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Wait for nvidia 700series or possibly amd 9000series?

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May 26, 2013 2:54:40 AM

I'm looking at building a new gaming pc in the fall (~September 2013) to replace my current desktop. My desktop is currently 5.5yrs old and I'm running a nvidia 8800gts, needless to say, I'm looking for an upgrade. I'm currently looking at buying a HD7950 for my new build. I'm assuming the 700 series will be out by the time I do my build, but should I wait for the 9000 series to come out as well? Also, do you think it will be worth it to pay the premium for the new cards, or should I take advantage of possible price drops on current gen gpus instead? I'm willing to spend about $400 on the gpu, and around $1200 total. Any input would be much appreciated. NOTE: I'm open to overclocking.
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May 26, 2013 3:22:18 AM

The 700 series is out now, the 780 released a few days ago and the rest of the lineup will be following shortly.
Also AMD are skipping HD8000 and going straight to 9000, doesn't make much sense but kind of does considering what their doing with it. Its estimated to arrive in December-ish.

My advice is too wait and make the decision closer to when your buying the parts. A lot can change in 4 months, who knows.
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May 26, 2013 3:25:33 AM

manofchalk said:
The 700 series is out now, the 780 released a few days ago and the rest of the lineup will be following shortly.
Also AMD are skipping HD8000 and going straight to 9000, doesn't make much sense but kind of does considering what their doing with it. Its estimated to arrive in December-ish.

My advice is too wait and make the decision closer to when your buying the parts. A lot can change in 4 months, who knows.
Didn't know about the AMD skip, thanks for the info! It makes sense to wait and check later I'm just so anxious to build a new pc, I haven't in a while :p .

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May 26, 2013 3:43:59 AM

As usual there's a lot going on tech wise with the ongoing release of Nvidias 7xx refresh, Intel getting close to their own update with Haswell and AMD, possibly, releasing the 9xxx cards closer to Christmas.
You plan on building in autumn: Follow your plan and repost then ;) .
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May 26, 2013 3:54:04 AM

the hd8000 series was just a rebrand for OEMs, they are identical to hd7000 series. The hd9000 series should launch late q4 or early q1 14, and is based on Volcanic Island arch and 20nm process node (vs 28nm on current cards), so there should be quite decent perfromance improvement.
gtx700 series is mostly just a rehash of the gtx600 series, only the top cards are something 'new' being based on the titan gk110 chip, still using the 28nm node. Not sure when nvidia is going to launch cards on the 20nm process...

I would wait for the next gen cards... 7950 will be like 2 years old by the time you'll be upgrading...
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May 26, 2013 4:00:36 AM

Kari said:
the hd8000 series was just a rebrand for OEMs, they are identical to hd7000 series. The hd9000 series should launch late q4 or early q1 14, and is based on Volcanic Island arch and 20nm process node (vs 28nm on current cards), so there should be quite decent perfromance improvement.
gtx700 series is mostly just a rehash of the gtx600 series, only the top cards are something 'new' being based on the titan gk110 chip, still using the 28nm node. Not sure when nvidia is going to launch cards on the 20nm process...
I would wait for the next gen cards... 7950 will be like 2 years old by the time you'll be upgrading...
Thanks for the info, I guess I will wait then. I'm assuming this build will last me around 5 years, so trying to get the newest gear would probably be best. Unfortunately I may be stuck with just my netbook for a while if my desktop decides to quit on me (it has been chugging along lately).


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May 26, 2013 4:05:41 AM

No build will last for 5 years if your expecting to drive up game settings, that 8800GT in your current rig is 5yrs old (and the flagship of the time) and how has that lasted you?
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August 7, 2013 4:25:21 PM

manofchalk said:
The 700 series is out now, the 780 released a few days ago and the rest of the lineup will be following shortly.
Also AMD are skipping HD8000 and going straight to 9000, doesn't make much sense but kind of does considering what their doing with it. Its estimated to arrive in December-ish.

My advice is too wait and make the decision closer to when your buying the parts. A lot can change in 4 months, who knows.

they are skipping the 8000 since there already is a 8000 series, its the amd version of nvidias M on graphics cards

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