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Future proof GPU

I have GTX 560 Ti it can hardly handle bf 4 or any modern games
I am really tired of buying GPU that only lasts 2 years, after that they fail to run modern games even on medium graphics
So i was planning to buy top of the line dual gpu such as gtx 690 or AMD HD 7990 but this gpu's are old as well.
Now i heard a rumor that GTX 790 is coming out soon
I think gtx 790 will be much powerful than gtx 690 or hd 7990 so price will be larger sense gtx 690 costs about a 1000$ that means gtx 790 will cost more than 1000$
So my question is which GPU should i buy?
or
should i wait for GTX 790 to come out and see if price is reasonable?
I need GPU that can run games on high graphics list 4 years after purchase
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  1. 4 years? Sorry mate but that'll be a hard stretch, the best you could do is a 780, that should last you a while (possibly 4 years) but they are pretty expensive.
  2. What are your full system specs?
    Futureproofing does not exist and is impossible since no one knows what the future holds.

    Tomorrow for example DX12 comes out and no matter how powerful your GPU is, its outdated when you try playing those games with your DX11 capable GPU.

    Buy high range and you are fine. Super high range purchases are dumb in general if you have limited funds.
    As for the GTX560ti, its 3+ years old.
  3. A GPU is probably one of the must future proof-less components that you can get, but if you go with EVGA they do a 'step up' program where you can upgrade your current EVGA card to a new model of your choosing and only pay the price difference.
  4. Novuake said:
    What are your full system specs?
    Futureproofing does not exist and is impossible since no one knows what the future holds.

    Tomorrow for example DX12 comes out and no matter how powerful your GPU is, its outdated when you try playing those games with your DX11 capable GPU.

    Buy high range and you are fine. Super high range purchases are dumb in general if you have limited funds.
    As for the GTX560ti, its 3+ years old.


    My system specs are
    I7 960
    gtx 560
    corsair's 12 GB ram i run it on 1066 mhz
    Gigabytes assassin
    PSU is corsairs 850w

    actually I got my hands on 1300$ and that is why I'm asking GPU that can last long, and i would appreciate if you could focus on GPU's survival time range and their quality rather than what kind of finances I will have in future and make assumptions about it
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    With that kind of money I would sell my current system and start with a new one. While the I7 960 is decently powerful, modern CPU IPC is much better for most modern games.
    If you feel that is not an option. Your best bet would probably be to just get 2 x GTX780s or 2 x GTX780ti's which is effectively what a GTX790 would be when and IF it releases.

    Keep in mind if you go that route you would probably have a minor CPU bottleneck and a considerable memory bottleneck.
  6. Novuake said:
    With that kind of money I would sell my current system and start with a new one. While the I7 960 is decently powerful, modern CPU IPC is much better for most modern games.
    If you feel that is not an option. Your best bet would probably be to just get 2 x GTX780s or 2 x GTX780ti's which is effectively what a GTX790 would be when and IF it releases.

    Keep in mind if you go that route you would probably have a minor CPU bottleneck and a considerable memory bottleneck.


    actually only reason my ram runs on 1066 is because of my CPU which doesn't allows it to run further
    and yes gtx 780 Ti duo could work i just looked it up i don't know why i missed that
    thanks
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