Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation
but it's annoying not to be able to buy something and expect it to remain in the top tier for at least a year).
It might not be or remain top tier but that doesn't mean they can't play today's games.
My 4890 isn't/wasn't a top tier graphics card and was released in April of 2009, yet it plays everything I need it to play for now.
Is it going to win some benchmarking tests.... no, but I'm not playing benchmarks, I'm playing games.
While I am going to upgrade to a DX11 card early next year, it's not nothing I have to do right now for current games. Metro 2033 is a DX11 game but it runs just fine for me on my 4890 (DX10).
By the time I replace the 4890 it'll be two years old, and will replace the 4850 in my Q6600 system.... which is still capable of playing today's games
My two cents