How sweet it is, to buy new GPUs ... yes it is
Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2018 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gpu, cryptocurrency, msrp
It does seem to be that GPU prices have recently begun to trend down, heading towards their MSRP though with a ways to go yet. There is no definitive reason for such good news, but there are certainly some obvious factors, of which cryptocurrency is the most glaring. With more mature currencies close to being mined out, and being designed to run better on ASIC's anyways, that part of the crowd is no longer buying GPUs. The more recent altcoins which were designed for GPUs are having some minor trust issues at the moment, and there are those designing ASICs for those currencies which is also taking the heat off.
Also consider the maturity of both Vega and Pascal, they have been out long enough for supply to catch up with demand and in theory there are new products coming soon from both vendors which generally means they are looking to get rid of exisiting stock. Slashdot and other sites offer a variety of theories but no matter how you slice it, this is good news.
"If you were looking for a new graphics card for your PC over the last year, your search probably ended with you giving up and slinging some cusses at cryptocurrency miners. But now the supply of video cards is on the verge of rebounding, and I don't think you should wait much longer to pull the trigger on a purchase."
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