What's Your Old Graphics Card Now Worth?

tacobravo

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Glad I can sell my GTX 1070 Ti for the same price I purchased it for. This is one of the reasons I haven't bought a "new" GPU in years
 

Raytrace3D

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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.
Nice CPU my friend! Brings back good memories. I gave my son my old 5930K (6-core version) when I upgraded to the Threadripper 2950X. It was a great CPU at the time, rocking more cores than anyone else (out side of the 5960X of course) and was quite a boost to productivity. I only upgraded after building a Ryzen 2600 for a friend and it was on average 20% faster when I benchmarked it and was significantly cheaper than what I originally paid (600 USD for my i7 5930K at the time). For the type of work I do, more cores are the way to go so I opted to finally upgrade. Wasn't disappointed. Obviously, upgrading though all depends on your needs. Keep rocking your 8 core my friend!
 

Tom Sunday

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My experts and friends at the 'Bangalore PC' shop advised that they are getting unindated with pricing calls for the RTX 20-series and report that used pricing for these is already in total free fall. They are also seeing a virtual glut of GTX 1080 cards appearing and being proffered for quick cash. It looks that many of these heavily used RTX 1080 cards hitting the market actually date back to the "cryptocurrency mining" days which by now is practically over and done with. Hence the glut. Chandra at the PC shop feels that the used GPU market is actually much bigger than we all thought and that surely is driving prices down even further. Interestingly the 'Bangalore boys' are planning to hold off in purchasing for now any 'big-lots' of used GPU's. They do not do AMD or Radeon. They see early 2021 as the perfect storm, (or the big seller shift or awakening) then buying on the cheap and marketing to people that initially could only dream about NVIDIA. My Take: On or before February/April 2021 and with $200 cash in hand, the man on the street can walk-out at 'Bangalore' or away from the many tables at the computer show with a RTX 2080-series and being all smiles. Slightly overtaxed or engaged GTX 1080 cryptocurrency cards will be the bargain basement of the day and sell like hotcakes and especially at the computer shows where as usual cash deals and stories are born. As Chandra would say we love people with cash. Cash is king even back in Mumbai. Who would have thought?
 
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StrikerRocket

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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.
I totally agree with that! Until last month, I had been using a double socket 2011 Asus motherboard with dual Xeons E5-2680 v2s, and they were ok. I switched for a 3900X because it sucks less juice from the wall socket and also because I've been a geek since my early teenage years in the (early) 80's!

The 5960X is certainly no slouch, even by today's standards IMHO...
 
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Raytrace3D

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#1 I demand payment immediately after a win. As soon as a person wins, I contact them. Normally I am paid and there's no issue.

#2 I ship immediately after I get the payment confirmation.

All this stuff is insured so I've never had a problem.

I have a 340 Blue Star on Ebay. NO NEGATIVES.
Wahoo! Sold my card for $940.00 + $14.95 shipping to a (409) blue star 100% feedback buyer. Good deal!
 

urbanman2004

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After reading this article, in retrospect, paying $550 for my 1080Ti during BF in 2018 might've been too much.
 

urbanman2004

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I totally agree with that! Until last month, I had been using a double socket 2011 Asus motherboard with dual Xeons E5-2680 v2s, and they were ok. I switched for a 3900X because it sucks less juice from the wall socket and also because I've been a geek since my early teenage years in the (early) 80's!

The 5960X is certainly no slouch, even by today's standards IMHO...
That 5960X isn't old compared to my 980X, lol. I've upgraded to a 4770K followed by a 3700X since then so the 980X PC has been relegated to my office for basic low intensive tasks since.
 

Aries Lyon

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The real deal has always been the used market. Got my used 1070 Ti 1.5 years ago for around $240 - this was during the mining crash, and it was likely a mining card being pawned off after mining was no longer profitable - and it still had 2 years warranty remaining. Non-US, mind you, not sure how the used prices in the US was back then.

Fast forward to today, I can still sell it for around $200-230, so I've basically paid $30 for 1.5 years of use of a mid-high end card. Now that's value
 

Adhmuz

Posts: 2,065   +856
That 5960X isn't old compared to my 980X, lol. I've upgraded to a 4770K followed by a 3700X since then so the 980X PC has been relegated to my office for basic low intensive tasks since.
I had upgraded from essentially a 980X, or at least the Xeon equivalent, to get to the 5960X. I had looked at the 4th gen parts, despite the advancements in IPC and higher potential overclock, I just felt going from a hex to a quad was a downgrade, not to mention triple channel to dual channel was also a downgrade. Heck even now going from quad to dual channel feels like a hard pill to swallow if I were to buy something modern... Fortunately I'm more interested in high resolution than frame rate beyond the 60Hz limit of my panel, and for that I don't think I'll run into a CPU bottleneck all that soon.