Nvidea is supposedly coming out with the 700 series soon and not for cheap. Amd might surprise us with a 8000 series in response. Neither of these are much of a leap from the 600/7000 series's. At the moment I don't care. I am happy with my 7970. I am actually happy about how slow nvidea and amd are being because it might keep my 7xxx cards value up a bit longer. At 1080p games really don't need more gpu power. Intel seems to be keeping about the same performance level but lowering watts used. I have a 4.5ghz 2500k which is pretty fast respectively. I don't know why but I feel I want a good 30-50% more cpu performance. Its not like today's software is really using the cpu either. Yet I want to upgrade. I have seen similar theme discussions in haswell and nexgen threads. Most people seam to want more gpu power but are happy with their cpu's. I am not entirely sure why I am making this thread but I know I want to see more of that theme.