Video Card Upgrade Sweetspot--Any Advice?
I've been mulling over a video card upgrade for the better part of a month now, mostly due to the recent announcement of Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite being bundled with the purchase of an HD 7850 or a HD 7870 (specifically looking at the Gigabyte HD 7870 2 GB on Amazon). I built my PC in 2011, running an Intel 2500K, 8 GB RAM with a Sapphire HD 6870. Should I be considering upgrading to a 7870 to take advantage of the deal being offered or would it be better to wait? I consulted the Tom's Hardware Graphics Card Hierarchy and the proposed upgrade would be three steps higher than my current card, which is the minimum number of steps up from my current card to consider upgrading, at least according to Tom's Hardware.
Am I right to wait this one out until later this year for cheaper pricing, or since AMD is not announcing an new line of cards this year is it the right time to strike? Or should I just save up for a higher level Nvidia card? I've gone back and forth on this, but if anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.