It is, and I've considered putting my son's RX 5700 up for sale, and swapping him back to his RX 580. He knows the 5700 performs better, but given the prices, even he's been like "well, the 580 wasn't terrible..."looks at his GTX 960 and thinks... i never thought it would be worth anything again.
Puts it away as its nice to have a spare.
this is getting silly.
Nvidia was selling every Ampere card before the mining surge, and it would have made a lot of money off Ampere at the official prices. Being able to sell every GPU (and then some) at inflated prices just means Nvidia is making even more money. So are its partners. As long as Nvidia doesn't be the farm on a continuing mining surge, it will be fine -- better than fine. If the bubble popped today, right now, and prices dropped back to MSRPs, all that would happen is profits would decrease. Plus, Nvidia likely sells most of its GPUs through contracts with third party AIBs, meaning it doesn't even get a lot of the benefit. That Asus/MSI/Gigabyte/EVGA/etc. RTX 3060 Ti card selling for $649 or whatever? Nvidia still sold the GPU to the AIB at the original contract price (probably something like $199). AIB profits will be hardest hit when the bubble pops, and they'll be the ones dealing with RMAs for years to come.This must be embarrassing for Nvidia that gamers are being forced to turn to 9-series cards now. Nvidia is going to get absolutely screwed once the crypto bubble pops again.
Correct Bought used RX 580 4GB for 100€ as Christmas present from our local craigslist in December. Now price for this same used card in same site is already doubled.$450 for an RX 580 8gb??? That's USED??? Wut??? Less than a year ago I bought this brand new: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-radeon-rx-580-deal#xenforo-comments-3581510
To think that I could turn around and sell it a year later for more than 300% of its price is absolutely insanely tempting... Just the principle of it! I mean, I could drop in my old 6970 2gb and go back to playing older games... What a crazy market! Total insanity.
hmm, a good point - spares would definitely be needed. I do have an extra RX 580 that a friend from work loaned me before the pandemic. Twice I've offered to drop it off with him, and he just says "no hurry."I wouldn't sell it, as it only takes bad luck and me needing a new GPU... the 960 isn't a great alternative but since only other one is Intel graphics in the 4690K, I think I would accept it while looking for an expensive replacement.
I would prefer it if a replacement was possible to buy.
I don't know if I would sell a GPU now when spares so handy to have.
Before all this i was picking up bulk deals on R9 390's for like $55 a piece, and RX 470 and 570 4GB's for $65 - 70 a piece after the 390's dried up. I bought a Vega 56 for $180, a GTX 1070 for $150, and the current RX 5700 im using for $260. I don't see those deals coming back for a little while, but when the bottom finally falls out, there are going to be some sweet pickings.Correct Bought used RX 580 4GB for 100€ as Christmas present from our local craigslist in December. Now price for this same used card in same site is already doubled.
True. Now I'm a little sad about GTX 770 2GB sold by me about 60€ in January. Should ask at least 90€ for it. But it was included in a bulk deal together with my old system made still in November 2020 and I'm not that scrooge.Before all this i was picking up bulk deals on R9 390's for like $55 a piece, and RX 470 and 570 4GB's for $65 - 70 a piece after the 390's dried up. I bought a Vega 56 for $180, a GTX 1070 for $150, and the current RX 5700 im using for $260. I don't see those deals coming back for a little while, but when the bottom finally falls out, there are going to be some sweet pickings.
Great article!Digging through current ebay pricing and real-world performance, Nvidia's 2014-era GTX 970 emerges as a value champ.
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