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How long should my GPU last?

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December 16, 2013 7:20:14 AM

I recently purchased an ASUS GTX 770. I plan to build my gaming PC starting the end of this month or early next month. I will be playing games such as the Crysis trilogy and Mass Effect trilogy on high settings at 1080P. I will also be using this card with Flight Simulator X since I am currently in flight training. Even though the motherboard, CPU, and GPU are overclockable, I don't have any plans to overclock at this time. I am looking at replacing this GPU at the earliest anywhere between zero and six months after the GTX 900 series is released (between 18 months and 2 years from now). But based on any pc gamer's past experience, how long should this card last me when playing games on high settings?

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December 16, 2013 7:32:11 AM

It'll last as long as you want it to. It already won't max out every setting at 1920x1080. You'll have to start lowering settings until you get to a point where you aren't happy with them. I'd expect 3 or 4 years.
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December 16, 2013 7:41:25 AM

3-5 years depending on average temps while gaming and how much you plan on gaming.
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December 29, 2013 2:50:09 PM

My 7970 is 2 years old and has been overclocked to hell. Now I have generally found my AMD cards to last longer, but then again my 6 year old GT 130m still works too! Don't worry!
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