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Graphics card upgrade question Because it might be a dumb idea

#16 User is offline redhotsonic 

Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:40 AM

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Try using a 1440p monitor (or a 4K TV) and then use a 1024x768 monitor at work =P

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View Postredhotsonic, on 30 January 2018 - 08:40 AM, said:

Try using a 1440p monitor (or a 4K TV) and then use a 1024x768 monitor at work =P


I had the exact opposite scenario. I had a 4k monitor at work, and my 1080s at home. So everytime I came home I had to work on filth. Now that I have my new job, its reversed. 1080s at work, a 4k at home.

Anyone think the price of video cards will drop?

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If cryptocurrencies fuck off and die? Certainly.

Failing that, the supply has to meet the demand and...I don't see that changing anytime soon.

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We'll have to wait until spring when Nvidia is likely to debut their GTX 2000 series and grab one of them instead. Its been almost 2 years since the GTX 1000 series came out.

Even if the mining business crashes into the ground and eBay gets flooded with cheap cards, you don't want to get one which was used at 100% load 24 hours a day for many months. It shortens the life of the cards tremendously.
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Of course not, I wasn't suggesting he buy a second-hand miner card.

It's just a supply/demand thing. Miners are gobbling these cards up faster than Nvidia/AMD can or will produce them. I'm leaning towards "can" myself though...if they could produce them faster, why would they? The scarcity jacks up the value of the cards.

When the GTX 2000 series comes out and all the miners dump their current slaves and grab the new hotness, you might see the prices for the previous generation of cards drop a bit. That's all I can think of, really.

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Unfortunately Nvidia and AMD are not making profit off this, its the retailers and resellers.

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I'm not sure what you mean. Or maybe I was unclear, so I'll put it another way.

There's no reason for Nvidia and AMD to consider any kind of price cuts to keep moving units as long as miners are willing to pay top dollar for cards. If they increased production to be ahead of demand, they'll put themselves in a position where they are more likely to have to cut costs sooner rather than later in order to offload the units that aren't being snapped up. It's better for them to keep the current pace going and waiting for the demand to slide, rather than trying to meet the demand. And the demand won't slide for as long as mining is a big thing. Whatever markup retailers and resellers are applying is irrelevant to Nvidia and AMD here.

AMD has slightly more incentive than Nvidia does to start lowering prices, I think, but not by a whole lot.

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Welp -- since I last made this topic. cards seem to be coming back down. Now I'm debating on picking up a 1060 at their current low(er) prices, or waiting some more. Any thoughts?

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Honestly, I'd spend the extra bit of cash and get the 1070 (especially now that you've mentioned you have a 4K monitor). The 1070 isn't too much more expensive than the 1060, but the performance gain is great. It's also voted the best bang for your buck.

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Supposedly the new cards will be coming out in July. Its been 2 years since the 1000 series were released.
Its likely you'll be able to pay less for something that is faster and consume less power.

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View Postredhotsonic, on 03 May 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

Honestly, I'd spend the extra bit of cash and get the 1070 (especially now that you've mentioned you have a 4K monitor). The 1070 isn't too much more expensive than the 1060, but the performance gain is great. It's also voted the best bang for your buck.

Can confirm, have a 1070 and the performance increase over my mate's 1060 is noticeable. Worth the difference in price, I'd say. This card is great and crushes pretty much anything - I am playing at 1080p though.

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the 1070's are still above MSRP. The 1060's are finally dropping below. I suppose waiting another two months wouldn't hurt.

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Found a 1070 for 400 bucks for pickup only here in Des Moines. I pulled the trigger on it.

If anyone else wants a 1070, store pick up in des moines!

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View PostHez, on 15 May 2018 - 09:46 PM, said:

Found a 1070 for 400 bucks for pickup only here in Des Moines. I pulled the trigger on it.

If anyone else wants a 1070, store pick up in des moines!

Enjoy man, it's good times. As said, not played on 4k with mine yet but if the performance I've had is anything to go by, you won't regret it

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