As we ease into 2022, GPU prices are no longer trending upward

Etherium will never go PoS. There's too much money in it, they've been pushign back the implementation for half a decade now, with a new excuse each time.
Thats true. Only viable thing that will change status quo is Ethereum DAG hit 8gb 2026. But by then there will be some alternate crypto to fill that gap between 4GB <-> 8GB like ravencoin.

What needs to happen is that cryptocurrency as a whole needs to banned world wide by IMF due it being ponzi scheme
 

Gastec

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International Monetary Fund? Aren't they, along with World Bank & Friends, at the head of the ponzi scheme already? We get cold shivers running down our spines whenever we hear that a representative of IMF/FMI is coming to our country.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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Thats true. Only viable thing that will change status quo is Ethereum DAG hit 8gb 2026. But by then there will be some alternate crypto to fill that gap between 4GB <-> 8GB like ravencoin.

What needs to happen is that cryptocurrency as a whole needs to banned world wide by IMF due it being ponzi scheme
I'd like you to take a look at all the governments that thought increasing their money supply by 50% in a year was a great idea, and thought inflation would keep prices in check, and let me know why you think these knuckle dragging baboons should be allowed to regulate/ban crypto?

Also, did you learn nothing from prohibition?
 

Neatfeatguy

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I was looking today at the prices of cards and I was a bit dumbfounded by the difference in prices between the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT cards. The cheapest RTX 3080 is over $200 more expensive than the cheapest RX 6800 XT. That blows my mind because the 6800 XT has 16GB of VRAM while the 3080 has only 10. I'd be all too happy to pay $211 less for a card that has very similar performance and 60% more VRAM.

RX 5700 XT 16GB: $1479
RTX 3080 - $1690

A card with 16GB will have a massive longevity advantage over a card with only 10GB and it's already showing because Far Cry 6 requires a card to have a VRAM buffer of at least 11GB to use the HD texture pack. So, I could use the HD texture pack in Far Cry 6 with a card as low as the RX 6700 XT but not a high-end card like the RTX 3080.

I guarantee you that FC6 is only the first game that will need more than 10GB of VRAM for HD textures. There WILL be more.

You confused the heck out of me talking about the 6800XT and then you typed in "5700XT" for your link, but then clicking upon it it took me to a 6800XT card.


With that out of the way, it also depends on where you live and what you have access to for new GPUs. Take Micro Center, for example. 3080s usually go for around $1100, give or take. The 6800XT, if you can ever find them in stock, are generally $1300, give or take.

You have two cards that are close in performance and one costs, on average, $200 less and is also generally a lot easier to come by. People are looking to get the 3080 over a 6800XT.

The only upside I've seen so far for AMD is that the 6900XT cards at Micro Center have come down in price over the past 6 months. Most of them were pushing $2k at any given time for a good long while and inventory just sat because at the time the 3090s were selling for less, so people held out for the 3090. The 6900XT seem to be around a $1700 price range, aside from a hydro model that's still $2K or more, while the 3090s are all priced at $2k+ at Micro Center.

So, it all depends on your location and where you can find GPUs.
 

Ludak021

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Here's one of (thousands) cryptocurrency enthusiasts:

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International Monetary Fund? Aren't they, along with World Bank & Friends, at the head of the ponzi scheme already? We get cold shivers running down our spines whenever we hear that a representative of IMF/FMI is coming to our country.
Are you from Romania? :)
 

PEnnn

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How many times we read cheery articles like this one before (here or elsewhere) the last 4 years??

Whether it's about RAM, SSDs or GPUs......yep, nothing like that happened!!

Actually, the opposite did!!
 

urbanman2004

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I highly doubt that this whole shortage ordeal will be resolved in the manner as these analysts are suggesting and at the earliest, it won't be till 2023 (due to newer built foundries not starting production yet). I've been using my 1080Ti GPU since 2019 and I've been holding onto it for deal life as this ongoing drought ensues.
 

Avro Arrow

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You confused the heck out of me talking about the 6800XT and then you typed in "5700XT" for your link, but then clicking upon it it took me to a 6800XT card.
Oops, sorry about that, yeah that would be confusing.
With that out of the way, it also depends on where you live and what you have access to for new GPUs. Take Micro Center, for example. 3080s usually go for around $1100, give or take. The 6800XT, if you can ever find them in stock, are generally $1300, give or take.
As much as I hate to say that over $1000 for a video card is good, those prices are good compared to many that I've seen. I chose newegg because with newegg, it really doesn't matter where you live, at least as far as Canada and the USA are concerned.
You have two cards that are close in performance and one costs, on average, $200 less and is also generally a lot easier to come by. People are looking to get the 3080 over a 6800XT.
I realise that and that's what confuses me. Their performance levels are so close as to be at parity with each other. Even if I didn't hate nVidia, I'd still take the RX 6800 XT because Radeons tend to age really well and that 60% increase in VRAM is just HUGE. It 100% ensures that it will out-live the RTX 3080, something that would be weighing heavily on my mind when shelling out money like that for a video card. It won't be long before 10GB is no longer enough but it will be a VERY long time before 16GB is no longer enough. The real kicker is that performance-wise, the RTX 3080 would still be a very viable card performance-wise when the lack of VRAM starts to be a serious hindrance. Since nVidia isn't stupid but is shady, you have to know that this is by design.

I suppose that while such things are glaring to me (because I've been buying video cards since before the ATi Rage came out), to someone much younger who knows nothing about video cards, this won't be so apparent to them.
The only upside I've seen so far for AMD is that the 6900XT cards at Micro Center have come down in price over the past 6 months. Most of them were pushing $2k at any given time for a good long while and inventory just sat because at the time the 3090s were selling for less, so people held out for the 3090. The 6900XT seem to be around a $1700 price range, aside from a hydro model that's still $2K or more, while the 3090s are all priced at $2k+ at Micro Center.
The RTX 3090 vs the RX 6900 XT is a different situation than the RTX 3080 vs. the RX 6800 XT. In that situation, if the prices are close, the RTX 3090 is definitely the better buy because it is the card with the massive VRAM advantage. While the RTX 3080 has LESS VRAM than even the RX 6800, the 24GB buffer on the RTX 3090 is a definite advantage over the RX 6900 XT's 16GB. There's no way that I'd even consider buying an RX 6900 XT unless the price was very close to the RX 6800 XT. For the same reasons that I'd take the RX 6800 XT over the RTX 3080, I'd take the RTX 3090 over the RX 6900 XT. My mind was still blown by seeing RTX 3080 cards selling for more than the RX 6900 XT however. I mean, that is just ridiculous, you have to admit that. Sure, at Microcenter it may be different but newegg is a much larger seller than Microcenter and Canada Computers combined because it sells all over the world.
So, it all depends on your location and where you can find GPUs.
I agree with you but newegg's pricing does show that there are clearly a lot of fools who are willing to pay more for a 10GB RTX 3080 than the 16GB RTX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT cards. The prices on newegg don't lie so there's a bunch of people out there willing to sacrifice 6GB of GDDR6 and a good chunk of change just to get a video card in a green box. That's about as smart as people lining up to pay $2000+ for the newest iPhone, as in, not very. :laughing:
 

loki1944

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You can't tell me we will be back to pre-chinese virus pandemonium prices; Nvdia and AMD now know they can charge up to $1500 for GPUs only worth half that amount.