What's Your Old Graphics Card Now Worth?

Reehahs

Posts: 1,007   +621
If you can sell at $900 or better, it's a definite win.

I hope you demand immediate payment because right now I don't trust Ebay due to these bot cyberattacks.


Hopefully, you paid less than $1200. Watching your value depreciate definitely hurts, but after someone's product loses enough value, I think people just settle with what they've got and ride it out till the next generation (4000 series).

It's astounding there are people out there still riding it out with 980Ti running on a 1080p monitor.
Lol, I am running 980 SLI on a 1080p 60Hz monitor.
 

StrikerRocket

Posts: 54   +25
My 2080 Ti is currently bidding for $870 USD and there is still plenty of time left on the auction. I have a good feeling about this.

This is so dumb to buy a used 2080Ti at this price, while 3080s will be around the same price when available...
I'll stick to my 1080, wait for a few months until all the dust settles, and then, I'll pull the trigger on something waaaaaay less expensive!

For everyone, right now is the *worst* time to buy anything!
 
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QuantumPhysics

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It's astounding to me that there are people who spend hours watching Hollywood films at 30fps, but swear that any and all games, including single-player strategy titles, are utterly unplayable at anything less than 120fps.

I prefer my movies at 30fps.

I grew up in the 80’s and that has a lot to do with it.

HDTV at 120+ makes me dizzy.

Games at 60fps are fine by me.
 

Lew Zealand

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It's astounding to me that there are people who spend hours watching Hollywood films at 30fps, but swear that any and all games, including single-player strategy titles, are utterly unplayable at anything less than 120fps.
24fps, but that certainly doesn't change the argument. I rarely complain about lag in my movies but at 24fps, I doubt I'd be very good at Rocket League or Dirt Rally, just to start. They serve completely different purposes.

Also films are surreal and the 24fps is part of that experience. The color and exposure palette of film also helps as well as the fact that only half of that 1/24th of a second is actually exposed on film as the gate is closed for the frame advancement mechanism, thus breaking continuous exposure. This is part of why video tape looks so *real*, that is, boring and drab. VT has almost 100% exposure time and a far different, lower contrast exposure curve.

 

godrilla

Posts: 169   +99
It's astounding to me that there are people who spend hours watching Hollywood films at 30fps, but swear that any and all games, including single-player strategy titles, are utterly unplayable at anything less than 120fps.
That's why its called PC because its personal experience! Since when was PC one size fits all? That is definitely the console way.
 

godrilla

Posts: 169   +99
This is so dumb to buy a used 2080Ti at this price, while 3080s will be around the same price when available...
I'll stick to my 1080, wait for a few months until all the dust settles, and then, I'll pull the trigger on something waaaaaay less expensive!

For everyone, right now is the *worst* time to buy anything!
You mean its very smart to sell your card now before it devalues even more. Who cares about buyer and their needs they might want to Sli the thing and or put it in a mining rig for all we know. But as the seller you can make an even swap once the 3080s come back in stock or pay a small premium for the 3080ti 20 gig version or whatever they end up calling it.
The best time to buy will be and always around Black Friday! For eg. I Purchasedy 2080ti hybrid last black Friday for $1149 vs $1400 original price and Newegg had it for $1099 for one day.
 
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Bulllee

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It's a mad mad world indeed.Always happens with every new card or chip that are in short supply and second hand ones have a few months grace..not just for the punters on here but for the retailers too.
 

Shadowboxer

Posts: 974   +574
I picked up a new premium gigabyte RTX 2080 in April for £512 including shipping (unit had a ripped box but was new with the 4 year warranty). According to this article that was quite a good deal.

Of course that was at the beginning of the lockdown when I needed a card most.

Still, I’ve got 30xx series envy. What tech enthusiast wouldn’t?
 
My first was Hd 5450 I got it for $50 new, I sold it to get a hdd of 250GB, bought another used 5450 for $12 but it didn't last more than 6 months until it failed, so it's worth $1 now.
 

Bulllee

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A comment section should not be an endless stream of one guy saying stupid stuff and everyone else pointing out the stupid.

DFTT.
I understand your pain but I'm glad of this comparitively light hearted article.
My head has been spinning with the comments on here since the 3080 release.
 
Sold my 1.5 year old RTX 2080 Ti at a difference of $300 after ebay fees (bought for $2000 got back $1700), about a month before RTX 3000 was announced.

Come launch day I couldn't get a RTX 3080, so a quick shop around sourced another RTX 2080 Ti for $1050 new from PCCG - This one sporting a better quality cooler along with new warranty. With the remaining difference I upgraded my Kogan 27" 1440p monitor to a Xiaomi Mi 34" Ultrawide.

So basically, I was able to take advantage of the situation at a cost of $300, to both get a 2080 Ti with a fresh warranty, AND upgrade my monitor.

I'm laughing.
 
