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Mopetar

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Just turn down the clocks and/or undervolt and it and there's your efficient card. Problem is that you still pay the same price for the card pushed to the limits and unfortunately that's not just MSRP.
 
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The next generation will be more energy efficient than Ampere. If games do not need more performance then they can simply move back to their efficiency curve.

But because the premise that games do not benefit from more performance is flawed, they won't. The argument of "but who needs that much performance" is proven false by history. Software always expands to waste/exploit available hardware.
 
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It doesn't mean the new games will actually look better though. They might just run poorly. Advances in game graphics have tapered off over the last few years as game engines have matured, and any major improvements from here require so much money to develop that the game cannot be profitable.
 

moonbogg

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I bet lovelace will cost $1.00 per megahurt at the mid range. No, I'm not being hyperbolic. In fact, according to Moonbogg's 5th postulate, there exists no parallel between historical pricing and the stoopid fancy money that lovelace will cost. Prepare yourselves to have your sides blast open from laughter with truly cosmic force. They've seen what idiot gamers will pay for a GPU, so you better believe they're going for the jugular this time with no apologies or facial flinches.
 

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I bet lovelace will cost $1.00 per megahurt at the mid range. No, I'm not being hyperbolic. In fact, according to Moonbogg's 5th postulate, there exists no parallel between historical pricing and the stoopid fancy money that lovelace will cost. Prepare yourselves to have your sides blast open from laughter with truly cosmic force. They've seen what idiot gamers will pay for a GPU, so you better believe they're going for the jugular this time with no apologies or facial flinches.
-Watching the "I'll wait till the RTX 4xxx series for prices to become sane again" crowd has to be the most depressing thing I've read in this forum for a while.

Guys, if people will by a $500 GPU for $1000, why in the everloving Christ would any company sell it for less than $1000?!

Next gen is just going to be another Turing from a Price/Performance standpoint.
 

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Guys, if people will by a $500 GPU for $1000, why in the everloving Christ would any company sell it for less than $1000?!

Next gen is just going to be another Turing from a Price/Performance standpoint.
I completely agree with the first statement.
The second i don't as you could still buy Turing @ MSRP.

I do not hold my breathe in being able to get any GPU @ MSRP, unless Crypto finally realizes ASIC miners are the future, and someone manages to make one that does not scream louder then a 3 yr old asking for candy.
 

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Crypto mining will be dead by the time these GPUs are available. Ethereum's merge to PoS is scheduled for late Q4 21' to late Q1 22' and has been prioritized. Miners aren't going to buy hardware that doesn't turn a profit. Crypto is a convenient scapegoat for industry wide shortages at this point.
 
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jpiniero

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Crypto mining will be dead by the time these GPUs are available. Ethereum's merge to PoS is scheduled for late Q4 21' to late Q1 22' and has been prioritized. Miners aren't going to buy hardware that doesn't turn a profit. Crypto is a convenient scapegoat for industry wide shortages at this point.
I wouldn't assume that Proof of Stake will change anything. Only Ethereum's price.
 

Mopetar

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It effectively ends GPU based crypto mining, removing the mining based demand for GPUs.
The problem is that there's going to be a lot of cheap infrastructure available at low prices that someone will buy up to try to continue the business. It's why a grocery chain might go out of business but the grocery store will still be there regardless of what name gets slapped on top of it.

I think Etherium already forked once so there's no reason a PoW-based version won't be established alongside the PoS version being proposed. Even if that didn't happen what stops miners from creating a new currency just like Etherium itself was created as a response to GPU miners being driven off of Bitcoin?
 

ozzy702

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The problem is that there's going to be a lot of cheap infrastructure available at low prices that someone will buy up to try to continue the business. It's why a grocery chain might go out of business but the grocery store will still be there regardless of what name gets slapped on top of it.

