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Top end GPU's, how many actully get them?

#1fire2boxPosted 11/18/2013 8:37:40 PM
I never see many people getting the newest, top of the line cards from either Nvidia or AMD. I just never get the fanfare over the newest, the best, the greatest etc.

I can't be the only one tired of the fanboys comparing the top end cards they'll never even own themselves.
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#2dennis941012Posted 11/18/2013 8:39:30 PM
when people have money to build new builds
#3daemon_danPosted 11/18/2013 8:41:31 PM
I got a 680 when it was top of the line
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#4Killur XFalconPosted 11/18/2013 8:46:10 PM
I picked up a 780Ti, but it's my first time buying the latest and greatest. I usually buy whatever is the second best. Find it is it offers near the same performance for a lot less money. For example, my GPU history has been:

Nvidia 6800GT instead of 6800 Ultra
8800GT instead of 8800GTX
GTX 260 Core 216 instead of GTX 280
GTX 570 instead of GTX 580.

This time I had some extra money and just wanted to splurge. The 780Ti is also noticeably more powerful than the regular 780 and "Titan Killer" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? :D
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#5Flaktrooper123Posted 11/18/2013 8:50:04 PM
I am sure many are getting some of the newest stuff. I have seen many questions here in the last few days of people looking to get things like R9 290x and 780ti. Of course, if you count all gamers, their percentage is very small
#6greensacsPosted 11/18/2013 8:54:51 PM
I bought the 780 the first day it came out. My first you for my first build. Couldn't be happier with it.
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#7overkillwfo1978Posted 11/18/2013 9:19:56 PM
daemon_dan posted...
I got a 680 when it was top of the line

Yep. So did I. Still runs stuff great. I was going to upgrade this year, but while playing Metro 2033, I thought.. why? I'm running it @ 1080p/50-60fps on high settings with Advanced Phys X and Tesselation on. It runs C3 on high @45-60fps and completely maxes the other 95% of games completely.

I like having the latest hardware but I will probably just wait til the 8XX series Nvidia GPUs come out to replace my 680. No sense in spending 4-700 dollars for a small jump in performance.
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#8Brutal_FelixPosted 11/18/2013 9:23:40 PM
I got my 7970 when it was the newest
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#9SteamsterPosted 11/18/2013 9:26:18 PM

This is only for Steam users that allow Valve to collect data, but f*** it it's numbers and s*** so it's legit as we'll get.
#10somebody336Posted 11/18/2013 10:00:24 PM
Bought a 780 pretty near its release.