As some of you might know, my old PC died in late 2020, CPU and motherboard was both fried, so I built a new PC on the ruins. So I went from a i7-4770 to a Ryzen 9 5900, with new RAM etc. But, I didn’t get a new graphics card, everything interesting on the graphics side was both unobtaium and very expensive. So I kept using my old R9 290 which is at least 5 years old, maybe even over 6 by now. And it works, I can run DCS on most maps on flyable levels (though with turned down graphics, and unplayable framerate on the worst map), but on 1440 at least.
I kept hoping that prices would go down to what AMD said they would cost at launch, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.
When the cards where launched I planned on getting a 6800 or maybe a 6800 XT (the first one would be roughly same tier as my 290 was when I bought it, for under 4000 SKr/€400-), but prices went through the roof and the cheapest available 6800 XT here in Sweden seems to be around 12000 SKr, the non-XT 6800 just below that, and that makes the step up to a 6900 XT small, currently cheapest easily available 6900 is 15500 SKr. Nvidias similar available cards is even more expensive, their cards that is a tier below is a bit cheaper, but not a huge amount.
So, I’m starting to seriously considering buying a €1500+ GPU.
But, is it worth it. Or should I try to hold out a couple more months and hope that availability and prices comes down? But I think that might be a long way away, and I honestly don’t think I will ever be able to buy a new graphics card that I want for anywhere near the prices of 2014/2015. And I’m starting to suspect that my current card is on it’s last leg, I have graphic glitches (not only in DCS that is kind of expected), but also in graphics in other ways. I could of course buy a slightly simpler card that is probably good enough to run DCS at 1440, but…
So, just a lot of text with no really interesting content unless one of you are or have been in the same situation.