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What's most important for you in the new graphics cards?

What's most important for you in the new GPUs?

  • Price/Performance

    Votes: 8,857 63.6%
  • DirectX 12

    Votes: 863 6.2%
  • Virtual Reality

    Votes: 346 2.5%
  • 4K Playability

    Votes: 1,817 13.1%
  • Noise / Efficiency

    Votes: 965 6.9%
  • Vulkan

    Votes: 505 3.6%
  • I just want new games

    Votes: 565 4.1%

  • Total voters
    13,918
  • Poll closed .
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#26
The whole package - the reason the GTX970 is better than the 290/390 in my book - price/performance there is no real difference between those cards. But my god, the power consumption and the resulting heat/noise ... a 390 would drive me nuts.
The 3 fan ones (well, sapphire and powercolor at least) are very quiet, much quieter than Nvidia reference blowers, and the heat output from the backplate is nowhere near as bad as my last card (a GTX680)

It does seem like Heat and power use has only been a big problem for everyone since maxwell launched
 
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#27
4K playability and price/perf is kind of the same really...
4K is more high performance technically, but in a broad sense most of us shop for the best price to performance we can justify spending within are budgets.

Really any types of new features are always nice to look for outside of performance, price, and efficiency.

I'd love to see a means of offloading multiple GPU's to dedicate for post process techniques injectors like SweetFX/ReShade offer could be great especially if it was less problematic as SLI/Crossfire with less hardware restrictions.

I'm just sick of nvidia always dragging their feet with supporting the latest features and port standards. I get there's people that are on 1080p, don't care about maxing every setting, and they're thinking we have more performance than we'll ever need already, but personally I see a huge demand for more speed right now. High res displays, high speed displays, VR. We need double the single card performance like 6 months ago.
I can't disagree on the need for more performance being higher than it's been in quite a long time if you want to maximize visual fidelity between new API's, 4K/DSR, and post process effects.

Ironically one of the reasons I bought a Nvidia card was due to the need for HDMI2 ports because my 4K TV doesn't have display ports. That's one of the problems with numerous simultaneous new standards unfortunately, but on the flip side choice can be good.
 
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#28
Good sub-75W performance. Looking for the next 750Ti, pretty much.
 
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#29
stable freakin drivers!!!!!
 
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#31
Price/performance, obviously.

- We already have Vulkan, it's all up to developers now.
- Noise/efficiency is already great for most cards.
- 4K playability - not expecting to become mainstream before 2019 anyways.
- Virtual ReaIity - couldn't care less + it's not even ready.
- DirectX12 - available already (granted, no full DX12 support yet).
 
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#32
1. price / performance
2. price / functionality (Freesync > G-Sync; HDR > no-HDR; superb ASYNC > some weird slow software based hack)
2. silence under full load, preferably passive cooled,
2. yet enough powerful for VR / 4K / 1080p@240Hz

And how exactly DX12 and Vulkan are relevant? All new cards are more or less compatible.

4K playability and price/perf is kind of the same really...
no it really isn't
 
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#33
Price/performance, I'll stick with my Radeon 290 until something comes out which is truly better and a smart choice to upgrade.

..or just get a second one (along with a new PSU), they're pretty cheap cards when buyed as used ones.
 
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#34
4K. I'm willing to pay just to be able to play my games again at an acceptable frame rate whilst enjoying crispy graphics...
 
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#35
For me
1.Overclocking performance gains @ 1440p.
2.Under water overclocking potential. Don't want something like a stupid locked voltage like my previous 780 Ti ref PCB.
3.Price
4.PCB Quality.
5.Power Consumption.
 
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#36
well, for sure price/perf, but I now also consider heat... I guess that would fall into noise/efficiency. my dual 7970's gets my room pretty hot (27-28 degrees Celsius) when I run games. I hope my next upgrade won't have this problem.
 
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#37
Minimum frame rates and consistent average FPS it would be good. Separate 3D p-states for minimum, average, and maximum frame rate targets would be nice in the future so you could scale GPU clock speeds to the work loads better.
 
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#38
Yes that true u need many and many things in new GPU
1. 4k@144hz 90 fps
2. low energy 100W TDP
3. More Vram like Tesla K80 and HBM technology
4. More core like 7000 and above
5. Multiple
6. Much clock 2048 after boost
7. Low coast then TITAN X
 
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#40
So most people buy AMD cards? I don't think so. Well, i do.
No, they don't buy any GPU and use iGPU, because you can't beat "free" in price/perf.

Thus why this poll is also retarded, because everyone will buy "best bang for the buck" obviously... however most people don't realize, that the bang needs to be big enough to cover their needs - might they be "good enough" for hearthstone... or CS:GO @ 60Hz ... or for VR ... or for 4k gaming ... or just whatever I can afford and makes biggest bang for thsi amount of buck I have for GPU ... but still best price/perf once the threshold is met... although the threshold for everyone might be very different.

CORRECT way for doing this poll should have been not including price/perf, to figure out the threshold for different people. WHY exactly they buy the GPU. price/perf isn't a threshold for anyone... it's THE constant for EVERY purchase always.
 
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#41
Why would direct X 12 be it's own category?

That's just price/perf lol. That would be like saying "Is being able to output video important to you?"
 
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