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How often do you upgrade your graphics card?

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How often do you upgrade your graphics card?

Total: 48 votes (24 blank votes)

  • After 1 Year
  • 15 %
  • After 2 Years
  • 22 %
  • After 3 years
  • 4 %
  • 4+ Years
  • 0 %
  • Until It cant run games well
  • 61 %
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 2:45:54 AM

Well, Simple how often do you upgrade your graphics card?

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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 2:51:33 AM

I picked the last one. Oh and good is not an adverb, it should be: "Until it can't run games well"
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 2:54:52 AM

Thanks ill fix it now.
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 2:58:48 AM

I pick the last one as well. I use my cards until it wont play goodernuff anymore, lol.

On a serious note, I used to upgrade needlessly but that gets expensive. You learn your lesson eventually, sometimes, maybe...
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 3:08:53 AM

Well, for me its "when I want one and can afford one." lol.
October 10, 2010 5:38:53 AM

Until It cant run games well
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 6:16:34 AM

Quote:
Well, Simple how often do you upgrade your graphics card?


The last one is prolly the best answer, but I tend to skip generations as I don't think there's enough benefit going from one to the next. My HD 4850 will just have to do until the 6000 series comes out.
October 10, 2010 9:02:26 AM

We're on the same page!

Whenever something good comes out that has more or better features, or provides a decent step up from my current hardware.. it's mine bwahahaw
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 9:14:43 AM

You are missing my choice: "Never".

Either that or "When I build my next computer". :) 
a c 173 U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 9:31:32 AM

When I can't play the games I want for the most part.

I tend to view a lot of FS/FT forums. I was happy with my 8800GS for the most part, but saw a good deal on a 5750 for cheap. I was looking for a new card anyways to replace my wifes x1800XT, so I bought the 5750 and passed my 8800GS to her. The 5750 is enough card for me, so I don't see me upgrading again. (unless I see a great deal again...)
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 9:45:53 AM

bang for the buck cards get released annually (9600gt, 4850, gtx460), i tend to get them when i get the chance.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 10:48:00 AM

Bought a 4 series card, then a 5 series, and plan on getting a 6 series. so its annual for me. Don't plan it that way, i just get so excited for the new cards. Now i know im doing that though, i'll probably stick to the mid-range cards (ie, 6770 or nv equivalent). since upgrading from a 4890 to a 5870 was not such a great idea, especially since i never use it anymore. Will be selling my primary rig and getting a 6770 for my HTPC, which will become my main gaming rig.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 11:08:41 AM

I upgraded to a HD 4870 1GB from a 7800 GTX 256MB just because GTA IV asked me to..
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 11:20:16 AM

I remeber the good ol days where the 7800GTX was really good.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2010 2:00:27 PM

Considering it lasted me a good 5 years, yeah, the 7800GTX was really a superb card.. However, the upgrade was required and the performance improvement that the 4870 bought with itself was tremendous.. However, i don't think this will last that long.. Graphical realism and complexity in games is increasing at a rapid rate which in turn is reducing the effective life span of video cards.. My next card may be due in another 6 months.. I hope Nvidia gets ready with their next gen cards by then..
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