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Old August 13, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Assuming all goes well the next gen cards will have lower power consumption than the previous generation, but you can look to the releases of the ATI Radeon 2900XT and nVidia GeForce GTX 465 / 470 / 480 as examples where this wasn't the case. You seem to be looking for excuses to wait, so you can likely wait ;)

Will a new GPU boost performance in games you currently own enough for you to care? If so, get a new GPU now / start looking for deals.
If you get a new GPU now, will you have to wait until you get BF3 for you to benefit from it? If that's the case, wait for the performance reviews / stable drivers for that game to come out, then make a more informed decision.
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