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denyasis 11 Apr
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: Duck Hunt-Pr0Get functional hardware..

This is a rather nonsense recommendation. You can't buy a functional GPU now. Neither recent nor old. They are non existent. I.e. old ones are not produced anymore and new ones are produced in minuscule quantities which makes them impossible to buy. Check the real situation first.

Hell, I just looked up the going price for my current video card, a Nvidia 1070 Ti.... I got it for 409$USD in 2018. Today, same card used at the same site, 799$USD. New, 1150$USD.

Wow. Nearly double/triple the price for four year old hardware...
Shmerl 11 Apr
Quoting: GuestThis surprised me, so I went to check on LDLC, a famous hardware distributor here in France.

Yeah, current situation with GPU shortages is crazy.

Last edited by Shmerl on 11 April 2021 at 8:27 pm UTC
x_wing 11 Apr
Having stock is probably a country issue. I can find stock for almost every GPU in my country but at prices that are nonviable.
Shmerl 11 Apr
Quoting: x_wingHaving stock is probably a country issue. I can find stock for almost every GPU in my country but at prices that are nonviable.

Not really. It's a global shortage due to production problems and global demand skyrocketing. What you see "in stock" for crazy prices are scalpers buying whatever measly supply there is and then reselling it for quick profit. That you could find, yes. But I don't count it as being in stock.

Last edited by Shmerl on 11 April 2021 at 11:26 pm UTC
x_wing 12 Apr
Quoting: ShmerlNot really. It's a global shortage due to production problems and global demand skyrocketing. What you see "in stock" for crazy prices are scalpers buying whatever measly supply there is and then reselling it for quick profit. That you could find, yes. But I don't count it as being in stock.

The crazy prices I get are from retailers, not scalpers from the internet (we also have those though). For what I can see, MSRP are no were to be seen and all around the world retailers are selling their stocks at very high prices. IMO, the difference between my country and others is that even with this crazy prices it seems that in more developed countries there are "gamers" still whiling to pay them.

Last edited by x_wing on 12 April 2021 at 3:21 am UTC
slaapliedje 12 Apr
Quoting: Duck Hunt-Pr0
Quoting: slaapliedjeThat's because you can't buy any new hardware!

Why do you need new hardware? What purpose would it fulfill for you? Is your current hardware somehow in any way lacking in ability of serving your needs and expectations?

Get functional hardware..

Let me be blunt; If your need is simply to aquire the "newest and latest" expensive f%cling sh!t , you aught to seriously reconsider your priorities. If only for the sake of the contents in your wallet and your personal economy.

(i'm not saying that is your mentality, i don't know you or your computing requirements. But there's plenty of people who think that way. Commonly referred to as "Materialists / Consumerists")

Yes I need newer hardware. I have a secondary machine for a VR set up, and quite frankly the GTX 980 I have in the machine isn't up to the task of pushing the Valve Index / HTC Vive Pro. Sure, the 2080 in my other machine works, but I can't even get a new RTX 2080 for a price that isn't insane.

I mean do I need (as in will I die without it) no. But do I need it to actually be able to use the computer for the task that I want to be able to use it for? Yes. Here it isn't as much about latest and newest, it is simply about getting the correct performance for the task that I am throwing at it.
denyasis 12 Apr
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: ShmerlNot really. It's a global shortage due to production problems and global demand skyrocketing. What you see "in stock" for crazy prices are scalpers buying whatever measly supply there is and then reselling it for quick profit. That you could find, yes. But I don't count it as being in stock.

The crazy prices I get are from retailers, not scalpers from the internet (we also have those though). For what I can see, MSRP are no were to be seen and all around the world retailers are selling their stocks at very high prices. IMO, the difference between my country and others is that even with this crazy prices it seems that in more developed countries there are "gamers" still whiling to pay them.

Same here, the double/triple prices I mentioned for my 4 year old card were from a large scale online retailer. I've used them for... Decades?, I think.

I wonder if when I upgrade in another 5-7 years, I'll be able to still sell it at a profit, lol.
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: Duck Hunt-Pr0Get functional hardware..

This is a rather nonsense recommendation. You can't buy a functional GPU now. Neither recent nor old. They are non existent. I.e. old ones are not produced anymore and new ones are produced in minuscule quantities which makes them impossible to buy. Check the real situation first.

Have you looked on ebay? (I admit, I haven't in a while)

And by Functional, i mean performant to the task(s) you require it to to do.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news; But mining crypto coins very much outweighs having 1200 frames per second rendered in a videogame, in sheer practicality... Just in case that's your requirement.

But hey. Let's look on the bright side; At least it's an incentive for Unity3D and Unreal to get perhaps a bit less bloated..

Last edited by Duck Hunt-Pr0 on 22 April 2021 at 7:03 pm UTC
denyasis 22 Apr
Yes, I suspect the whole crypto crazy combined with the silicon shortage is going to make it difficult and expensive to invest in new hardware for a while.

I would hazard the silver lining is that it's ubiquitous. So developers are in the same boat and I would hazard thier performance targets for upcoming titles would reflect that. Why develope a game that can't run well because no one can afford the hardware?
I won't be upgrading my main gaming rig til 2023 (built in 2009). Though with the trend of games I'm playing I made just keep it Minimum or Entry level upgrade since none of the games I currently enjoy and those I plan on getting need much to run.

Last edited by Arcadius-8606 on 22 April 2021 at 7:37 pm UTC
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