Don’t worry. The card makers are catching on. Making mostly new SKUs of the cards. Bringing retail prices up to scalper prices.The main issue here might be "Scalpers" again grabbing any GPU they can find and then sell them at exorbitant prices afterwards. But given the $999 USD price tag, I hope this time scalper bots don't end up buying all these cards from e-tailers.
But like you have already mentioned, the GPU shortage/supply issue is more likely going to be a huge deciding factor, instead of scalping. I honestly don't think these will retail for $1K USD though. I expect an even higher price tag for these custom cards.
A $1500 price tag hasn't stopped them from continuing to buy up every 3090. The $2000+ price tags on partner cards hasn't stopped them either. Because the mining value means people think they will still be profitable when they buy one at $3,000.But given the $999 USD price tag, I hope this time scalper bots don't end up buying all these cards from e-tailers.
Don’t see why? It’s not like miners are holding off buying the 3080 or 3090 now so why would a card that has been crippled for mining have any influence to miners?The question is will the current 3080s and 3090s skyrocket in price even more since there's no mining restrictions on them?
But then we get slapped by, "It's my money, I can spend it however I want, and it's none of you ducking business."I am simply amazed at the number of stupid people who would buy these cards at these prices
That’s what you would call more money than brains
At least some have been repurposed. This combined with the news of a new 3060 revision with ethereum countermeasures built in would point towards the 3080Ti being delayed until a GA-102 variant with the same crypto handicaps was done. 3080's almost completely disappearing from the market since the new year started could indicate this revision has been in the works a while. With 3080Ti's already shipping which should know soon enough.I must've misread that other news article where 3080Ti dies would be repurposed for 3090s.
3080Ti is still a go then.
FE model for 999USD Nvidia?
That's why it now makes more sense to buy a prebuilt rig. I recently bought an HP Omen 30L that came with a fully spec'd system that included an RTX 3080 for $2199. The price for an RTX 3080 on Ebay is around $2200.Honestly, who, apart from miners and scalpers gives a damn about new GPU stock anymore? With those prices the only accessible cards are 2 generations old and totally inadequate. I'm stuck with my 1050ti because its price is now fcking higher than what I bought it for new in 2017! What the actual flying fck. Not even talking about the fact that in some countries the retailers sell at scalper prices because they can. So really, not even luck can help you. There's shortage of production capacity for semiconductors globally and it will soon be as expensive to buy a computer as it was in the f*cking 90s, these fabs need a lot of time to build and set up. Did you hear about Conexant? Prepare for motherboards to go up in price as well as have shortage there and this goes for both desktop and laptops.
This is just a workaround to obtaining a video card at a normal(ish) price but you still overspend by a big margin, first of all this VC is not at MSRP in this rig and second you spend on a lot more than just the hardware. Also I hate this Apple approach, you don't upgrade your PC anymore, you just buy a completely new one.That's why it now makes more sense to buy a prebuilt rig. I recently bought an HP Omen 30L that came with a fully spec'd system that included an RTX 3080 for $2199. The price for an RTX 3080 on Ebay is around $2200.
Enough patience to avoid unnecessary spending. Especially for item with artificially inflated price to ridiculous level. Paying triple price for GPU to play games is not my life goal, I have other things where to spend 1500$+ with a reason.What's the cutoff point to qualify for more money than brains. Anyone able and willing to spend more than you?
I would rather pay the manufacturer a higher price than a scalper, within reason.Don’t worry. The card makers are catching on. Making mostly new SKUs of the cards. Bringing retail prices up to scalper prices.
I was a Microcenter yesterday buying a new mobo, CPU, RAM and SSD. Thought I’d check if I’d be lucky and come across new cards in stock.
Low and behold there was a big stack of 6700XT and 6900XT. I thought I’d lucked out and be able to buy retail. Building my system in one fell swoop.
Then came the price $850 for the 6700xt and $1850 for the 6900XT. I thought surely this is wrong. I found Microcenterold listings for the same cards for nearly half $480 for the 6700xt.
The clerk informed me these are new SKUs. The old SKUs simply aren’t being made. Looking at the boxes. They changed the color. These were Sapphire cards.
If you’re wondering why you keep seeing announcements of new revisions of cards. Cards which sell out immediately. Wondering why they’re wasting time with this. It’s to release new SKUs at much higher prices. At least that’s my take.
And as has been said ad nauseum the gamers spending triple the MSRP are more likely than not going to mine with them when not gaming so they won't be paying 3 times MSRP when all is said and done.Enough patience to avoid unnecessary spending. Especially for item with artificially inflated price to ridiculous level. Paying triple price for GPU to play games is not my life goal, I have other things where to spend 1500$+ with a reason.
You're right -- people can and should spend their money however they want. I know I've purchased some stuff at prices people would balk at. However, I think the GPU market is different. All GPU vendors are jacking up their prices, competition doesn't exist anymore, and the market is artificially manipulated by scalpers, miners, and backroom distribution deals. Anyone buying from scalpers or Asus really should be called out for financially supporting such a screwed up market. Gaming is an escape everyone should be able to enjoy -- not just streamers and those with deep pockets. The more people who support and justify today's extreme prices, the longer it's going to take for prices to come back down.But then we get slapped by, "It's my money, I can spend it however I want, and it's none of you ducking business."
Well they're certainly right. We shouldn't care, and they don't care...
It's all a matter of ethics.
I'm certain they're intending to make some of the difference back via mining, which is why some folks bite the bullet on the inflated prices.
Do we even know what is in them? I don't think it is anything new, it is too soon since the current market is not exausted yet, maybe the 3090 kind of is but it would always be very niche after prices climbed and the normal consumer does not need a 3090.Are we sure those boxes are actually going to reach retailers?