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When the Gpu's prices will go down ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sys6em, 13 Jun 2021.

  1. KompuKare

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Dec 2010

    Posts: 1,160

    Yes, but only if they don't suffer the same fate as AMD:
    Which has often meant that even when AMD had the better product, or the better value product, or even the product with better longevity their marketshare barely moved.
     
  2. Troezar

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    Joined: 6 Aug 2009

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    The big difference this time is Intel is a household name, many people already have an Intel PC and Intel are about 10x the size of AMD. Nvidia has a large mindshare but so has Intel. As long as the price to performance is there and they have volume (another advantage having their own fabs) they will sell well. I'd buy one and I was one of those supporting AMD when they weren't mainstream.
     
  3. _Cereal_

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2019

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    at this point intel doesnt even need high end GPUS to compete , ANY GPU would sell like hot cakes considering the market.
     
  4. koh

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    A fall in the price of a commodity, such as GPUs, can happen due to overproduction of the commodity so saturating the market for it. Demand for the commodity declines - could be a recession, an alternative arrives on the market etc. A new player enters the market so increasing price competition between manufacturers. I don't have a crystal ball to predict which is more likely to happen than any other yet, at then end of the day, our precious GPUs are a commodity like every other in the world market so their price can rise as well as fall. I'll be buying 2nd hand again if prices do not come down or get myself a console.
     
  5. KompuKare

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    Not any day soon is re-enforced by recent price movements.

    A certain high-street reseller of used stuff, seems to have raised pretty much all their GPU prices by an across the board +£10 today - or at least for the ones I had previously looked at - so that doesn't bode well for the next few months.

    Xmas isn't going to help plus colder longer evenings also increases demand from gamers (who wants to game when the weather is good outside), or even part time miners (if you're going to be heating, might as well speculate on coins).

    Well there goes my idea of maybe doing a complex swap my backup (and only) card for something else. (Currently using an 1GB R7 260X as I misjudged the market and sold my 6GB 1060 last September hoping to buy back in later. Was recently considering trying to see if I could pick up a 2GB 1050 which with selling my current for vouchers I might have been able to do for +£70. Steep for a 2GB card but a 1050 is a useful backup card anyhow.)
     
  6. Purgatory

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    Last edited: 11 Oct 2021
  7. shamus21

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  8. gpuerrilla

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

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    You know its bad when Black Friday deals end up being same price it was months ago but plastered with 'DEAL' 'discount' etc.
     
  9. Shoza

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    Joined: 5 Jan 2011

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    2 years waiting to buy a new graphics card now (on a 1080 atm) and no regrets. If this continues I’ll buy a PS5 and sack PC gaming.

    thankfully very few good games have come out in the last 2 years so my 1080 still plays everything perfectly. Very surprised by how good Doom Eternal runs on “older” hardware for example.
     
  10. Zarax

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    Joined: 3 May 2021

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    Frankly I'm also surprised at how well my RX590 (we're talking about GTX980 performance) is holding up at 1080p and 1440 in some older titles.

    12nm cards still have some fight left in them, shame that no player is seriously investing in them anymore.
     
  11. Sarge2255

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    Joined: 20 Jan 2021

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    Doom Eternal runs great!

    But with a High Spec PC , you can then do 4k,8k max settings at 120fps, 60fps :p.

    Gaming at [email protected] or 120 is just awesome!
     
  12. gpuerrilla

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    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

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    I nearly did. Missed 3080 on launch, 6800XT on launch then no PS5's in stock. If I had snagged that PS5 would have been a different story!
     
  13. Bug One

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    When people stop seeing them as a source of income.
     
  14. THX1138

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    Location: coventry

    and thats it if you can double your money on a FE selling to miners nothing is going to change.
     
  15. Smokey26

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    Joined: 18 Apr 2010

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    Location: West Midlands

    Go for it mate. Ps5 is fantastic. Ghost of tsushima and ratchet and clank rift apart look better than PC game I've seen. Can't see me upgrading my PC for years. I go back to it to play doom eternal and the odd shooter but every other type of game I'll play on PS5. The prices of GPUs is a joke.
     
  16. Sarge2255

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    Ghost of tsushima looks good, but if it were released on PC it would look much better.
     
  17. Nikolaos

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    This situation is a result of cartel practices. Period.
    Nvidia and AMD got together and fixed the market, like they do for 15 years now.
     
  18. AiiR

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    Yeah, no.
     
  19. kohlditz

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    Location: London innit

    Intel aren't using their own fabs for these, TSMC are building them.
     
  20. Jono8

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 35,083

    Location: Surrey

    It isn't. It is because they are literal money printers, and you can make back what they cost via mining in a matter of months at the moment.

    Until the crypto market has a proper good crash and stays down, GPU prices and availability will not get better.

    Hopefully ethereum going 100% proof of stake will help somewhat soon as well.