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November 8, 2012 5:35:16 PM

I wonder if i will still be able to play games that will come up in 5 years with the NVIDEA GTX Geforce 660M. Thank u!

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November 8, 2012 5:38:22 PM

Probably not. Three years maybe, but 5 years is a long time for hardware in the day and age.
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a c 138 U Graphics card
November 8, 2012 5:40:34 PM

Probably not, even the current single high end desktop cards will start to struggle with the newer games in 5 years but will probably be playable and lower settings. I'd give the 660m 2 maybe 3 years before new high end games become unplayable.
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November 8, 2012 5:43:36 PM

No for FPS unless you will have very low details. Then there are always games that have low requirement like some MMO's.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
November 8, 2012 5:45:51 PM

Probably so. Realistically though, expect to play with no higher than "medium" settings. Just as the five or six year old HD4850 in the machine I built for my niece some time ago still plays today's games, a modest card from today will probably still also offer playable settings on equally distant future games.
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November 8, 2012 8:07:14 PM

what if i had a 675M, a 680M or a AMD RADEON HD 7970M?
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a c 138 U Graphics card
November 8, 2012 8:28:51 PM

3 maybe 4 years.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
November 8, 2012 8:40:29 PM

Also at least five years. From the previous example, the five year old HD4850 is about as powerful as a HD7750. That card can play modern games, all on "decent" settings. No, they won't be anywhere near "SuperUltraMaxOhWOW!" but they will still look good.
One of the major factors that has increased the power needed in a gaming GPU is the resolution. If your resolution doesn't change (e.g. this is a laptop), you may not need anything stronger. When the HD4850 was new, I believe I had a 1440x900 monitor. On that same resolution, I probably could still play many modern games on "high" settings with that card.
Where you might encounter [limited] difficulty is the DX version the card supports. Will DX11 still be sufficient in five years? Well, DX9 is still in use...
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November 8, 2012 11:05:45 PM

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November 8, 2012 11:06:02 PM

Onus said:
Also at least five years. From the previous example, the five year old HD4850 is about as powerful as a HD7750. That card can play modern games, all on "decent" settings. No, they won't be anywhere near "SuperUltraMaxOhWOW!" but they will still look good.
One of the major factors that has increased the power needed in a gaming GPU is the resolution. If your resolution doesn't change (e.g. this is a laptop), you may not need anything stronger. When the HD4850 was new, I believe I had a 1440x900 monitor. On that same resolution, I probably could still play many modern games on "high" settings with that card.
Where you might encounter [limited] difficulty is the DX version the card supports. Will DX11 still be sufficient in five years? Well, DX9 is still in use...


K thanks, what I really want is like to still be able to play games in fiture years, but i dont really wat tra graphics, just b able to play them.

So im going to get a NVIDEA 675M with Windows 8 because i want PhysX from NVIDEA for Arma 3, and i also learned that i can replace my card in the future so yeah, thx.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
November 8, 2012 11:25:07 PM

Thanks. Happy gaming!
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