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Bulllee

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Sold my 1.5 year old RTX 2080 Ti at a difference of $300 after ebay fees (bought for $2000 got back $1700), about a month before RTX 3000 was announced.

Come launch day I couldn't get a RTX 3080, so a quick shop around sourced another RTX 2080 Ti for $1050 new from PCCG - This one sporting a better quality cooler along with new warranty. With the remaining difference I upgraded my Kogan 27" 1440p monitor to a Xiaomi Mi 34" Ultrawide.

So basically, I was able to take advantage of the situation at a cost of $300, to both get a 2080 Ti with a fresh warranty, AND upgrade my monitor.

I'm laughing.
Sold my 1.5 year old RTX 2080 Ti at a difference of $300 after ebay fees (bought for $2000 got back $1700), about a month before RTX 3000 was announced.

Come launch day I couldn't get a RTX 3080, so a quick shop around sourced another RTX 2080 Ti for $1050 new from PCCG - This one sporting a better quality cooler along with new warranty. With the remaining difference I upgraded my Kogan 27" 1440p monitor to a Xiaomi Mi 34" Ultrawide.

So basically, I was able to take advantage of the situation at a cost of $300, to both get a 2080 Ti with a fresh warranty, AND upgrade my monitor.

I'm laughing.
Used to give that kind of gear away.
 

treetops

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The only reason 2080 tis are not sub $500 would be the lack of 3080s, they only sold a few thousand. And unless you see proof don't trust any of those 3xxx ebay listings. Has anyone here actually succeeded in getting a card with proof?
 
#1. Regardless what people say, both of those cards are 1080p and 1440p beasts. If you are playing on a 1440p curved gaming monitor,any 2080Ti is still worth whatever you paid for it.
"Still worth owning" is very different to "still worth whatever you paid for it". I think you meant the former but what you've written doesn't actually say that.
 

teklord

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"Still worth owning" is very different to "still worth whatever you paid for it". I think you meant the former but what you've written doesn't actually say that.
2080ti was NEVER worth what you paid for it. nVidia is charging what they want because team red can't offer a comparable product performance wise. He is saying from a performance perspective, 2080ti is mandatory for high end, high refresh rate monitors to get the highest framerates possible.

3090 looks like a trash value coming from a 2080ti, even worse than 2080ti was. I will wait for 4xxx. Takes up 3 slots and offers ~35% improved performance over 2080ti for MSRP of $1500 which you won't actually get it that cheap for. nVidia needs to stop smelling their own no 2.
 

m3tavision

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I came to 3080 from an EVGA 2080Ti Black and an EVGA 2080Ti FTW3.

I got my 3080 EVGA XC3 Ultra on launch morning.
My 3090 FE is in the mail. But I will sell it towards a Kingpin because I want the built-in, warrantied AIO cooler.

#1. Regardless what people say, both of those cards are 1080p and 1440p beasts. If you are playing on a 1440p curved gaming monitor,any 2080Ti is still worth whatever you paid for it.

#2. People who got suckered into selling their 2080Ti early to avoid depreciation and ended up with nothing due to the 3000 debacle lost most of their value.

It is smarter to ensure your auction on EBay ends late in the launch day of the new product so that you can terminate it if you fail to get the new product- avoiding negative feedback.
#3. The 3070 will “hurt” 2080, 2080 Super and 2080Ti used prices but the key is: the 3070 will face the exact same instant buyout that the 3080 and 3090 did.

If you have nothing at all, you ain’t playing anything at all.

So to answer the question: “what’s your GPU worth”, the answer is: “whatever the free market is willing to pay for it”.

2080Ti prices fell on speculation prior to the 3080 launch, but rose right back up after the launch.

Fleabay sellers, often need the very best... it why they are on fleabay.

But, you post is an obvious tr0ll post, because you simply don't care about Nvidia's performance, just owning it. That is why you have 2 RTX 3- series cards... because you are NOT a gamer, but a fanboi gamer.

Honestly, given your statements, are you going to fleabay your RTX3080, when Navi2 lands and is better..? Off course you are... and you will tell us how you made a profit selling it...too. So that you don't bruise your fanboihood.

Secondly, the rtx3080 is nVidia only gaming card right now.... if you are at 1440p wide screen. (the 3090 is not a gaming card and no reason to have one for gaming.

So, if you are a man of your word.... Late October is when we need to be following your fleabay account... when the RTX30's go up for sale. Since you require the best (for gaming).... and we know that Navi2 is better at gaming that Ampere. So you bought Ampere for just a few months.... to fleabay them.

OR... you don't just buy the best, you buy nVidia's best...? (be honest with yourself)
 

Adhmuz

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My definition of old is a bit different than what is defined here. I fail to see how the cards in this article are classified as old.
It's tech, as soon as a new product is released, the existing product can be classified as old.

Whether that actually has any affect on you is completely subjective.

My 5960X is old, very old really considering it's now 5 generations behind, do I care, not at all, it gets the job done and then some.
 
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