Ok so i am going to build a system in the beginning of february when i get back from deployment and i was wondering will there be anything out that is better than the Asus GTX 690 4gb card or should i just go ahead and have that as my set card, is there a way i can find out upcoming releases, it seems like i try and look on the manufacturers site and see nothing about new and upcoming stuff, or i miss it lol.
Thank you !
As far as future tech goes. Look for ATI to release their next gen cards between now and feburary. They will overprice them just like they did the 7900 series until Nvidia releases their counterpart. At that time you can choose to pay a premium or you can invest in the 7900 series at even more of a discount from now. Nvidia is not set to release their next line until Q2-3 of next year. Sometime between March and July of next year we are expecting Intel to release their next chip series called the Haswell. The Haswell line is considered a "tock" in Intels development which usually yields the biggest gains between generations of processors.
If you are not planning on building a computer to Feb anyway you can wait and let AMD release their next graphics line. If its great you can get one and have the best card on the planet. If not you can get a few discounted HD 7000 series cards and still be set for a long, long time. After that its up to you if it is worth it waiting for Haswell.