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Graphics Sudden GPU price rocket?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BU5H W00K1E, 9 Jan 2018.

  1. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Overclockers dropped the price of their "cheapest" in stock Vega 56 back down to £750, still not worth buying, but better than last week when it was over £900.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    To be fair that's a bit like saying being punched once is better than being punched twice :)
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, before the price explosion the 1070 it competes with was £350 - 400, so considering the much worse power consumption and being severely late to the market Vega 56 is worth about £300 - 350 tops.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I gave up. Three days of scouting Ebay and etc and then making what I thought were fair offers (more than the cards were worth) only to have them all refused. I did get offered a 770 2gb for £75, but it wasn't reference and finding a block now would have been a nightmare.

    But yeah, I totally give up. Like a lot of PC gamers recently I would imagine.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    With the prices really taking a huge hit, I foresee a lot of smaller miners cashing in on their cards within the next few weeks. They’ll come tumbling down on eBay. ;)
     
  6. Vault-Tec

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    I wouldn't mind dude but it's affected *all* GPU pricing. Even crap like the 680 and 770. What the feck do they have to do with mining? I mean it's hardly like they'd be even worth bothering mining with. And it's not like you are going to say "Well I want a RX 580 but I will settle for a GTX 680 from about ten years ago" is it?

    People are just being stupendously greedy, which makes me angry. It's not like the mining thing has made old cards harder to find is it? I just don't get it, at all. £300 for a GTX Titan lmao. I offered £160 which I thought was generous (these were blocked up, so worth less than a air card of that age as we know) and he comes back to me with a counter offer of £280. PMSL.

    Yeah, screw those apples I think I will just wait for worthless cards to become worthless once more :D
     
  7. pete*

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    I’ve done the same, scoured all over and offered on the flea bay.
    Some 980 Ti I offered £300, counter offered £750.
    I can’t even find 780s anymore. Where do these older GPUs disappear to!?

    Just gonna sit and wait til prices fall.
    What was the price of an EVGA 1080Ti before the hikes? About £600?
    Did want a 1080Ti but if prices drop I think I’ll go for 1070Tis.
     
  8. Vault-Tec

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    1080Ti were making around £550 - £600 depending on the card on other forums. There was a 780 Windforce on there for £139 and I was even offered a free block for it but I would have had to do more hacking on my PSU and not sure it would be up to it. I also think it's still too much money, as 780s were fetching as little as £80 before.

    Even Nvidia are sold out of the Titan Xp Star Wars now (well, that is what I was told the other day).

    https://www.ebuyer.com/756573-pny-nvidia-gtx-1060-3gb-graphics-card-gf1060gtx3gepb

    Isn't that bad. Well it is, but it could be far worse.
     
  9. pete*

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    550/600 second hand for a 1080ti?

    So new was 700/800 anyway?

    I’ll just sit tight ;D
    Not paying 250 for a 1060.
     
  10. Vault-Tec

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    At launch they were £699 or so yes. Models like the Strix were £800. Because Nvidia have slowed down and there is no competition they hold their value well. I noticed this a while back now and starting buying used Titans from trusted sellers. I lose a lot less money that way. In fact, if I were to flip my Titan XP on Ebay I would probably make £300. I think they came down into the 500s (1080ti) but not for long. When I bought my XP from Littlepuppi for £650 or so (can't remember now whether it was £650 or £675) I reasoned that it was the same price as a 1080Ti FE and thus the Titan was the better bet (more desirable, faster, better resale value 'cause Titan) etc. I bought it.. ooooo, last June?
     
  11. silk186

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    I will sit on my 280x for a while longer.
    Maybe give Nintendo Switch a try and wait for prices to drop.
    At least you would get something out of the extra expense, Mario and Zelda are both solid games.
     

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