View Full Version : Hardware improvements going slow these days? Yay, Nay?

06-19-10, 12:02 PM
So I'm guessing the recession in various countries is and has been slowing down computer hardware improvements perhaps?

It seems like since 2006-2007, improvements have slowed majorly both in CPU, GPU, RAM, etc. Now we're getting just a bunch of rehashes.

Am I the only one that thinks this to be the case?

I used to go through cards like crazy, 7800gtx, 7900gtx, 7950gx2, 8800gtx, etc. but now, bleh. :(

06-19-10, 12:14 PM
2006 was an exception. In no other year were so many new high end products released by nvidia.

06-19-10, 12:25 PM
That was one good exception. (bud)

Mr Bigman
06-19-10, 12:59 PM
2006 was ok the 7800 wasn't that good and 7950 was a sandwitch in heat which was so so in speed and the Pentium D wasa glorified P4 double stacked to compete with AMD x2 so 2006 wasn't a banner year until 7 when the 8800's came out.

06-20-10, 09:22 PM
I haven't upgraded since 07, financially can't afford it.

06-20-10, 09:41 PM
Yeah, I guess whenever the economy picks up, we'll see how things go. :)

06-20-10, 10:03 PM
I think you're forgetting when the GF4 ti 4200, 4400 and 4600 were released at a time when ATI was in between R200 and R300. Granted, they weren't the hugest leap forward in technology and were merely measurably faster than the GF3 ti 500, but still, that generation brought many of us to high-end gaming and kept us there for a while... Oh and also when Geforce 6800, GT and Ultra were released, those cards were strong enough for many, many of us to forgo the 7-series and wait for the 8800 series.

Stagnation? No. Compare the bandwidth, fillrates and overall performance from 02-04 (GF4ti-6800), 04-06 (6800-8800), 06-08 (8800-GTX 280), and 08-10 (280-480). The overall curve is pretty smooth.

06-20-10, 11:08 PM
i think they are realising that they can milk what they have out now for alot longer then you think. dont you think so?

Mr Bigman
06-21-10, 07:44 PM
The Fermmi line is anew desing not a rabage.

The biggest leap year for tech would be tha jump from FX to 6 cuz fx was broken in some ways when ATI took the lead with 9800.