March 10, 2018 at 3:14 am #22585
Here is an interesting technology comparison articles. The nVidia 580 (released in 2010) and nVidia 680 (released in 2012) were considered the top of the line video cards when originally released. the nVidia 1050 and 1050Ti, both released in late 2016, are considered low-end cards. Yet, because of technological improvements (improved performance, lower power consumption, more graphics memory), the performance of the 1050Ti is just a few frames better than the the 680.
Why even have the comparison? Because of the CyberCurrency craze, the price of even the low-end cards have spiked…. if you can get them. The 1050Ti is supposed to be a $150 card, but is now selling for around $250-$300 which is even higher than nVidia’s MSRP…. if you can find one in stock. Thus, you have to scrounge around the used card market.
“You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene KranzMarch 14, 2018 at 1:07 pm #22621
*bites tongue to keep from mentioning yet again that the cryptocurrency fad will all come to nothing but tears*
I’m glad I got the video cards I have when I did. They do what I need them to do. Not gonna complain.March 14, 2018 at 3:25 pm #22624
Earl: Dutch Tulip Bulb Mania.
“You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene KranzMarch 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm #22647
See also: Beanie Babies.March 22, 2018 at 6:08 am #22694
It may be that card prices may finally be dropping again. A 1080Ti card which, for a while, would have set you back $1,899 at it’s peak (if you could get one) is around the more sane levels of $999.
Then, of course, there is the report that child abuse imagery found within bitcoin’s blockchain. This could make possession of Bitcoin a bit problematic legally.
“You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene KranzApril 11, 2018 at 10:32 am #22832
Then, of course, there is the report that child abuse imagery found within bitcoin’s blockchain.
I had to go look this up…and…I don’t know how to insert a barfing emoticon in the forums, but just take it on good faith that there is, in spirit, a row of them here:
:barf:May 8, 2018 at 4:29 am #23021
A 1080Ti was spotted for $770 yesterday.
June 28, 2018 at 12:11 am #23231
Sigh… I elected not to wait for the 1180Ti, and instead just ordered a overclocked 1080 card for $560+tax. Looking at the CamelCamelCamel price tracking, this is the lowest price in months before the Cybercurrency drove things through the roof.
July 1, 2018 at 1:57 am #23241
The 1080 arrived Saturday. Plugged it in, and nice improvement on performance over my 980.
November 16, 2018 at 8:46 am #24840
Heh…the bubble has burst. Nvidia was happy to ride the wave, but neglected to remember that waves come crashing down. Whoops. [LINK]
(Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) on Thursday forecast disappointing sales for the holiday quarter, pinning the blame on unsold chips piling up with distributors and retailers after the evaporation of the cryptocurrency mining boom.
The Santa Clara, California-based company also posted sales that missed expectations for its third quarter. Shares plunged nearly 17 percent in late trading to $168.32.
For decades, Nvidia has supplied gaming cards to boost computer graphics, but in recent years cryptocurrency miners adopted the company’s cards to turn bits into wealth.
Chief Executive Jensen Huang said prices for Nvidia’s gaming cards had risen with the cryptocurrency frenzy, driving some buyers away. As the frenzy receded and card prices came down, Nvidia expected sales volumes to grow again as buyers who were priced out came back.
But that process was slower than Nvidia expected, Huang said, saying he expects inventories to be at normal levels by the end of the current quarter.
“The crypto hangover lasted longer than we expected,” Huang said on a conference call. “We thought we had done a better job managing the cryptocurrency dynamics,” he later added.November 17, 2018 at 4:11 am #24842
From Seeking Alpha: Nvidia Appears To Have A GPU Inventory Problem . Article was posted on June 19, 2018.
The Pascal generation (10xx series) of nVidia cards were initially released in mid 2016, and the next generation codenamed Turing (20xx series) was expected to be launched. This put gamers in a bind… do I purchase the current generation now, or wait for next generation. I personally threw up my hands and got a 1080. Now, the 2070 is roughly the same game performance as the 1080, however, the 1080 is cheaper. Want a 2080? Prepare to pay at least $800. 2080Ti for 4K gaming at 60 FPS? That’s be at least $1,200… and hope your card doesn’t catch on fire or suffers from a QA failure.
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