Poll: The cost of your next graphics upgrade

Rumors suggest that AMD will soon refresh its Radeon HD 5000 series. Nvidia has also been hard at work extending its Fermi architecture down to lower price points, most recently with the $130 GeForce GTX 450. That, combined with discussions surrounding our latest system guide, have me thinking about how much folks spend on graphics card upgrades. It's time to refresh our weekly poll, so you can probably take a guess at this week's question.

How much will your next graphics upgrade cost? Will you be looking for the bang for your buck around the $200 mark, going upscale to enable smoother frame rates at ultra-high resolutions, or perhaps adding the cost of multiple cards for a little CrossFireX or SLI goodness? We want to know. You can cast your vote over on the right column on the front page or after clicking on the comment link below.

In last week's poll, we tackled the importance of USB 3.0. Most folks see some benefit, with 43% thinking SuperSpeed connectivity is a nice perk but not vital, and another 41% firmly believing that it's an essential feature. Only 2% of voters think USB 3.0 is destined for quick obsolescence, while 4% are content to stubbornly cling to their parallel ports—tongues firmly planted in-cheek, I hope.

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