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Old 11-07-2008, 03:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer Value Degradation

Originally Posted by AP4LIFETN View Post
These last two years' innovations in performance per dollar have made degradation even worse. You have "mid range" that can beat the high end 6 months/1 year ago, for 1/3 or 1/4 of the price.

I remember i spent over 1500 for my dual core rig...and then the q6600 dropped to 266 (paid 230 for my E6600), man was i bummed.
Your first statement is why i don't think its quite ready to upgrade my 8800 gtx, at best even a GTX 280 offers only 50% performance improvement over a 8800 gtx, with a GTX 260 offering as low as 25% performance improvement in many cases ( check out anandtechs benchmarks where they compare a whole load of cards ). This contrasts highly when comparing the 8 series to the 7 series, where a 8800 gtx was more then 2x faster then a 7900 and such...

also when did you buy your dual core processor? Last year I waited until July/August cause thats when the q6600s went from like 350 to 260.

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