Did you guys hear?! nVidia has a new card! It's Pascal based! It'll be the greatest thing since this generation of nVidia cards! You should totally get it...but you can't yet. HA! So, sit back and wait a while.
In the past couple weeks I've been seeing comments and answers recommending that people wait for the next generation nVidia card.
This type of comment goes obsolete very quickly. If it's embedded in an answer, it feels like the post isn't really trying to answer the user's question. As an example, taking the first "Answer" from above:
From Nvidia: You really only have one option right now. Note if your going for Nvidia I highly recommend waiting for the new Pascal based GPUs.
- The GTX 960. Although the link is to a Gigabyte card you are free to choose from any manufacturer.
When I read the above, I see an answer that is saying "You should get this, but since it's not available, I'm going to toss another recommendation in instead". It's a consolation recommendation.
Worse, as a soon as this new card is available, the answer is incomplete. It recommends we wait for the card but then doesn't give a recommendation as to what card.
We've had a similar discussion before. We'll have the same thing next release cycle for many major components.
The question is, should we be recommending that people wait for the next generation or providing recommendations for what is available now? Related to that question, should we begin flagging such comments as obsolete once the hardware is released?