I'm upgrading my PC in a few days from an old AMD Phenom dual core to Ivy Bridge.
I use it to play games but thats not the reason for upgrading.
My 4870 died a while ago and I replaced it with a Gigabye factory overclocked GTX 260 off ebay for $30, gets the job done & is much better than the 4870 I must say. (1st Nvidia product I've ever owned!)
The card in my price range (250ish) is the 7870, nice enough but just wondering if I should hold off. I run my games at 1680x1050 & only really play racing games & COD every so often.
Sure I'd love to pump my copy of Far Cry 3 & BF3 to max, but im not bothered. Black Ops II runs at full settings, same with RFactor.
So wait for the next gen card in my price range to come up next year or splurge on the 7870 nao?