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How long will my graphics card last me before its considered outdated?

#1Louis275Posted 8/24/2013 8:00:18 AM
It is a Radeon AMD 7950 hd.
#2PathlessBulletPosted 8/24/2013 8:04:03 AM
Define "outdated"?

The 8000 series is two months away.... so..... two months give or take.
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ADD, no. Where is the thread for Fallout OCD players?
"We have to keep it on page 3 or it freaks out."
#3snkboiPosted 8/24/2013 8:06:54 AM
the 9970 and 9950 releases this october..your card will be outdated by 2015

it'll still run but by then dx12 is out
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i think it's nice
#4Louis275(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 8:07:55 AM
How long before I would definitely need an upgrade to play games.
#5PathlessBulletPosted 8/24/2013 8:11:09 AM
Louis275 posted...
How long before I would definitely need an upgrade to play games.



Let me just hop in my time machine here and........... 2023
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ADD, no. Where is the thread for Fallout OCD players?
"We have to keep it on page 3 or it freaks out."
#6Louis275(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 8:12:47 AM
when was this card released? I installed it about 6 months ago.
#7Louis275(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 8:15:00 AM
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express Graphic Card GV-R795WF3-3GD This is the exact card I have.
#8PathlessBulletPosted 8/24/2013 8:15:10 AM
Louis275 posted...
when was this card released? I installed it about 6 months ago.


Jan 31, 2012
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ADD, no. Where is the thread for Fallout OCD players?
"We have to keep it on page 3 or it freaks out."
#9Louis275(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 8:19:46 AM
It says it does..... Ultra Durable VGA materials: GPU Temperature 5%-10% down - Overclocking capability 10%-30% Up - Power Switching Loss 10%-30% down
Windforce 3X Anti-Turbulence Cooling with "Triangle Cool" Technology for maximum cooling performance at whisper silent operation.
Core Clock: 900MHz - Memory Clock: 5000MHz
Features DVI-I/HDMI/2x mini-Displayport outputs with HDCP protection.
Supports AMD Eyefinity/EyeSpeed/CrossFire/Avivo HD technologies. With almost 2 years old I kind of feel cheated.
#10AsucaHayashiPosted 8/24/2013 8:44:21 AM
it'll probably outlast next-gen consoles until it won't be able to even start up new games anymore on lowest of low settings... provided it doesn't die in that time.
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/