Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 11, 2021.
available here at msrp
I wanted a 360 ti or a 3070 card to replace my old 1070, but with the prices they are selling for, I think I will wait a month or two. Prices on used cards are high, so mabye i will sell my 1070, and only use the cpu build in gpu, and buy a new GPU when the shortage is over. Just have to fininsh Cyberpunk first
329 times 2 is 658 Hilbert, not 750.
Still not good, and yes "ALMOST" twice the price. And that is how you should have worded it. So many mistakes and misquotes, grammatical errors here lately. I think you need some proof readers.
This has nothing to do with "PC Gaming".
so glad I bought a 2070s early last year.
Ya I bought a used 5700XT about 16 months back for $350, works great, funny part is I could sell it for a pretty good profit now, I won't, LoL.
In Portugal GPU prices are going much higher than MSRP, double is many cases. 3060 at 700€.
yeah I could probably do the same and even my old 1070 is worth almost what I paid for it just before the last mining crunch.
Sweet Jesus! 1660s sells for 440+euro!! 1060 6gb sells for 370?!?! 580 8gb sells for 400+!!! 1050ti sells for 250-280! Holy cow! EVGA released a miner PSU?! World is gone crazy! Even PS5 (900-1000) and new Xbox (400-500 and 800-900+) prices gone crazy where i live!
On the other hand Nvidia Geforce NOW lowered the cpu power of their systems to get more people into GFNow. (they promised to upgrade systems but they did the opposite!) https://www.reddit.com/r/GeForceNOW/comments/kf19f5/how_gfn_dealt_with_long_queues_heres_how_cpu/ It is impossible to play an AAA game on the service now without stutter, cpu bottleneck and crazy low fps. This is CRAZY!
edit: i checked again, and 3060ti costs 1000-1050usd now here. I am guessing 3060 will be near 900-950$
3060 costs the same as 3060ti everywhere.
Hard realities of the modern age with current prices. Our hobby has basically become someone else's business and their buying power is huge. We literally are talking pallet by pallet of gpus kind of buying power.
Regarding Nvidia cards; ime I've found that as long as you don't get greedy with overclocking and give them a nice gold or better power-supply, then, Nvidia cards can last for years.
Sell cards directly to miners driving prices to the moon, Raise MSRP double what it was before= Profit.
Welp guess my 1080 is gonna keep on keepin on.
And 2021 was supposed to be better than 2020, lol
The hell?! Just bought from NE EVGA 3070 for $650 for my work comp.
They will soon buy those for mining too, probably XSX first - would be easier to exploit/mod.
If they buy laptops for over $1000 to mine on them now, a $500 console that can mine is a gold (altcoin) mine, no pun intended.
Me with my 1060 seeing people worried about their 1080s.
Imagine you are a company which product provides "entertainment" in some sort of way for people who prefer or have to be indoors, suddenly other kind of entertainments either rely on your product or simply cannot be accessed to.
What do you do?, keep prices at the same price or increased accordingly to the demand increase since other kind of leisure activities are not as available / allowed at the moment
Take advantage of the situation to make big bucks, they are after all "trapped" indoors and have to pay whatever you ask in order to have access to the very few option of leisure.
Choose your poison; personally I think is a mix of both, for sure there has been an increase in demand, but NOWHERE even remotely to the point of having global shortages of this magnitude, so, lets take that argument as an excuse an manipulate the prices artificially and bleed the customers.
Simple, you want it then pay it, if not, f**k off; simple corporation decisions behind prices and production when the situation benefits them.
The only solution is completely give them a big middle finger and just let them rot with their products this and the next and after the next year, they are basically acting like the mor**ns who bought toilet paper en masse, the only way to punish them is by not buying them sh*t, unfortunately some parts are absolutely necessary, for some sectors, so I do not see such actions making any difference.
Only real action we will end up facing is just leave completely anything related with video card in terms of leisure (mainly call it games) if we can make the deman drop so hard they feel threatened to lose some money, they will have to go back to real prices, not this pumped BS.
This scalping is getting out control, I think geting ps5 for 499$ is bargain if this prices and scalping is just gona keep get more out of control
Sorry to break your bubble but as you said, you do not know the reality of these cards since they have not been launched globally, but this kind of situation just makes everyones red lights turn on (or what´s the idiom?), yeah sure lots of places have really absurd prices for technology products (like india or as you mentioned brazil), but I dare to say this levels of absurdity is not unheard; gonna add another place in the world to your argument; Mexico, Aug - Oct 2020 prices for 5600 -5700 xt where around 6000 to 10000 MXN, I even saw in amazon for like 2 months a Liquid Devil Powercolor 5700xt (the one with waterblock) at 9500 so damn tempting to buy it considering regular ones where 10-12 000, right now you cannot find neither of both at not less than 20 000, almost double the price, 5600 XT are about inexistent, and other older GPUs like 570s are crazy expensive as well.
Yeah some prices are from other sellers not amazon and anyway some from amazon are high.
Yeah at this point can we all just stop pretending MSRP is actually what they suggest? More like Manufacturer's PR BS Lie Price. MPRBSLP.
The few major computer stores in Canada don't even do back orders anymore as there is no stock coming. So the whole ordering and waiting 2-3 months option is now gone, even at already bloated and stupid prices, that still somehow aren't as bad as other places in the world.