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Wow ..Zotac... Wonder if they offer 6 yr warranty if you purchase 100+ units

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by orbitalwalsh, 17 Feb 2021.

  1. orbitalwalsh

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  2. GhostDog1981

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  3. Woodsta888

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    Location: Exmouth, Devon

    Saw something yesterday where the worlds gaming cafes / cyber cafes are finding mining more profitable than their business before. Pictures of cafes with cages of 3080's set up. That's where all the gfx cards went. To burn the worlds leccy producing precisely, nothing.
     
  4. Grim5

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    That's in China. The internet cafes have shut down to the public and just started mining because it makes more money
     
  5. redkrptonite

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    Unbelievable. It’s like there taking the p*ss.
     
  6. Yaayuh!

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    None of these companies give a hoot about gamers specifically, just tailoring to their market/customers in general. Miners have taken a big chunk of the market so stands to reason to aim their products wider than just gamers.

    It's a PR risk when mining takes a dive again and they have to grovel more to gamers but most people would have forgotten by then anyway and still buy Zotac because they sell cheaper models.
     
  7. SkillTim

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    Ironically, their base models suck for mining. The cooler fins are too close together and the hot air has nowhere to go. They get loud so gamers won't want them either. MSI and Palit are better.
     
  8. Kirby Wurm

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    This sort of thing should remain unspoken, surely?
     
  9. varkanoid

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    most of the replies agree its like rubbing it in the faces of "gamers" some go over the top a bit too.

     
  10. Gregster

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    Location: Essex innit!

    You can't blame them. They need to make money as well as all other businesses and mining is one way of mass selling. Personally, miners can do one (or more so the big farm miners) and whilst it continues, us gamers will get bugger all in GPUs or price battles :(
     
  11. Odirse

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    I spotted some ZOTAC 3070 GPUs being on stock yesterday at a competitor's page... they were being sold for +200£ of their initial price... way above +300£ from RRP... it is funny when you compare the card to the FE, which was being sold for like 350 quid less, even when the FE offers better performance than this model in particular... it just doesn't make any sense at all. Wouldn't mind if a couple of this manufacturers dissapear for good after all this, it has been made clear we don't need as many, as it doesn't benefit customers in terms of stock availability or pricing anyway.
     
  12. Janer64

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    I got a Gamer's rig built from a reputable company in England (I'm in Ireland) and on the spec sheet it just said NVidia 3080 and no other name, so I phoned up and said which version would it be and he said one of Zotac, Gigabyte or palit.
    Then when my invoice came through it said Zotac Trinity so I had almost a month to read about it (Brexit 5 week delay but that's another story)
    My takeaway from reading was Zotac was quieter than most but very basic besides that.
    Imagine my surprise when my Rig came and it was the Gigabyte OC Gamers edition and after more reading that def is a superior card to the Zotac.
    I know it's easier said then done but people should simply boycott Zotac.
     
  13. Woodsta888

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    I agree with what you say. I guess GPU manufacturers know that the bubble for cryptocoins will burst so are cashing in on that bubble. The gaming bubble for lockdown, well I guess they've hedged their bets that gamers will still want these cards and wont want to buy ex mining cards. They'll be loads of cards for sale if the mining craze pops and they'll all say, 'never been mined'. Shame they cant put lifetime hours on gfx cards like they do monitors.

    Which one you gonna get when normality returns?
     
  14. ttaskmaster

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    Mining makes money, which is useful and productive. Gaming is simply kids wasting their time and money away, while producing nothing.

    Might as well complain about investment bankers using computers, when gamers could be making use of them instead! :p
     
  15. ljt

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    Location: West Midlands, UK

    You might call it wasting their time, but gaming helps with my mental health issues, my psychologist even recommends I take time out to game! It's a form of therapy for me.
     
  16. muziqaz

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    So is holidays, playing outdoors games...
     
  17. Gerard

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    Mother ******* :mad:
     
  18. snips86x

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    Nailed it, what scum!
     
  19. Janer64

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    I'm simply a games junkie all my life, I'm 57 in April :p
     
  20. muziqaz

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    I'm sorry to say, but you have wasted your whole life :( :D :D Should have started mining the day you were born, to make money, you know to be productive