Given the enormous amount of money involved and potential future profits from crypto mining, I would expect people trying to crack the mining limiter driver would be a small concern vs. organized hackers breaching Nvidia's internal data. Why try hot wiring a car when you can just break into the dealership and grab the keys? That mining limiter is not going to stick -- miners will beat it one way or another.If these have an effective mining limiter that drops hash rates in half, within a couple months or whatever is long enough for people to believe the limiter won't get cracked quickly, the price should drop into the $1500 range where the 3070 is and availability will improve.
I hate to tell you this, but the AUD of ~$1700 is pretty reasonable for Australian pricing.Crazy money unless you are either a miner or have money burning a hole in your pocket. If you already own an RTX 3080 it's best to wait till next year for the 4080 if that's what it's called.
Yup, that's about the nuts and bolts of it. There are a shocking number of Idiots out there very clearly happy paying these idiot prices.Congratulations consumers and miners... by buying these cards at scalper prices, you've proved to these companies that the market price for their gpus are too low. expect msrp to go up drastically as a result
It never really had any in the first place. MSRP is nothing more than the manufacturer's SUGGESTED retail price so manufacturers have at least some sort of idea where AMD and Nvidia intended given SKUs to land in terms of pricing brackets so they can manage engineering and marketing efforts accordingly if they want to land somewhere near the expected generally competitive ballpark, not an obligation of any sort.MSRP no longer holds any meaning nowadays.