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.
“We’ve never lost an American in space, we’re sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.” – 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.
“We’ve never lost an American in space, we’re sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.” – 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.
“We’ve never lost an American in space, we’re sure as hell not gonna lose one on my watch! Failure is not an option.” – 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.
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