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Old 16-08-12, 12:20 AM
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Your right, over time the price per performance will be greater like you said. BUT technology is for us enthusiasts is a game. You can wait for the price to drop and then find a few months later a new GPU is here. You either get it while its fresh or not get it at all and wait for the new one.

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Old 16-08-12, 12:28 AM
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Your right, over time the price per performance will be greater like you said. BUT technology is for us enthusiasts is a game. You can wait for the price to drop and then find a few months later a new GPU is here. You either get it while its fresh or not get it at all and wait for the new one.
lol, I think we're disagreeing about agreeing on the same thing. I'm just saying that if you were to spend your money TODAY on a 680, you'd be spending 25%(ish) more than if you bought a 670, for only about 5-10% performance gain. Down the road, as the drivers mature and the performance gap widens, the 680's price more accurately represents its performance potential. (Speaking hypothetically of course)

But as you said, if you were to spend your money today, and enjoy the benefits of said technology today, you'd have to look at how they perform today. And if you were to have to look back a year from now, and decide whether or not it was a good investment at the time, and how it stacks up against the competition now, I'd rather get a card that was a steal at the time for the performance level I want from it, than a card that will rock(even harder) a year from now, but currently offers small gains for a larger price tag.

Again, most of this is just opinion, and to restate, I do agree with you, just so I don't lose that somewhere in there : )
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Because it's pointless lol. More than 2 cards yields no performance increases in games
That would be true if VRAM and/or CPU were limiting factors. Otherwise I'd say more than 3 cards based on what I've seen especially at 5760x1080 or above resolutions.
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That would be true if VRAM and/or CPU were limiting factors. Otherwise I'd say more than 3 cards based on what I've seen especially at 5760x1080 or above resolutions.
Agreed. I end up with 90 to 99% GPU utilization with VSync off in BF3 at 5760x1080, so my GPU's are definitely getting worked over. Another reason I liked the Zotac 4GB model is due to the fact that it is external exhaust, and with the voltage/power maxed out, sandwiched together, and running at 99% load, they max out with around a 45 degree delta, or 75 degrees at the moment on the hottest card (Stupid summer weather...)

Can't wait to put it all under water. : )
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