RTX 3080 Ti die, specs, and mining performance pictured

Gypsygib

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Bit of a weird/sad world we live in when the first performance leak shows a hash rate instead of FPS number.

I remember the days when the leak would show X amount of FPS in X game/benchmark and people would react internet appropriate (lose their **** via trolling/praise) depending on how impressive or unimpressive the number was.
 

Gypsygib

Posts: 109   +102
We are at a point where bank robbers will just rob homeowners for their video cards.

Anyone bragging to their friends be careful who you brag to when you get a new expensive card.
We're already all being robbed. If a powerful group consistently inserted itself as the middleman for the sale of a product by buying up all of the product say, chicken for example, then when having the monopoly on chicken increased the price for everyone by 200%, then all the buyers of chicken would have been subject to something that should have been illegal.

It's the reason why some countries have laws against bulk ticket purchases for sports and events because without them, the market gets taken over by middlemen scalpers that greatly increase the price buy creating a new unregulated market, decreasing the number of people that can attend events and the money the event holders and their affiliates can make. Scalpers are parasites to the consumer and the producer.

A rich conglomerate could theoretically buy up every good for a particular market and resell it at 200% the price without laws against it and make enough money so that unsold products don't matter. Which has happened to the GPU market in a way. Instead of every card constantly sold out to people buying games, they sit on ebay for 200% the price.
 

Dimitrios

Posts: 780   +605
We're already all being robbed. If a powerful group consistently inserted itself as the middleman for the sale of a product by buying up all of the product say, chicken for example, then when having the monopoly on chicken increased the price for everyone by 200%, then all the buyers of chicken would have been subject to something that should have been illegal.

It's the reason why some countries have laws against bulk ticket purchases for sports and events because without them, the market gets taken over by middlemen scalpers that greatly increase the price buy creating a new unregulated market, decreasing the number of people that can attend events and the money the event holders and their affiliates can make. Scalpers are parasites to the consumer and the producer.

A rich conglomerate could theoretically buy up every good for a particular market and resell it at 200% the price without laws against it and make enough money so that unsold products don't matter. Which has happened to the GPU market in a way. Instead of every card constantly sold out to people buying games, they sit on ebay for 200% the price.

The rich get richer.