Funny thing is those cheap Pascals and Polaris are currently skyrocketing in price today, maybe the same thing will happen in the future when 40 or 50 series cards launches right at another mining boom, who knows.I'm looking forward to the flood of 30 series cards that hit the 2nd hand market for cheap when the next hard crypto-crash happens, and Nvidia's reaction afterwards when the next gpu lineup doesn't sell as well.
It didn't help the already unimpressive Turing sales at all when the last crash happened; plenty of GTX 10 and RX 400/500 cards were available.
I'm not one to purchase anything 2nd hand, but I understand that I'm an odd man out for thinking like that.
The crashes will happen. It's just a matter of when, but they're inevitable. The system is simply not infinitely sustainable.Funny thing is those cheap Pascals and Polaris are currently skyrocketing in price today, maybe the same thing will happen in the future when 40 or 50 series cards launches right at another mining boom, who knows.
In the end I'd probably drive my current GPU(s) to the ground, poor mates can't have a rest
That's not really accurate. In fact, all of Nvidia's consumer graphics cards already put artificial limits in place to greatly limit their performance in certain professional workloads, as a means of encouraging professionals to spend multiple times as much on their workstation and data center cards.Not to mention the potentially dangerous precedent set by a hardware manufacturer purposefully limiting your component’s power.