Question are video card prices headed down yet?

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moonbogg

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Wouldn't be surprised if they got "help".
Yep, those hilariously priced 3080Tis just aren't selling, so they have to reel in the cryptobros to take up the slack at FULL PRICE. I'm sure they will sell by the truck load and start going for $3000 on ebay any minute now?
 
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RnR_au

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Or time to wait for eth PoS.

But if you want an upgrade now, I don't think you will save much more over the next few months.
 

Stuka87

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I am really debating on replacing my 5700 XT with a 6800 XT now that they are regularly in stock. But then on the other hand, RDNA 3 may hit this year. But when it does, they of course will be hard to find. So its upgrade now, or wait even longer. My current card does do most of what I want, its by no means a bad card. But I originally got it several years ago as a stop gap until RDNA 2 came out. But well, then miners ended that idea.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Time to co-opt some language: its time to HODL with those Diamond Hands.

Wait for next gen or wait for the glut of cheap used inventory. Don't reward AMD & NV & AIB & Scalpers for finally having MSRP availability 1.5 years after launch and 6 months away from the next gen products.
 

GunsMadeAmericaFree

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I still think it is funny that the 4GB RX 550 low profile card I bought about 3 years ago used is selling for about 40% more than what I paid for it back then......
 

uclaLabrat

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I am really debating on replacing my 5700 XT with a 6800 XT now that they are regularly in stock. But then on the other hand, RDNA 3 may hit this year. But when it does, they of course will be hard to find. So its upgrade now, or wait even longer. My current card does do most of what I want, its by no means a bad card. But I originally got it several years ago as a stop gap until RDNA 2 came out. But well, then miners ended that idea.
In the same boat. 5700xt plugs right along at 1440p, but a 6800xt is awfully tempting...not enough to bite based on expectations for 7800xt/4080, but potential supply felays have me second guessing. Especially if were nearly a year out from 7800xt.
 

Meghan54

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Bricking was an AIB issue. AMD drivers are terrible for their video cards. NVidia has their fair share of problems, including a few decade old bugs, but the instances of NVidia having buggy drivers releases often is far less than AMD. Apart from value (cheaper price) and better raster performance today compared to launch and a long time after, what do AMD cards have to offer to consumers? I'm not anti-AMD here, but I don't see the point in spending money on their video cards when there's a better alternative, even if it costs more.

By all means keep living in a world where you think AMD driver stability is on equal footing to NVidia. People love to ignore the problems RDNA has. The only AMD products worth buying are their processors. It's fine. People are free to spend their money however they want, even on an overall inferior product.
Been hearing this line of bull feces for the entire 16 years AMD has owned ATi. And the lemmings never stop dribbling this out their pie holes. Guess it makes you feel better.....somehow? Maybe that you overpaid for something........
 

fleshconsumed

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I still think it is funny that the 4GB RX 550 low profile card I bought about 3 years ago used is selling for about 40% more than what I paid for it back then......
That probably has more to do with form factor. Low volume niche items like low profile/single slot/no external power cards are going to hold their value fairly well because there is no substitute if you need one...
 

aigomorla

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I see AMD cards dropping like flys in pricing and being in stock most of the time.

Why is it tho Nvidia is having problems keeping just the 3060ti and greater cards in stock, still all grossly over msrp from initial launch.
 

jpiniero

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Why is it tho Nvidia is having problems keeping just the 3060ti and greater cards in stock, still all grossly over msrp from initial launch.
It can only fall so far before it starts to get attractive to mine. At current values it's still very profitable if you have cheap electricity.
 

VirtualLarry

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Why is it tho Nvidia is having problems keeping just the 3060ti and greater cards in stock, still all grossly over msrp from initial launch.
LHR 100% unlock, this time for real, pioneered by Nicehash for like a week, then NBMiner and Trex are doing it too.

Now LHR 3000-series cards are 100% in-demand by miners. :p
 
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Stuka87

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There is a mental block that stops people from buying AMD GPUs, especially when they rerelease the same thing at a $100+ markup.
nVidia does this too. Both have been doing it for 20+ years.

If anything, its nice that AMD didn't release these as 7000 series cards. As there have been times where a refresh (like the Rx 300, RX 500 series) was released as a new generation of cards.

As for the price increase, this should not be surprising. The costs of components and labor is up across the board.
 
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aigomorla

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some cards i was able to get reciently and prices.

5/1/2022 : 6600XT - Gigabyte - Amazon - 479.99 Preorder Drop... took about a week.
5/3/2022 : 3060Ti - eVGA - eVGA Direct - 479.99 Queue System
5/11/2022 : 3070Ti - eVGA - Amazon - 749.99 PreOrder Drop today.
 
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biostud

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I am really debating on replacing my 5700 XT with a 6800 XT now that they are regularly in stock. But then on the other hand, RDNA 3 may hit this year. But when it does, they of course will be hard to find. So its upgrade now, or wait even longer. My current card does do most of what I want, its by no means a bad card. But I originally got it several years ago as a stop gap until RDNA 2 came out. But well, then miners ended that idea.
Over here 6800XT is still way overpriced even though it is in stock. It is more expensive than 3080 and the 6900 is only $150 more.

Hopefully the crypto crash will do something good for the prices, although I'm doubtful...
 
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