NVIDIA: GPU prices will continue increasing through Q3 2018

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ha ha ha to the haters who said " Don't buy a 1080Ti on release day for £695".
     
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    Can someone tell me who is doing the price gouging?
    Nvidia/AMD; do they put the trade price up because of Ram shortages?
    Are the Retailers adding extra money to the original price to screw over customers?

    Who is turning the £300 cards to £600? Who is making that extra £300 profit?
     
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    Market forces, those at each level will charge the maximum they can whilst still generating sales. There is a price/volume ratio that varies according to supply and demand. It's the same for all businesses.
     
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    i had saved up 3000€ for this years upgrades, cpu / ram / gpu.

    but guess what? i bought a nintendo switch and 8 games, four 8tb hdds for my home server, a new mobile phone, a 4k screen and a new server case and psu. the rest of the money will go down the drain for beer, fun and my girl. my pc`s can age from now on, i don`t care. i wont blow out my money for them, at the current pricing.

    it seems like jim sterling say`s: "they don`t want a lot of money, they want all the money!!" so i give them no money until i must buy cus my systems are dead in the gutter.
     
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    i really wish cpu mining was the in thing, not GPUs, cos gpu upgrading is more important when it comes to gamiing, cpu can survive a fair amount of time
     
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    I'm glad I don't need a new video card any time soon, but this sucks for anyone who does....and I feel bad for those people.
     
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    From what I've heard a chunk of the gouging is the RAM suppliers causing nVidia/AMD to increase their official MSRP, but the vast majority of it is the retailers selling cards at insane prices. Every official partner site I've seen selling cards had them far closer to MSRP or at MSRP versus what's available in stores at 2-3x that. The big issue with the RAM isn't that it just raises the direct price (last increase I heard was $30 USD per 8GB GDDR5 direct cost to the card manufacturers), it's that it's part of the reason for the shortage. Partners are hesitant to order enough RAM at such high prices to keep enough stock going for prices to not go nuts. They don't want to risk being stuck with a ton of overstock like the last time a crash happened.

    Great for nVidia and would have been great for AMD if they were selling anything, but 2017 and now 2018 are turning out to be the (relative) worst year for PC gamers that I can remember. We're not going to get high frame rates at 4K becoming a standard anytime soon.
     
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    When Nvidia releases their new line up in the next few months, these miners will buy up every single damn card that is available. A GTX 2080 is going to end up costing 1500 bucks as a result. Mining, the way gamers are meant to be played. We are going to have some disappointing times ahead for all who just want to buy a card for gaming.
     
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    Maybe some people thought I was joking when I suggested buying an Xbox 1 X previously, but these days it's the best gaming experience you're going to get on a budget. It can deliver a 1080p/60fps or 4K/30fps experience at high enough of a quality that it should be fine for PC gamers, if the loading times and input lag don't kill you. When a video card that's not even the top model costs $1.5K, it's time to ask yourself how much of an increase to the enjoyment it will bring over a $500 XB1X.

    I hate the tight restrictions, and horrible loading times, (and plethora of other issues) of consoles as much anyone, but if I really wanted to play games at a decent quality, was on a budget, and couldn't wait, I'd actually buy a console. Unlike the PS3/360 generation, there isn't some horrendous face-melting difference versus a mid range PC. No 1024x576 res games running at 20fps with textures so low res that you can count the pixels. *cough*Platinum Games*cough*

    The market due to video card and RAM prices is so screwed that it's actually cheaper to buy a pre-built system than build your own. Time to buy consoles folks.
     
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    If the hardware you currently have is functional and sufficient to run newer games, there's no reason to jump over to consoles. If you actually NEED a new graphics card, on the other hand, consoles aren't a bad idea as a way to hold out until prices finally become reasonable again.

    What I wonder is, how much of this shortage is real and how much is just a way to justify higher prices down the road.....
     
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    I'm not sure this issue has hit gami g laptops, I've bought a NV 1060 based MSI lappy for less money than I did a 970M lappy 2 years ago.
     
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    Backlog and retro gaming it is then.
     
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    Like... if the trend continues, it might be CHEAPER to buy a gaming laptop rather than build a desktop with the same specs! I know it sounds silly to have a laptop with a 1070 costing over $1800, but heck, it costs about that much for a desktop these days anyway! o_O
     
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    ^This and some PS4 games for me. I wonder how the rising prices will affect game publishers.
     
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    Damn , i guess it's time to dial back the mad OC on my rx480(1480mhz) , i don't have the $$ to buy a replacement in case it dies xD , god know's when we will se decent gfx's cards under 300euros again :(
     
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    PC gaming is leaving its last breath.
    A mid range GPU costs around 450-500 euros now.
    RAM prices are triple from what they should be.
    And I'm here waiting for the next component price doubling.
    PSUs? Fans? Coolers? Motherboards?
    Those companies now are looking ways to double their prices as well.
    They are feeling left out from the huge feast.
    It's beyond ridiculous.
    Good thing my GTX970 can still handle my 1080p 60hz monitor.
     
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    I'm happy currently with my Ryzen 2400G :)
     
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    Well it's like they say in the crytpocurrency world when a shitcoin is released... TO THE MOON! Guess there's where the GPU prices will head to as well.
     
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