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De Shizz

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The dangers of buying graphics cards from crypto miners
The only thing I think you have to be wary of on mining GPUs is the memory, most miners underclock and undervolt the core but boost the memory because most algorithms (especially ETHASH) are memory intensive. But I reckon you'd have to run the card for a stupidly long time to wear out the memory chips.
 

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Has the market crashed or upturned ???

Cryptocurrency mining demand accounted for as much as 10% of AMD's first-quarter 2018 revenue this year, according to the chip maker.We will continue to support our commercial miners aswell as gamers
 

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To those who buy graphics card regularly what are your idea of a good price for a 1070?
 
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I hope crypto prices gets slashed very hard with this new downtrend so that it is not attractive to mine with GPUs anymore. It will spare a lot of headaches in the gaming community.
 

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If I look at Amazon and Newegg prices the overall cost of a 1080Ti already dropped by $300-$400, still not what they were at launch but edging a lot closer. With BTC crashing back to below $8k again it is strange that the prices haven't normalized yet. Gpu vendors trying to squeeze that last bit of revenue probably.

I bet the new 1180/2080 or whatever will launch at normal prices of around $650-$700 though. Let's say $750 to account for the spiked ram price. With the rand being a lot stronger now than a year or 2 ago that should equate to R12k give or take here which I can live with. I still think max $700 though because it's not a Ti so shouldn't even be above $650.
 

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There is not 1 retailer in SA whos willing to drop their prices to sub 12/13K for a ti as most brands cost much more also take into account most suppliers are sitting with back orders !

Furthermore amazon has dropped prices agreed but its not going to 699usd ;) until nvidia reveals their roadmap for future releases and by the time that happens alot of people will either stick with what they have or cough up hahahaha

Nvidias reported income from crypto mining is at 289 million 1st quarter
 

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Yeah the 1st quarter was a great profit booster for them, but since then Crypto has been falling, it recovered for a while above $9k but it's going down again as I expected it will. Already reaching for $7k again. At the moment mining Crypto isn't very profitable for the average joe so that's why you've been seeing so much gpu offloading.

By July if crypto hasn't recovered it won't be viable to launch the new flagship at ridiculous prices, because 90% of their market will be gamers again.
 

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Prices almost back to normal now on Amazon and Newegg (like $100 off still but almost there). Our country obviously tries to keep the prices inflated, but I do see Wootware's prices have dropped a bit.

I still stand by my view that the next 1180/2080 GPU will launch at relatively normal prices ($650-$750)
 

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Prices almost back to normal now on Amazon and Newegg (like $100 off still but almost there). Our country obviously tries to keep the prices inflated, but I do see Wootware's prices have dropped a bit.

I still stand by my view that the next 1180/2080 GPU will launch at relatively normal prices ($650-$750)
Well unless the new cards are mining power houses, which I doubt, I agree with you. If demand for cards was pushed up by mining and mining is now longer a thing, well, then it's time for the gamers to rejoice.

I've seen 1070 cards being sold for very good prices here. The 10 series mining is over. I can imagine that a gamer who wants a cheap AMD is in heaven - there are a ton of really great cards for sale.

I don't think mining cards are that much of a risk - some people never switch off their machines and use them in really brutal apps, overclocked and overvolted.
 

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Also read:

Graphics Card Prices Are Finally Falling But Should You Buy Or Wait?

Recent data suggests that GPU supply might be stabilizing and prices falling


Without resorting to name calling, I believe that the prices will go down with the debut of NVidia's so-called "turing" cards which we don't yet know anything about... (please if anyone can tell me more about the upcoming 11 series and what they will entail + references, I will really appreciate this).

Also consider that Asus and other companies are now making cards specifically for mining which are waaaaaaay more effective at mining (spread the good news) and means miners (yes you) wont be buying up all of our stock anymore.

Reference:
MINING-P106-6G
 
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