Video card sales again dropped compared to last year

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    That there have been some massive changes and shifts in GPU sales should not come as a surprise as the mining segment pretty much collapsed, and newer model graphics cards have become too expensive f...

    Video card sales again dropped compared to last year
     
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  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Nothing new here. Pick your own reason for it, because there's a couple of them when we look back at 2018.
     
  3. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Around a 5% decline isn't quite as bad as it sounds when you consider the mining situation.
     
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  4. Backstabak

    Backstabak Master Guru

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    The last two paragraphs are repeating boss.

    As for the data, it's unsurprising that with the fall of cryptomining, there would be no reason to pay obscene prices for the GPUs, unless you absolutely had to. Let's hope this year it will stabilize a bit, especially with the coming 1100 series from NVIDIA and Navi from AMD.
     

  5. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Pc gaming is on the rise? Hah.
     
  6. Petr V

    Petr V Master Guru

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    Who will buy overpriced and lousy performance gpu's?
    Make no sense to buy it now.
     
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  7. HybOj

    HybOj Member Guru

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    Next year will be better. Its bad situation now, and Im glad my gtx970 OCed is still holding fine...
    And my FX8300 @ 4,1ghz as well... fine wine style.
    8gb ddr3 2133hmz with manually tightened timings
    and Samsung SSD

    Still rolling good, waiting for things to normalize (Ryzen 3 and new gfx cards from both vendors, or even from intel if that happens)

    Happy camping
     
  8. Reqruiz

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    I bought Radeon RX480 two years ago and there is just no good upgrade for me because I don't want to pay 500$ and more for GPU. I could buy RX590 or new GTX1660 / 2060 but I think it's too small perf increase. RX480 is still beast @ 1080p in games that I usually play so what is the point to buy any new card just little more powerful? I thought there will be something new in two-three years at RX480 price that is much more powerful but there isn't. I'm waiting for Navi and I hope it will be my upgrade that I'm waiting for. I expect GTX1080 perf for 200-300 bucks. We're close to it but not yet there.

    And I think there are people with similar problem - they own 1060's/580's and they play at 1080p so right now there is just no need to upgrade. And even if they want to upgrade there is no good option to do it. I mean I know there are great cards with great performance but come on - who wants to pay 700 bucks for GPU... just few people.
     
  9. HardwareCaps

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    RTX anyone?
     
  10. icedman

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    This is no surprise with these current gen turds Nvidia has released the only card worth while for the masses is the 1660 and that's only if you're not already on a 10xx series card already. And I dont even want to comment on AMD's current offerings.
     

  11. Petr V

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    Sure no.
     
  12. rl66

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    I don't think this is the main reason, for most people APU and IGP are enough for the PC, even for gaming (despite all the add for gaming graphic card) and generation Y is a passive consumer, that generaly doesn't know much about harware and don't care about it.
    Also with the rise of the cost of life even in the 3rd world, the priority for people is food and energy.
    If the world were in the same situation than 4 year ago, price wouln't be a so big problem.
     
  13. mentor07825

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    I'm in the same boat. RX480 8GB card but I'm rocking a 2K 144hz monitor. It'll do the job for now but I'm itching to replace it. Just, as you've pointed out, there's little incentive right now as the current offerings are poor. I'm looking to stick with AMD because of Freesync so I hope Navi provides a healthy range of cards.
     
  14. 0blivious

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    I bought a 1070 over 2 years ago and there's simply been no compelling upgrades. The pricing has gone crazy and the new series aren't even that much better than what I already have.

    Pretty easy decision, really. I could see this (me not upgrading) going another 2 years.
     
  15. Petr V

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    Water,food and then energy but you got good point in this.
    And it will be problematic with these basic resources.
    Later we probably will need harder hardware then computer parts.
    And about price no one likes pay more for every new gen product they release.
     
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    sure, high prices fault, videocards with prices so much higher than last series and same improvement percentage like always
     
  18. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I gladly upgrade for half the price.
     
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    Happy that Nvidia is supporting Freesync now. That's a good thing for everybody :)

    I'm still torn between justifying the purchase of a 1080p/1440p card considering how little gaming I do on my PC now compared to console. Let alone deciding on if I want to shell out $50+ on the ASUS STRIX 1660 Ti O6G, a different version of the 1660 or opt for the RTX 2060.
     
  20. SerotoNiN

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    I expected a bigger decline now that mining is over. This is actually impressive to me. When you factor in the inflated numbers of the last year or so.
     

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