I think Etherium already forked once so there's no reason a PoW-based version won't be established alongside the PoS version being proposed. Even if that didn't happen what stops miners from creating a new currency just like Etherium itself was created as a response to GPU miners being driven off of Bitcoin?
Ethereum wasn't created because ASICs drove GPU miners off, Ethereum was created because of the resistance to innovation and developing smart contracts natively on Bitcoin by core devs. Vitalik wanted to build on BTC but it became apparent that wouldn't happen.

PoW mining is dying and existing PoW crypto can't absorb even a small fraction of Ethereum's hashrate and remain profitable.

A fork is unlikely to succeed (all the value, users, developers, etc will be on PoS) meaning just like ETC, Ravencoin and other GPU based PoW cryptos, the fork won't be profitable enough to support but a very small fraction of current hashrate. Some existing hardware will migrate towards PoW chains, but most will be sold to retail.

No large PoW farms aren't going to invest in new 4000 series GPUs in large quantities so that leaves hobby miners. I just don't see it miners playing any role in 4000 series availability.
 
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Jokes aside, I expect 4000 pricing will be similar to current 30 series ti cards.

A 3080 at MSRP is probably the best deal on a high end GPU we'll see for years. This is nvidia, 4080 will be at least $1000 at release.
 

moonbogg

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Jokes aside, I expect 4000 pricing will be similar to current 30 series ti cards.

A 3080 at MSRP is probably the best deal on a high end GPU we'll see for years. This is nvidia, 4080 will be at least $1000 at release.
Similar is an interesting way to predict the coming price increases. If a card is $700 and you want to increase the price by $300, that creates an outrage because that's about a 40% increase. However, if the card is already $1200 and you want to increase it by $300, that's only a 25% increase. If the card is $1500, then $300 more is only a 20% increase. In fact, you might even consider a 20-25% higher price as being similar to the previous price of the product it replaces.
Once $1200+ becomes the new standard cost of the mid range and higher GPUs, they can just add $300 every gen and it won't be a big deal. They had to break that $1000 ceiling first though with the GTX 690. Anyone who wasn't lying to themselves knew it all went to hell with Kepler when they called a literal mid range die a high end and charged high end money for it and also charged $1000 for the first time ever. Now here we are with Ti models coming in at 12-$1500 on the regular with routine, generational price increases and product stack shifting being the expected norm.
Even without crypto, the prices would still be in the toilet. The toilet is an appropriate place for the pricing to be, considering so many people have **** for brains and continue to pay these prices without a second thought.
High-end PC hardware isn't going to be a mainstream hobby anymore. It's going to be an expensive hobby. A high-end GPU is going to cost $5000 and everyone else will have APUs and consoles.
 
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They might be able to get away with price creep for the higher end cards but once supply returns they'll have to compromise for the mainstream. Especially with Intel joying the fray. Intel will trade profits for marketshare for the first generation of cards.
 

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I think Etherium already forked once so there's no reason a PoW-based version won't be established alongside the PoS version being proposed. Even if that didn't happen what stops miners from creating a new currency just like Etherium itself was created as a response to GPU miners being driven off of Bitcoin?
I hope it forks, and that the forks fork, and the forks of the forks fork. The more and faster things fork the faster people will finally realize that there is no scarcity of the coins, but an infinite supply, and as supply/demand dictates, the price will plumet to nothing and we will be done with this exercise in futility.
 
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Mopetar

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I hope it forks, and that the forks fork, and the forks of the forks fork. The more and faster things fork the faster people will finally realize that there is no scarcity of the coins, but an infinite supply, and as supply/demand dictates, the price will plumet to nothing and we will be done with this exercise in futility.
The reality is that only one side of the fork holds any real value and one collapses as to be worthless. There's also a chance that a fork reduces the total net value of both forks which limits the tendency for it to occur.

But it fundamentally isn't any different than a stock split. Where once there was one share, now there are two. That doesn't mean the value of the company doubled though.
 

