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Graphics Prices will finally come down:

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Bitmain Has Developed an Ethereum ASIC Miner, Wall Street Analyst Claims

"A leading Wall Street research firm has slashed price targets for leading chipmakers Nvidia and AMD, claiming that it has received confirmation that cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has begun producing Ethereum ASIC miners."

They have cracked the ASIC resistant Cryptonight.
 

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With ETH and Zcash holding the lion's share of people's AMD/Nvidia interests respectively, this will have more than a limited impact. Some people are going to get that itch very quickly to move over to ASIC miners. Stars in your eyes can blind you but hey, people have the money to spend.
 

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With ETH and Zcash holding the lion's share of people's AMD/Nvidia interests respectively, this will have more than a limited impact. Some people are going to get that itch very quickly to move over to ASIC miners. Stars in your eyes can blind you but hey, people have the money to spend.

Edit: The impact will be felt far more on the second-hand market as the inevitable off-loading begins.
 

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The 1st batch releases in July which in turn means bitmain would have already started there pre mining in russia their latest mining site and now that they formed a partnership with ice rock mining Corp the hash rates will flatten

With that being said many miners still beileve in Zcash/Eth platform and most companies are dropping btc as a payment option so yes the way forward will be interesting

2nd hand gpu market is flooded but new gpu prices at retail hasnt changed dramatically ;) ...
 

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Here's to a lot of ads saying they never mined before XD. Everyone better sell very soon if they want anything for their cards what-so-ever
 
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Funny how guys say prices are dropping yet I see resellers selling them at higher prices yet still plus many 2nd hand cards for sale stating no warranty for more expensive then they should be with a void warranty, market is still a bit screwed for some reason
 

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Funny how guys say prices are dropping yet I see resellers selling them at higher prices yet still plus many 2nd hand cards for sale stating no warranty for more expensive then they should be with a void warranty, market is still a bit screwed for some reason
The fact that there are any cards available at all (new or 2nd hand) is already an improvement, and a 1080Ti for R11k? That's pretty good if you ask me.

2nd hand prices will only drop if the new prices come down significantly or if the 2nd hand market starts getting flooded. The latter is more likely and even then, it'll take a while for it to have an effect on pricing.
 
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The fact that there are any cards available at all (new or 2nd hand) is already an improvement, and a 1080Ti for R11k? That's pretty good if you ask me.

2nd hand prices will only drop if the new prices come down significantly or if the 2nd hand market starts getting flooded. The latter is more likely and even then, it'll take a while for it to have an effect on pricing.
Agreed, will take a while to notice if there is an improvement.
 

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Retail pricing wont drop in a hurry vs international market price drops as the dollar is over R12 which is 1 of factors to consider

The volume of gpus purchased abroad compared to SA is a drop in the ocean ...
 

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Don't know why you guys don't want to see that prices are falling, but its already down AT LEAST 10% since last week.
 
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