every year or so is greater then buying a cutting-edge card n hanging on for a couple of years... eg. a good elsa gladiac card would cost say S$600 or so compared to purchasing a decent card at say S$150-300....

(PS. sorry, i am using singapore dollar's, where the exchange rate is around US$1 to S$1.75... dunno the american prices on those ;))
 

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