Sturmgewehr_44 Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:35pm
Graphics card for future games...
ok, this has been troubling me, and although this issue is not wholely related to skyrim, but gaming. The problem is that i use evga's licensing of the 670 2 gb and i have been able to play all modern games on ultra (yes, including skyrim) but, will it last? when i got the 670, it was a 400.00 high-end GPU. Does this this still apply? i mean, its on league with the 7970, and is very close to the 680. Give me your opinions!
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fran25 Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:38pm 
Hardware and Software will evolve it is always going to be the case. No machine including consoles will last forever. You card might last a few years or it might not depending on what the game makers decide. I am afraid there is no answer but that from the time you buy your computer or console another newer and better one is going to be on the way.
Sturmgewehr_44 Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
in your opinion, is it still a high end card? ( the price hasnt changed) what exactly is "high-end" in terms of price and performance?
Arcamean Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:50pm 
You need to think like the average gamer who doesn't have cash laying around, so yes it will last. If you're paranoid of losing a single FPS you can always watch this card for when it's back in stock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130899
Sturmgewehr_44 Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:53pm 
i need to know, that its still high end and will last another year on high/ultra settings. Titan? no!! im going to get a 780, but before that, i need to know if my gpu is obsolete or not! a piece of garbage! is it?!
Arcamean Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:57pm 
High end? LMAO that's the best damn thing you can buy, but even it's not future proof. You're video card will be obsolete when the games no longer run, until then either stop worrying or throw cash at the titan when it's in stock.
Sturmgewehr_44 Jun 16, 2013 @ 7:58pm 
What IS "high-end" then? enthusiast is a titan, high end i would say is anything above 290-300 bucks, but definitions vary.
voltcheck Jun 16, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
i wouldnt label the thing with the highest price tag as a high end item. more like an overpriced item. anyways, if youre worried about spending money then why did you buy a PC/Laptop and skyrim in the first place? stop ♥♥♥♥♥ing and stimulate the economy, lol.
ARmodder PFC Collins [1st MEF] Jun 16, 2013 @ 8:46pm 
I have the AMD 5700 series GPU with a 1GB memory cache, 870 Core clock and a memory clock of 1430 and It is 3 years old and was a little over 200 dollars, the four key things you want to look for in a GPU is the Base Core clock, the Memory, Memory Clock and the resolution the higher the better and that goes for all the specs they have a super awsome Geforce card for 214 dollars that is about twice as good as this one i use now
Big Boom Boom Jun 16, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
You want fool proof? Just buy another (or two) GTX670, get a new PSU and SLI them.

Yes, anything above 150ish dollar is usually high-end. There is low-end of high-end and high-end of high-end of course.
ARmodder PFC Collins [1st MEF] Jun 16, 2013 @ 8:54pm 
If your the type of person who has an abundance of money there is a 3100 dollar GPU from AMD that has 6GB of DDR5 memory and god knows what else if you really are concerned about top of the line status
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FirePro-S9000-Graphic-Card/dp/B00D1C7LWO/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1371440984&sr=8-15&keywords=AMD+Graphics+cards
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R3D-PO1SON Jun 16, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
Dude, I think you shouldn't be worry about that card. I still using a GTX 580 and so far i haven't had the needing of change it. I might do it when Nvidia releases a new generation (maybe next year) but so far, this card is doing a great job.
Shadowblade001 Jun 16, 2013 @ 10:56pm 
The only thing "Future-Proof" about a PC is the case, as long as it is big enough with enough bays to start with.

To a lesser extent the motherboard, whether it will allow meaningful upgrades to cpu, RAM and graphics cards.

A good PSU, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers can all be cannibalised for a new PC build, although your power needs will increase.

I get a new PC when the one I have won't run the software I want to run. I have had four or five in the last 20 years, Win 3.11, Win 95, Win 98, XP2, Win 7. I usually make them last up to 5 years each and cannibalise parts, although the last one was nearly 10 years by throwing in more RAM, a better card and faster processor, but ultimately not a good investment.

My latest one I got in March, 2012.
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z, Intel i7 2600K @3.8 GHz, 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 RAM,
AMD Radeon HD 7970, Dell U2410 24" 1920x1200, SB X-Fi Titanium Pro,
256GB SSD, 2 TB SATA, 24x DVD-RW, TX850 psu, Silverstone Temjin TJ07-BW, Corsair Hydro H60 liquid Cooler

The hard drives are already filling up and I'm thinking of more RAM and maybe a dual video card and a 21:9 monitor, but I don't actually need to upgrade for a few years (except another 2 TB HDD) as everything runs like greased silk.

So I'd suggest you get a new card when you need one rather than worrying about whether it will last for the moment.

Most games, especially Skyrim, won't even use the full capacity of my hardware anyway as they are Konsole Ports.
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Hailey Jun 16, 2013 @ 11:14pm 
670 will last for a good while yet
JKflipflop Jun 16, 2013 @ 11:55pm 
Dude, STFU with the pricing crap. That means nothing.
Sturmgewehr_44 Jun 17, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
your right, as the 580 is still about 400.00 dollars. But, back to business, no one has yet to tell me that the 670 is a high-end card. Will 2 gb gddr5 vram suffice for next gen games? maxed out?
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