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Should I wait till DX12 and the 800 Series or upgrade now?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 6, 2014 5:19:09 PM

I've been saving money for a long time and now I'm wondering whether I should upgrade from my 7770 now or wait till the 800 series and DX12 cards?

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April 6, 2014 5:39:47 PM

Buy now.

A good GTX800 card might not appear until Q1 2015. While DX12 hardware support is uncertain, it's unlikely to make much impact for a long time since Game Developers won't be making DX12-only games, or even adding much code to benefit only DX12 when few people would have these cards.

I suspect the GTX700 series will work with DX12 mostly and the features it doesn't support won't even be implemented for close to 2 years, though again the GTX700 is still going to work just fine for many years.

Not sure of your budget but I like the Asus GTX770 (about $320).
April 6, 2014 5:47:36 PM

I agree - buy when it's cheap. When GTX8... comes out, the 700 prices will drop. I just upgraded from 5 series to 6 series cards for half price.
April 6, 2014 5:50:24 PM

I believe current AMD and Nvidia cards will be supporting DX12 anyway. It could be a long wait before DX12 games come out (mid/late 2015) and Nvidia 800 high end GPUs will be at a premium price. Just buy the best value performance GPU now and enjoy it.