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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. scubes

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 May 2007

    Posts: 2,593

    Location: Saturn’s moon Titan


    i caved in mate and got a 3090 lol after all the time i said i wasnt getting one :D:D:D:D
     
  2. Defiant306

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,093

    Location: Gorebridge, Scotland

    I might replace my Samsung C34J79x with a RoG Swift PG32UQ or a RoG Strix XG43UQ depending on the price as I have completely given up on this generation of GFX cards. I have had the chance to get a founders 3090 a few times but its not worth the difference on the founders 3080 which doesn't have have enough VRAM for me.

    So it looks like its another 1-2 years on my Asus Strix OC 1080Ti which is a bit depressing, mind you I might get shot of my 9900k before that as its a right howler on my WC setup when its getting proper use in Civ 6.
     
  3. Dookie1985

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Jan 2021

    Posts: 6

    Not given up completely. I was adamant on getting the 6800xt over nVidia for the free sync, but the total lack of stock and huge price inflation has made me reconsider and look for a 3070. Almost managed to grab one yesterday, but the fact my address was out of date screwed me. I had it ready to checkout, but in the time I changed my address and went through checkout again, it was gone.

    I’m currently running an RX580, but I need something to drive the Reverb G2 at full resolution.
     
  4. gary996

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,349

    Location: Gillingham Kent

    Gave up ages ago on GPU and CPU. I think the next gen will be out b4 this one
     
  5. ttaskmaster

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,256

    I didn't even bother looking in the first place... Everyone on here said they'd be sold out in seconds and would remain out of stock for ages, because that's how it always goes.
    They weren't wrong, either.

    Basically everywhere will likely continue to be out of stock until the 20k scalpers have made their fortunes, bought their private yachts and retired to the Caymans... whereupon the 4080Ti will be out and there'll be no point in buying the current graphics cards. Of course, by the quarter of the population who can't follow rules will have died of Covid, so there'll be far fewer competing for the new lot and prices might actually drop!

    In the meantime, I'm sure your existing card will still work, right?
     
  6. Kelt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,289

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    Yep, gave up a couple of months ago, after the fiasco at OCUK trying to buy a 3080 at RRP and getting locked out of the transaction halfway through attempting purchase.

    Now waiting until the 4 series of Nvidia cards arrive, and hoping (but not holding any breaths) that the world will be through covid, and stock will have improved.
     
  7. kristmace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Dec 2010

    Posts: 1,374

    Location: W. Yorkshire

    Yep, I've given up.

    My ageing 780 bit the dust last month. I'd love a 3060ti - and I've got the money banked, but I grabbed a 2nd hand 2060 from the members market last week. That will do for now.
     
  8. RayRayFPS

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2020

    Posts: 290

    Hope you have deep wallets. Going to be some fruity pricing.
     
  9. nutsnut

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,976

    Location: Birmingham

    Yes, looks like i'll stick with my 5700xt through 2021.
     
  10. Darujhistan

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,077

    It's gonna be a double-lube and kidney job.
     
  11. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 36,044

    Location: Ireland

    Aye more than likely, the prices on the listings currently most likely are incorrect by a matter of £100 or so.
     
  12. Darujhistan

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,077

    Yes, daylight robbery by anyone's standards.
     
  13. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,582

    Not given up, was half tempted at the 3090FE last night, but ultimately not willing to fork out >1000 for 1 component. Working abroad for next 4 month now so in a way a bit lucky in the sense won't be itching to buy and by the time I get back surely GPUs may be "normal".... ish.

    Just got bits for a computer sat around in the meantime.
     
  14. henson0115

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2013

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: Nottingham

    Boggles the mind that you cant build a pc ATM unless you have a GPU already or unless you want a pre built. One place not struggling is Asia according to many colleagues.
     
  15. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,582

    Wonder if I can get supplied in the Middle East
     
  16. Martini1991

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Sep 2009

    Posts: 29,195

    Location: Dormanstown.

    Ha, I need to set a hard limit.

    If the MBA card is available at the £680 I'll pay it, not going for anything else, maybe a £520 3070
     
  17. henson0115

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2013

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: Nottingham

    Problem is if there's an issue or you need to rma
     
  18. Nerusy

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jul 2010

    Posts: 2,607

    Had a 3090 but sold it at breakeven because I had a lemon of a card and could not justify such spending as I was not using it for productivity, now waiting for 3080 and realising it may take couple of months to get it.

    I suppose I just need to start spending more time outside...wait we can't do that anymore...well damn.
     
  19. henson0115

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2013

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: Nottingham

    Stick your old card back in and lower settings?
     
  20. Gregster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 38,292

    Location: Essex innit!

    Fair bud and with this lockdown, it makes perfect sense to say "**** it" and spoil yourself. I see they had the 3090 in stock on the NVidia site and I proper hovvered over the buy button but glad I didn't but pretty fed up myself now, so not sure how much longer I have in me.