building a new x79 rig. I wanna get a evga 590 now and if anything comes out in 3 months just do the step up program. So when is nvidia releasing new gpus? Should I wait ir out or just buy a cheaper gpu for now?
ya i believe evga is the only one who offers that but if q2 of 2012 is when new gpus come out i wont be able to upgrade. I'm building a completely new rig so i want it to be future proof for a bit. my 9800gt just isnt doing skyrim justice
There's no need for something outrageously expensive like a GTX 590 to play a game like Skyrim. The highest end cards are always simply terrible values for the money so unless you are wealthy enough that money doesn't really matter to you at all there's no reason to even consider that card.
I agree with ilysaml. Get something like a GTX 560 Ti for now. It's approximately 3x faster than your 9800GT. Closer to 4x if you get a card with a high factory OC or do it yourself. When the new cards come out figure out if any of them make more sense than adding a second GTX 560 Ti for SLI.