Yes I know that you always can wait forever because there always will be a faster successor, but for me this feels like a real hard decision now. At the moment I have a rig with the following speccs: Core i7 3770k @ 4,2 Ghz 16GB DDR3 Geforce 680GTX I've built this roughly 3 years ago but now, this does not perform well anymore at high/ultra settings in newer games (Witcher 3, Batman Arkham Knight etc.). Soon the Intel Skylake generation is coming and that seemed to me a good time to built myself a new shiny pc. And well, there was the 980ti launch and the card performs very well, but its not very cheap. And thats the point... I read that the next generation nvidia chip Pascal will perform up to 10x faster than the current Maxwell generation (at least on the papers...). And if that should be really true, I would bite myself, even if it would be only 3 times faster. The 980ti is a little bit more than 100% faster as my 680GTX, but this card is 3 years old now. Pascal is announced for 2016, so its ca. one year from now, if they launch it in Q2. And 10x faster in only one year? What do you guys think? Will this really be that fast (or close to that) as claimed by nvidia (maybe due to HBM2), or is this the usual marketing blabla? I never saw a following generation that was even 100% faster than its predecessor... What really makes me think 1000 times about this is the high price of round about 8XX € for a custom design 980ti. I wont change a card that expensive just after one year of usage. And even resell it has a high loss. But use my current rig for another year would hurt too because I want to have all the nice eyecandy the new games have to offer. I already tought about buying a cheaper Maxwell GPU for one year but: 960GTX is only as fast as my 680GTX 970GTX has the 3,5GB memory issue and for THIS ~350€ ist WAY too much (and I dont want a used card that maybe was hard raped by some mad overclocker and only lasts half a year) 980GTX is too expensive for one year and 4GB memory seems too less for longer usage. Some advice what you think / would do would be very nice ps. Sry for my eventually bad english (especially grammer). I dont write/speak it very often.