Nvidia and AMD might not release new cards until 2012 — who cares?

Mike Jennings, PC Pro: "I’ve become used to Nvidia and AMD rocking up with new graphics cards on a consistently quick schedule: since 2008 and beginning with the GeForce 9000-series, Nvidia has released six generations of GPUs, and AMD has replied with three of its own, starting with the Radeon HD 4000-series."

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gravemaker2839d ago

i already have high-end card, thats why i don't care

RankFTW2839d ago

I want my 580 GTX to last me untill next year.

-LUKE_SKYWALKER-2839d ago (Edited 2839d ago )

There's a limit of how long you can wait because there will always be something better coming out in the tech world. I just said screw it and I just bought a i5-2500k and GTX 560 Ti. It was an upgrade from my Pentium D and integrated graphics. Ivy Bridge coming out 2012 blah blah. It's great to be able to brag and say you have the *latest and greatest* hardware, but doesn't mean much in real life performance. My overclocked i5-2500k will easily still be able to run anything I throw at it for a good 5 years at the least.

fatstarr2839d ago (Edited 2839d ago )

same boat i just got a 560 gtx its kinda nice that they are slowin the pace.

for what ever reasons in the end devs cant even push a 260gtx to the max...

BattleAxe2839d ago (Edited 2839d ago )


A GTX 580 will last you 3 years comfortably, if not longer. I've got a GTX 260, and I'm cranking out 99% of games at max settings even today. I was even able to max almost everything in Crysis with the exception of AA(2xAA) and a couple of other things, otherwise I had VSync on and almost everything on "Very High"(Crysis) and "Enthusiast"(Crysis Warhead) at 720p.

AKS2839d ago

Unless you are going with an ultra-high resolution, multi-monitor display, there's really no reason to spend more than $400 to $500 on graphics cards. I spent around $400 for 2 6950 1GB cards on sale, and almost everything runs at max at 1080p/ 60fps/ DX11 in CF. Dirt 3 at DX11/Ultra/max benchmarked at around 109 fps, almost double what I can actually display on my plasma TV.

I went into the overkill range for a bit of extra grunt on tap for the really demanding games that will probably come out over the next couple of years, but there's really no need for monster cards currently unless you are going for the ultra high res setups.

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ATi_Elite2839d ago

AMD is looking to release HD7000 in November but current manufacturing problems will push it back to 2012 which is a lot better for the industry as it gives some engine Devs more time to make Ray Tracing and or Voxel engines and give input to Nvidia and AMD.

PC Pro's take on the hardware survey is a little misleading as HD5770 HD5870 HD5850 260GTX 460GTX HD4850 HD4870 are in the top 11 and are ALL very capable cards that can run any game with lots of eye candy.

Plus they fail to mention that Old School cards like the 8800 and 9800 are declining in popularity every month as people upgrade more and more and with only 5% of the survey DX9 cards are Almost Extinct!! thank goodness!!

There are a many games that will make your GPU actually work and there are a TON of Texture mods that will make you wanna upgrade your GPU for mind blowing graphics but I use GPU accelerated Apps all the time so my GPU's never rest. (Currently encoding Blu-Ray video right now)

So GPU's do more than just graphics so next time you write an article please include that. Also lots of people have SLi or CFX and two low end cards can beat 1 high end card cause 460GTX SLi is just as Enthusiast Level as 1 570GTX.

atticus142839d ago

well nvidia said they wouldn't, ATI said they would before years end. Unfortunately its not known what card ATI will release it could just be a new midrange card followed later by their high end or they could all release at once.

more info will probably be available by mid-late sept.

Peaceful_Jelly2839d ago (Edited 2839d ago )

OMG, 6 months with no new cards! how can you do this to me Nvidia! (ಠ_ಠ)

Theo11302839d ago

it's more like 4 months but still, why does it matter; that just means i have more time to enjoy my card and not worry about the newest iteration.

Kakkoii2839d ago

Technically it's more than 4 months, since a new generation didn't come out this month, it came out a few months ago.

ATi_Elite2839d ago

Yeh I feel your pain as I'm used to reading new GPU benchmarks like every week but lately.....Nothing!

Been reading boring SSD benchmarks to get my fix but it ain't working. lol

aaaaaaaaa2839d ago

I totaly agree with you ATi_Elite on no new benchmarks to read.
I was looking forward to upgraiding my 2 hd 5770's this year for my birthday, will have to wait for another year if ATI let me down.

fluffydelusions2839d ago (Edited 2839d ago )

Tegra 3 is coming in October afaik though I guess this article is referring to PC cards.

whydoyouask2839d ago

I don't get to spend another $700 to get a new card every six-months?

What nerve...

Bellcross2839d ago

I'm happy with my GTX 570 meh

starchild2839d ago

You should be. That's a very nice card. I've got an HD 6950 and I'm pretty happy with it.

Mr_Lu_Kim2839d ago

I'm happier than both of you with my 6980...


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