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Anyone just given up on looking for a new GPU?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by subbytna, 15 Jan 2021.

  1. SkillTim

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Nov 2020

    Posts: 413

    The trouble with gamers is that it's a luxury purchase. If you're mining, there is no point in waiving because a GPU in the hand is worth two in the bush.
     
  2. THX1138

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Aug 2021

    Posts: 295

    Location: coventry

    It has always been that way until mining came a long.
     
  3. Harlequin

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jun 2004

    Posts: 5,160

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    Mining isnt a new thing? BTC was gpu mining back in 2013
     
  4. Twinz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2019

    Posts: 1,837

    Location: SW Florida

    Mining that's *this profitable* is new.

    GPU prices track with the rate at which they can print money. (Non-LHR cards go for a lot more than the limited cards that can game the same for instance)
     
  5. Harlequin

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jun 2004

    Posts: 5,160

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    No its not a new thing, which why there was an arms race for asics in the first place
     
  6. Twinz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2019

    Posts: 1,837

    Location: SW Florida

    If it was *just as profitable* back then as it is now this is the first I have heard of it. I didn't hear of graphics cards being able to print enough money to pay for themselves in under a year until last year.

    I imagine a great number of other people only got into this recently as well.

    GPU's are money printers. The prices on money printers have to get very high before demand starts to drop. (Or the ability to print money has to be reduced...as in LHR and the lower street price than non-LHR cards)
     
  7. gpuerrilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,026

    Location: N.Ireland

    People were buying up Pascal cards in 2017 and paying them off in three months.

    Subsequently there was a crash in early 2018 which meant Turing was not only a rip off anyway but regular miners didn't see much gain over the pascal/polaris cards. Some were still bought but nobody was itching to buy a Turing card only the ray tracing hype adopters.

    Just because you didnt hear about it means nothing. Like mentioned in all these threads, CPU's and GPU's have been used for mining since they were able to which has been over a decade.
     
  8. Twinz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2019

    Posts: 1,837

    Location: SW Florida

    I'm not saying that I am of particular importance, but I have maintained more interest in PC components than random consumers and something changed between pascal mining and the current mining situation in order to grab my attention. (Maybe the info is better spread to the masses this time vs back then)

    Had I been able to pay off an over-priced 2080Ti , in a short period of time, by mining, I would have found that information very interesting...yet I never stumbled accross such news.

    Pascal cards were more reasonably priced then Turing so ROI didn't require profitability to be as high as today. Todays cards cost a *lot* more....but the profits are high enough to cover the inflated prices. (Unlike during Turing apparently)
     
  9. gpuerrilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,026

    Location: N.Ireland

    I understand that, the general bandwagon seems to lazily knee-jerk the headline parrot fashion when in fact its sloppy at best. The wider population has more adoption/awareness is one thing but its also because an unprecedented volume of people seem to have bought/upgraded PC's since the pandemic that they also want to cash in on the latest way to earn more or less free money. Couple this with social media and apps like whatsapp/telegram/discord etc then its no wonder the information is blasting it this time round!

    If you think about it from this perspective and consider how long crypto mining has been around you would know that there has been years and years of this going on over multiple GPU generations. Each time the cycle happens it gets worse, its inevitable as its also so easy. Many years ago it was a little harder messing about with command line wallets, no how to guides, exchanges were rough and ready etc.

    I disagree.
     
  10. cfletch

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Dec 2021

    Posts: 10

    Location: Midlands

    Curious to see if the re-release of the 2060 Super will change anything, does anyone have any idea of stocks/production?
     
  11. THX1138

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Aug 2021

    Posts: 295

    Location: coventry

    Are they up for sale next week or is it in January.
     
  12. cfletch

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Dec 2021

    Posts: 10

    Location: Midlands

    Next week was what I'd read, but who knows really!
     
  13. Aretak

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 May 2014

    Posts: 2,651

    Almost certainly next week, given that the latest Nvidia driver just added support for it. They only add driver support for new products right before launch.
     
  14. fizzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,150

    Location: by my pc. :D

    A few cards trickling in to stock at ocuk that I can see, and oddly there is a 3060 well cheaper than a 2060s? Granted it's a small single fan card but still.....
     
  15. MCFC_ANDY

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Aug 2013

    Posts: 1,171

    when the next round of cards release lisa su and jenson will show no fps figures it, it be an hour presentation about hashrates:cry:
     
  16. cfletch

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Dec 2021

    Posts: 10

    Location: Midlands

    New cards are 12GB not 8GB...and they'll have to be a lot cheaper than that if they're expecting them to sell at all.
     
  17. mikeo

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,701

    Location: SW Scotland


    Sadly... whatever price they pitch them at.... they will sell :(

    Just look at the sorts of prices that folks are prepared to shell out for the current crop of cards. Basically people moan about the prices, but still go out in their droves to buy them.
     
  18. cfletch

    Associate

    Joined: 3 Dec 2021

    Posts: 10

    Location: Midlands

    I suppose you're right! I'm hoping for a retail price of less than the 3060s RRP, otherwise the market really is crazy. Fingers crossed.
     
  19. Harlequin

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jun 2004

    Posts: 5,160

    Location: Eastbourne , East Sussex.

    Msrp is reported at being 349
     
  20. random_matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jul 2012

    Posts: 1,690

    Releasing more cards is pointless, that new 2060 will just be scalped like all the others. The auction site will have them going for probably close to a grand.