Nvidia is reportedly releasing a new RTX 3060 with improved anti-mining abilities

scavengerspc

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Well if the mining craze lasts longer this time around, the way to get around #2 its to just release the 4000 series



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Markoni35

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You just have to wait a bit more. Crypto will tank again, since everything is cyclic, and all those mining cards will appear on eBay, lowering the prices of future new cards.
 

tellmewhy

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The world should stop buying Lamborghini's and Lamborghini should produce more cars because I want to buy one and can’t pay that ridiculous price they cost right now. If congress can help in that direction it would be much appreciated. :)
 

Crinkles

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Well it's less want than need. I don't have Cyberpunk yet and until then my 1070 covers my gaming and isn't a slouch for mining either. But ideally I want to get a new card, from NewEgg, paid for with crypto, just to really burn the skeptics, but I don't want to wipe out my Eth savings either... I'd like to have *something* left to stake for Beacon.

Yeah I get this, try to hang until you can get your hands on a 3060 or better. Diligence will probably pay off. Gamers are taking market circumstances too personally, graphics cards are created for people to purchase and use, gaming's definition of fair and intended purchasing and uses are tilted to favor gaming without proper justification.
 

Crinkles

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The world should stop buying Lamborghini's and Lamborghini should produce more cars because I want to buy one and can’t pay that ridiculous price they cost right now. If congress can help in that direction it would be much appreciated. :)

I hate this reply. I was going to use a Ferrari analogy, but I like Lambo's better. 😂
 

Puiu

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Really? Given these two choices, which do you think Nvidia prefers?

1. Sell one GPU to a miner, and a second GPU to a gamer.

2. Sell one GPU to a miner, who later dumps it on the secondary market where it is bought by a gamer at deep discount; and then get hammered by analysts and class action lawyers when new full price GPU sales plummet due to that secondary market.

#2 is what happened last time around. I believe Nvidia is sincere in preferring #1. As to whether they can really win that cat and mouse game as to restrictions, we'll see. Also as to whether miners will go for cards knowing they won't be re-sellable later.
And how does doing this solve that? They are just limiting the 3060, not the other cards. It's just a stupid PR stunt, nothing more nothing less.