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Is a new gpu worth buying with consoles coming out soon?

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July 21, 2013 9:46:58 PM

So i'm planning on buying a new rig (dual 780s) for 5760x1080 gaming. I'm afraid that with the new consoles, PC graphics will get pushed harder and require new hardware. I'm already spending lots of money and the last thing I want to do is purchase new gpu hardware so I can play the latest games. Will 780 sli rigs (maybe a third one added in a year or two) be 2 years future proof?
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July 21, 2013 10:26:51 PM

Buddy , that's more than enough for 2 years !! 1 GTX 780 can Perform Better than The PS4 or Xbox One .
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July 21, 2013 10:31:08 PM

The thing with the next gen consoles is they are already starting to be phased out in terms of hardware, with the 780's and amd's 9000 series flagship coming out in a few months pc will always be in front. Is just a matter of pc can always be upgraded and pushed farther, consoles are stuck at one gen for years. So its always worth it for upgrading pcs. Dual 780s will surpass consoles by far.
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July 22, 2013 7:55:30 AM

It's not the consoles that I fear, but I'm scared that developers will push PC standards making it an awkward time to buy hardware.
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July 22, 2013 12:12:00 PM

They will push the hardware, but even one 780 should be enough, in SLI you will be tough pressed to not be able to run something on ultra.
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July 22, 2013 12:23:50 PM

Console devs wont push your new pc limits, because the new consoles are only current pc tech, not higher.
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July 22, 2013 4:13:45 PM

chriss000 said:
Console devs wont push your new pc limits, because the new consoles are only current pc tech, not higher.


Yeah, but wouldn't that raise PC gaming standards? I only say this because I kind of seen this before. Think of PC gaming in the PS2 and original xbox era. Then see how quickly it improved with the release of the ps3 and 360. I may be wrong on this, but I just fear not just for me but for everyone else. 5760x1080 is pretty demanding, even on medium settings.
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July 22, 2013 5:58:36 PM

ShindoSensei said:
chriss000 said:
Console devs wont push your new pc limits, because the new consoles are only current pc tech, not higher.


Yeah, but wouldn't that raise PC gaming standards? I only say this because I kind of seen this before. Think of PC gaming in the PS2 and original xbox era. Then see how quickly it improved with the release of the ps3 and 360. I may be wrong on this, but I just fear not just for me but for everyone else. 5760x1080 is pretty demanding, even on medium settings.


You seem to be in a state of mis information. The gpu ps4 will have is a 7850, it will have a 4 module amd cpu running at a laptop esq power 1.6 gig and it will all be tied to 8 gig of ddr5 ram to help things out a bit.
Take out some O/S cpu usage(very helpful i suspect), it will be a good tv console,
but At no point even on launch will this console EVER threaten pc games. Ye cannea break the laws of physics, and consoles are stuck around 250 watts. BTW, they WILL tout it as an 8 core cpu, and bragg about the ddr5 ram so that console enthusiasts can be mislead about its potential, and spout pants , which is why they used an I.B.M. 3x cell processor on the ps3 amongst other reasons; God forbid a console be measurable against other tech. !
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October 3, 2013 5:19:35 PM

ShindoSensei said:
So i'm planning on buying a new rig (dual 780s) for 5760x1080 gaming. I'm afraid that with the new consoles, PC graphics will get pushed harder and require new hardware. I'm already spending lots of money and the last thing I want to do is purchase new gpu hardware so I can play the latest games. Will 780 sli rigs (maybe a third one added in a year or two) be 2 years future proof?


It depends what you trying to get out of your system. As for me i like to game on high settings at 60fps at all times and even at 1440p the 780 does nicely but i wouldnt mind going up to the gtx 880/SLI or 890 once they release
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