AMD increases the cost of RX 6000 GPUs by 10% for AIB customers.

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  1. Wrinkly

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    If people are dumb enough to purchase a console based GPU then they are dumb enough to pay a bit more. Good move AMD!
     
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    Retro games, here I come.
     
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  3. H83

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    I never thought I would see the day when buying a GPU is this hard and expensive!

    This kind of news even makes me feel "vindicated" for having bought a Nintendo Switch a week ago...
     
  4. mackintosh

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    Most devs are moving or have long completed a move to consoles. Those still PC exclusive are usually indie titles that would run on a toaster. Bar any crypto crash, PC gaming is on its last legs.
     

  5. Horus-Anhur

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    Today, the difference between PC and consoles is small. PC and consoles use very similar hardware, especially the CPU and GPU.
    In a simplistic way, consoles are just PCs, with a closed OS and Store.
    Game engines, middleware, tools are also very similar. In some cases, they are the same.
    This means that today, it's much faster and cheaper to port between consoles and PC, and vice versa.
    That's why so many PC franchises are coming to consoles, and so many console franchises coming to PC.

    Yes, PC is being hit hard by the chip shortages and the crypto mining craze.
    But the consoles are also being hit. Sony just announced they are reducing the production of the PS5, despite a strong demand from consumers.

    And that idea that PC gaming is dying, is complete nonsense. Even in a terrible year, like 2021.
    It takes all consoles together, to beat the PC games market.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. DannyD

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    Etherium mining is officially ending next year as the coin is going 'legit' into the real world, wait till then for best deals if you can.
     
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  7. barbacot

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    Thank God it is not Nvidia that announces this...otherwise it would be "those green greedy bastards" all over this forum.:p
    Like this it is only silent pain:D
     
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  8. mackintosh

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    My mistake, I'm not up to date on the market. Looks like they moved to mobile gaming then. PC is an ever-shrinking slice of the pie, and that's quite clear from the chart you just posted. Unless GPUs become affordable again, an inevitable wave of obsolescence will kill it off.
     
  9. Horus-Anhur

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    The PC market is not shrinking as total revenue. Neither is consoles.
    It's just that mobile gamming is growing much faster.

    But even smartphones are being hit by the chip scarcity.
    Just today, there are news that smartphone sales dropped 6.8%, because of that.

    The real issue on the PC market is mining.
    If it wasn't for this, the increase to GPU prices would be much smaller.

    But we already had several big companies saying that the chip shortage will be solved by late 2022.
    So we "only" have one more year left in purgatory.
     
  10. barbacot

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    So, let's see:

    I think that nobody knows what will happen in 2022 so they "emanate" all kind of statements...
     
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    You can have a very good used car for that price.
     
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    It is crazy isn't it.
    Little less than a year ago, I sold a fully rebuilt 1994 Saab 900 Turbo for less than the cost of an RTX3090.
    I will never pay more than $800 for ANY videocard.
    I would stop simracing before I do that.
    Consoles are not an option, simply because they don't allow for file tweaks or mods to update the cars and tracks.
    It is computer gaming or another hobby.
    Looking more like the latter.
     
  13. MonstroMart

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    5 years ago i sold a 2007 Mazda 3 in very good shape. I stay 5 min from work so i barely take my car and it's parked inside an interior parking. Engine was a very good shape. Brakes were new. Battery was new. Maintenance done regularly. Sold it for 2 grands. It needed new tires and had a little bit of rust on the back wings but it was still a very good car with a barely used engine in very good shape. That's crazy that today this amount of money doesn't even get you the top GPU on the market. The bubble will burst one day almost sure. People love gaming but at one point you got to re-evaluate your priority in life. Crypto as it is being a speculative investment like all speculative investment it will crash at one point even if it's just for a short period of time and no way enough gamers will accept to pay this much for a GPU to sustain the market. I think both nVidia and AMD are in for a rough ride when crypto will crash cause they are currently angering their main revenue source outside of crypto when it comes to GPU.
     
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    You are right , but profits atm they do not really care , amd sells almost all the good chiplets on the server market inside epyc cpus , in reality we get the very bottom of the barrel the 2 most sold cpus are normally the 5600 and 5900 ,but even the 5800 is lower bin power wise to the ones used in epyc . Now in the long term i am not sure atm they are riding a good mindshare on the cpu department . Anyway those are my thoughts i can be wrong on any of my statements above .
     
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    I got a switch as well a few weeks ago hehe.. Diablo 3 is on the switch! I was so surprised by that, it's pretty fun on there...

    Switch was just a little more than the price of the video card RX580 I was going to purchase at the start of the year before it's price pretty much tripled before I went to buy it along with the CPU/Mobo/Memory upgrade that I did ..and then it was removed from sale before the price ever come back down... now the cheapest AMD video card that is actually available is the RX 6600 for $699.. which is laughable for that segment of video card.
     

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