I was wondering if the time has come to change graphic card. I am currently sitting with ATI 4870 from quite a few years back, the rest of the pc got upgraded since then with an i7 950 processor and a SSD drive.
The pc is mainly used for games and movies.
I know that it would not be hard to get an upgrade for my card but I am wondering which and if I should get one now or wait a couple of months.
The main alternatives I have been looking on is NVIDIA 670 and ATI 7970.
I would really appreciate your thoughts on wether I should wait for a new card or which particular card I should choose
Well, if you don't want to spend too much, I would recommend the 7870. It would last you quite awhile; probably longer than that 4870 has lasted you.
I don´t play on 1080p, I don´t notice so much which settings I use. In general I always try to aim for the highest but you could call me very allergic to lag so I tend to pull it down by quite a bit which is also the reason I really consider switching card currently.
As mentioned every other part I currently got in my PC should all be ahead of my gpu since it was the only thing I did not purchase at that time. I used to play world of warcraft so the processor change managed to do it for me at that point.