Since almost forever* or more specific since I bought my first computer it has been a given that upgrading was called for time and again. However I do now find my self wondering if my 2+ year old rig really need any upgrading which is a weird thought.
Current relevant specs:
Core i7 - 870
4 GB ram
ATI 4890 2GB
For a while I have been waiting for the next big thing in graphics and while the new 7970 from AMD seems like the best thing since freshly baked bread it's just not exciting. Not because the hardware is bad but because I have a hard time seeing there are any games really using the new GPU's.
It seems to me that the games which have come out the last couple of years are all held back by being console games meaning simplified game play and graphics which was nothing special two years ago. Am I wrong in thinking there is little to no point in upgrading my gfx card? Maybe I'm even so wrong that I should go for a new GPU and CPU?
I'm sure many of you have done an upgrade similar to what I'm wondering about - was it worth it? Did it really bring more fun except when looking at benchmark numbers?
*It is almost forever ZX81, VIC20, ZX Spectrum, C64, A500, ST1040, 486DX, Pentium, Celeron, Pentium3, PentiumIV, i7 or in GPU terms ET4000, S3 256KB, S3 1MB, Nvidia TNT, GeForce256, KyroII, Radeon9700,1900XTX, 4890 and a few I can't remember :-)
Bones heal, glory is forever.