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Length of time I will get out of 7970 and 2500K

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January 29, 2012 3:25:17 PM

Curious about your speculation (I've been away from the PC gaming world for many years), if I were to get an amd 7970, i5 2500k, and 8 gigs of ram, how long do you think the setup would be able to push games at either the high/ultra settings with ~60 FPS? I'm curious if this will be strong for a good while, or I should wait to see if or by how much IvyBridge/Kepler change things.

FYI, Im thinking about resolution of 1080p.

Thanks for your input.

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January 29, 2012 3:37:15 PM

Ultra? A year. High? Maybe three.
I don't think IB will do much. Kepler and the rest of the 7000 series will probably be a bigger deal. Remember, though, that you can always wait for the next big thing. I think the 7970 would be a good idea; it's the new generation and its performance is impressive. The 2500K is a marvel, and with a good OC it'll handle two 7970s (your next upgrade) without trouble.
January 29, 2012 3:39:49 PM

7970 , 2500k , 8GB at least 3-4 years maybe more. My old Q9550 , Sapphire Vapor-X 4890 and 4GB DDR3 play games verry good now and is 3 years old.
What to say , if need them now then , buy.
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January 29, 2012 3:44:24 PM

Best answer selected by sorenthecat.
January 29, 2012 3:44:44 PM

Great, thanks for your help!
January 29, 2012 7:53:45 PM

You should definitely be safe for a few years.
January 29, 2012 10:55:58 PM

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