I would say you're ignoring another factor, the rush of covid stimulus money into the economy through various means.
Well, that didn't take long for an economic "genius' to blame the government for providing help to millions of people so they won't lose their homes and stand in line at food banks....because of a GPU!
Sorry to inconvenience you and your ilk that can't buy a GPU or a used car (which were actually getting more expensive since the Republican 2008 recession)!! My heart is aching for your amazing bad luck...but you think people rushed and bought Bitcoin with their money instead paying their rent??
What a sick, twisted line of thinking one finds around this forum!
PS: Did you refuse to cash those stimulus checks by the way?? I doubt it!!
The only thing I blamed mining on was driving up the prices. Which, it does. Gamers, for the most part are not paying 2.5-3X for a GPU that they won't be able to sell for 1/4 of that in 2-3 years when they want a new GPU. Gamers are watching for GPUs to come in stock that they can grab at a reasonable price.Mining has always been a convenient scapegoat. The limits of 7nm production and all the different factors changed by the last year's politics were going to throw monkey wrenches into the works sooner or later.
Of course with nothing else to do I can understand people not being able to get their new toy being kinda pissed.
To be fair though, its not entirely clear that the CPU market would be back to normal if GPUs were at least as available as CPUs. Since GPUs are completely sold out, people looking to do a complete build are most likely only grabbing a CPU if they can get a GPU. Also I think most gamers upgrade their GPU more often than CPU.I too agree that Miners are 99% responsible for the historical upsetting of the GPU market and the historically high GPU prices.
The other 1% is supply issues, which are really minor as the CPU market has returned to normal, and infamous Evil Corps such as Mafia Scalpers international (TM) trying hard to make as many bucks as possible from the consumers.
It's called projecting. Look it up. new word for you. You're welcome!!It's a new iPhone or Nvidia gpu check. Or a booze cigarette check. Or Nike check. No one pays rent anymore. Who you kidding? lol.
I don't know if buyers and customers could see any kind of benefit after this major problem...There is plenty of availability here for the 5600X and 5800X the 5900x and 5950X are still super difficult to get. As for GPU's that situation still a nightmare, and I refuse to pay $800 for a midrange gpu so going to sit on my RX 580 for now and they get nothing from me.