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How long do you go before upgrading your video card?

#1lazycomplifePosted 3/29/2014 6:20:26 AM
How long do you go before upgrading your video card? - Results (141 votes)
Less than 6 months. I love having the latest technology, and I can afford it. Master Race.
1.42% (2 votes)
2
1 year. It's nice to keep up with the trends of graphics performance.
4.96% (7 votes)
7
2 years. When I can usually run everything at high settings, but not max.
30.5% (43 votes)
43
3 years. When I can still run everything at medium settings.
20.57% (29 votes)
29
4 years. When my card begins to lag at medium settings.
21.28% (30 votes)
30
5+ years. I go until my card can't run a game that I want to play.
21.28% (30 votes)
30
This poll is now closed.
I personally go for 4 years. I don't mind medium settings, but if the game lags on medium, I will upgrade. From my experience, 4 years into a graphics card is usually when this occurs.
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#2GunmaN1905Posted 3/29/2014 6:24:13 AM
Well, depends on the money.
I usually did it in around 2 year intervals, but since I'm kinda low on cash it's 3 years now since my last upgrade.
Luckily, it can still handle everything I play pretty good.
Btw, I have 5870hd sapphire with 2gb vram.
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#3Killah PriestPosted 3/29/2014 6:28:27 AM
Whenever I can't run things at Max or Near Max, and thats not 1 year usually 3-4 years.
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#4lazycomplife(Topic Creator)Posted 3/29/2014 6:36:02 AM
Killah Priest posted...
Whenever I can't run things at Max or Near Max, and thats not 1 year usually 3-4 years.


You must upgrade to high end cards when you upgrade. For me, when I upgrade, I choose mid-high, which is about the $200-250 range. The technology is usually already a year old or so, but a much better value.
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#5DragnfyrPosted 3/29/2014 7:27:35 AM
Usually 2-3 years and it's usually because I want new hardware and not because I actually need an upgrade.
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#6AltmadragonPosted 3/29/2014 7:45:26 AM
Every year, just cause I can.
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#7ThePCElitistPosted 3/29/2014 7:52:52 AM
Altmadragon posted...
Every year, just cause I can.


Pretty much this. I buy 2 GPU's every year so I can always keep my 60 FPS ultra maxed out settings.
#8AllmatteredPosted 3/29/2014 7:54:28 AM
Nearly every week. My video card breaks down each time I overclock it to the max, so I just buy a new one
#9Orestes417Posted 3/29/2014 7:54:39 AM
Varies. usually triggered by wanting better performance on something I actually want to run.
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#10jedinatPosted 3/29/2014 10:30:35 AM
Allmattered posted...
Nearly every week. My video card breaks down each time I overclock it to the max, so I just buy a new one

You probably don't wash your clothes either. Just throw them away and get new ones.