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    Is it just me....

    Or has the retail prices of GPU's skyrocketed despite the stronger Randela??

    Just to think I was lowballed so hard two weeks ago,,,
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    Re: Is it just me....

    It's all over, check Amazon and newegg...

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    Re: Is it just me....

    some of us wouldn't know

    we can't upgrade/change every 2 weeks so no need to look around

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    Re: Is it just me....

    Not just you.. I'v been watching some GPU's & seen ~R1k increase in 2 weeks on a 1070Ti... There were actually 3 price increases in the last 3 weeks on Scan.co.uk, but I can't recall the original price, I just remember looking oneday, hoping to catch a flash sale & thinking "WTF, this was R500 cheaper yday".

    Pretty much ever place is out of stock, which I think is why prices are going up... Not sure if retailers are waiting for a re-up or if they're holding back as Volta is immenent... Looking at the site below, everthing has spiked, globally.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/trends/pric...ce-gtx-1070-ti
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    Re: Is it just me....

    Quote Originally Posted by sal12345 View Post
    Or has the retail prices of GPU's skyrocketed despite the stronger Randela??

    Just to think I was lowballed so hard two weeks ago,,,
    dram shortages it's going to get worse.... It will probably get better in June or July by the sounds of it

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    Re: Is it just me....

    Memory Chip shortages were expected to push costs up by $5-$20 on the mid-high end GPU market.
    That combined with the demand by miners... The inflated GPU prices of the past year are just the norm now.
    Until there is a crypt scare and people part out their miners...

    Gaming used to be the driving force behind improving GPUs, but for most of this decade it has been shifting to AI and high parallel computation. Their increase demand and bigger wallets just take preference. Gaming has become a secondary function of GPUs
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    Re: Is it just me....

    Eish and I was swearing the Sheeple and their Iphone X's...
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    Re: Is it just me....

    From some point it feels as well as suppliers are placing a little levies on GPU`s due to shortages. Some of my new gpu`s is more expensive now that what it was when the rand was R14/$. But saying that is only some suppliers.

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    Re: Is it just me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Off-The-Chart View Post
    some of us wouldn't know

    we can't upgrade/change every 2 weeks so no need to look around
    That maybe but you can look at the Restaurant menu as long as you eat at home...
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