If you follow PCWorldâ€™s The Full Nerd podcast, you might know that my general rule of thumb is that you should upgrade your PCâ€™s components when theyâ€™re no longer performing as well as you need. Waiting for new hardware tends to be a foolâ€™s game because in the technology world, faster and better things come out at relatively breakneck speed.
If youâ€™re sniffing around for a new high-end graphics card, however, consider holding off on the purchase for a few months. Itâ€™s an awful time to buy one right now.
Donâ€™t get me wrong: Current enthusiast-class GPUs like the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and 2080 TiÂ kick all kinds of ass. But while AMD and Nvidia havenâ€™t announced any new consumer graphics cards just yet, thereâ€™s every reason to believe weâ€™ll see new high-end hardware from each over the next few months. Splurging on a $500 graphics card now runs a high risk of leaving you with a severe case of buyerâ€™s remorse in mere weeks.