- May 15, 2020
I'm just looking at something like GTX1650 Super or similar; wondering if there's going to be any price drops coming up?
I've noticed that about the rise in card prices too, that's why I was wondering if it'd be worth it to wait for a sale, or if maybe prices just stay high and lot of out of stock.IF any happen on the low-end, then they will be the LAST to happen, out of this current/former generation, IMHO, because they will be the last to be "replaced", and more than likely, just re-branded in the end. (Unless Nvidia really wants to push "RTX" capability down through their whole stack, even into the under-$200 cards, which I doubt would be playable for RTX at anything higher than 1280x720, even with DLSS 2.0 enabled, if such a thing would run on the lowest-end RTX cards.)
Or perhaps, they just won't have any cards under $200 anymore.
I would, instead, keep my eyes out for a drop of a batch of "factory refurb" cards, from MSI or Gigabyte, at Newegg. I've seen some GTX 1650 non-Super cards for as low as $110, I've purchased them for as low as $120 (+tax).
Edit: TBH, it seems that the GTX 1650 Super cards are actually trending UPWARDS in price, and still selling out. $169.99 is becoming the new normal for them (original MSRP $159.99), and still sells out at those prices. The GTX 1650 Super, I've heard, with GDDR6, competes with the RX 580, albeit with only 4GB of VRAM max.
Personally, I would stick with GTX 1660 Super and up cards, for any sort of "Serious" gaming (anything higher-end than Fortnite), but as always, only if budget allows.
RX 580 8GB cards are now over $200 too, often hitting $220 lately. Also RX 5500XT 8GB cards too.
Edit: I posted some sale prices for some Asus dual-fan model cards, of RX 5600XT @ $249.99 AP, and RX 5700XT @ $359.99 AP, which are $60 and $50 off respectively. Those are decent 1440P-capable gaming cards, maybe 4K even on the RX 5700XT card for e-sports titles and milder AAA games. (I bought them for mining.)
People are so stupefyingly frenzied right now, they could sell them without coolers ala CPU's and still sell out in 2 seconds. The thing that astounds me is those DESPERATE to get a new card so they can sell their 2080 Super (or whatever). Seriously? That isn't sufficient that you can't be patient and wait a few months? What's wrong with people...If Nvidia/AMD allowed the retailers to gouge, I bet they would increase prices by 30-50% and still sell out in minutes.
Unless it's been something like kickstarter, I don't generally buy things that will take that long. I've waited a while when they wait to charge my CC until the product ships. If I don't have it within 30 days after paying, I'll probably be disputing the charge.Expect Black Friday to have prices equivalent or below MSRP GPU prices - What a JOKE !
Who can afford these inflated prices - That's if the item is in stock.
If after you purchase an item there no guarantee on shipping - Stating if you don't receive the product after 6 months - File a Claim - Welcome to 2020 and COVID ;o(