Fallen Kell

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The reality is that only one side of the fork holds any real value and one collapses as to be worthless. There's also a chance that a fork reduces the total net value of both forks which limits the tendency for it to occur.

But it fundamentally isn't any different than a stock split. Where once there was one share, now there are two. That doesn't mean the value of the company doubled though.
Except this isn't a stock. It is a line in an electronic ledger that is simply agreed by over 1/2 the network of systems that have access to the ledger to belong to your cryptographic signature (please note the careful use of specific words). All it takes is for someone to have more than 1/2 the systems out there to make a change to the ledger stating that someone else "owns" it or someone to gain access to your cryptographic key.

So again, what do you own and how is it limited when anyone can create an electronic ledger, or even hundreds of thousands of ledgers? It has no value other than the value that someone thinks it has. It is a ponzy scheme where-in the last person left holding the bag loses and all the people who had it before keep the earnings that they made from the suckers behind them that bought it from them. The value only "grows" because it needs to grow in order for the last person to be able to "sell" it off to someone else and prevent the collapse from happening sooner, and thus it is in everyone's interest that has currently already bought into it to promote it like it is the second coming so that they arn't the one left holding the bag.
 

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I suspect that with the switch to TSMC supply will be somewhat improved. I can’t imagine NVIDIA will kill off the 3xxx line on Samsung. If they don’t rebrand, they will likely sell both concurrently.
 

Ajay

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I suspect that with the switch to TSMC supply will be somewhat improved. I can’t imagine NVIDIA will kill off the 3xxx line on Samsung. If they don’t rebrand, they will likely sell both concurrently.
I really doubt that NV will have more capacity on TSMC 5N. So, as you point out, I expect them to keep putting out Ampere based GPUs till/if GPU mining slows down.
 

Mopetar

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Except this isn't a stock. It is a line in an electronic ledger that is simply agreed by over 1/2 the network of systems that have access to the ledger to belong to your cryptographic signature (please note the careful use of specific words). All it takes is for someone to have more than 1/2 the systems out there to make a change to the ledger stating that someone else "owns" it or someone to gain access to your cryptographic key.
That's certainly true. However the thought is that anyone that invested in the market has no reason to destroy their own value. You could buy a bunch of gold coins and throw them in an active volcano. Equally foolish.

I'd personally be more worried about someone being able to break the cryptography behind it the protocol, which wouldn't be so obvious. I guess there are people working on algorithms that are resistant to quantum computing. Otherwise someone can steal your identity with classical banking and identity theft happens all the time.

So again, what do you own and how is it limited when anyone can create an electronic ledger, or even hundreds of thousands of ledgers? It has no value other than the value that someone thinks it has. It is a ponzy scheme where-in the last person left holding the bag loses and all the people who had it before keep the earnings that they made from the suckers behind them that bought it from them. The value only "grows" because it needs to grow in order for the last person to be able to "sell" it off to someone else and prevent the collapse from happening sooner, and thus it is in everyone's interest that has currently already bought into it to promote it like it is the second coming so that they arn't the one left holding the bag.
Every currency only has value because people think it has value due to being a useful medium of exchange. Officially recognized currencies get an added benefit of being able to pay taxes. Otherwise it's worthless if no one will accept it. Similarly any government could make a new currency. It doesn't really devalue the existing ones.

Also, if you do think something like BitCoin is just a scam, at what point did the scammers decide to get out, assuming they have? If they all did already and the people left holding the bag are all that's left doesn't it just become a functional currency at that point? Are you purporting that it's all just scammers selling to other scammers who will in turn sell to other scammers? There isn't anyone who may have had other reasons for using it? I don't really get the argument and the longer a currency sticks around the less merit I think it has. I does certainly sound appealing to anyone who doesn't like crypto though.

I don't use crypto and have no desire to, but I do find it fascinating for several reasons. But neither you or I have to use it or even like it for it to be valuable. It's still in its infancy though, but I suspect the idea is going to stick around.
 

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