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Graphics Card Unavailablity!

Discussion in 'Graphic cards' started by Zangetsu, Jan 25, 2018.

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    Not going to happen unless the ban is by US govt.
     
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    @ZTR already posted some screenshots of GTX 1060 (in eBay) for ~90-100$ in the whatsapp group.
     
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    Some cases are always there but I doubt people here buying 35k cards from olx on a large scale.Also if demand for mining decreases significantly then prices on shopping sites too will drop accordingly which again makes buying used cards a less attractive option.
     
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    It has been out for some time now & people are actually running 19 cards on it(check amazon.com reviews).
     
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    Nvidia and AMD do not "make" the chips. TSMC and GlobalFoundries do. And they have a fixed throughput. Making another plant would also require more engineers and you don't get such skilled engineers out of thin air.
     
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    What? Nooo
    Nvidia and AMD are not taking advantage of this, its just simple demand & supply cycle of economy.
    Though the Sales of AMD & Nvidia have increased a lot due to Cryptocurrency. but their main goal is to provide gaming experience to all gamers world-wide which is not happening right now. and there might be a fear that PC gaming will die eventually (ideal situation) and people will shift to console gaming.
    watch this video for better clarity
     
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    Have been in the market for a new graphics card to replace my ancient HD 5670.
    Been looking for a 1050ti but the prices have been in the range of 15K in my city with the local vendors.
    One of the vendors i visited had a whole room full of mining PCs setup. Quick look and I could see 2 setups of 4 RX 480s i think from Sapphire.
    I know that the crypto-currencies is not considered legal tender but what has been the stance for mining in India?
     
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    Crypto-currency mining is the craze everywhere.It doesn't matter which country as such currencies can be cashed/used on international sites not bound by a specific country's laws regarding crypto-currency.Don't expect gfx card prices to go down anytime soon unless AMD/nvidia start putting some firmware/hardware lock to prevent cards from being used in mining.
     
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    There are two factors which has influenced the huge price jump in GPU market.
    1. High Demand and Low supply due to Cryptocurrency mining
    2. VRAM low supply from Memory suppliers such as Samsung, Hynix etc and the Mobile phone companies are producing huge lots which increased RAM demand.

    There could be other factors also which I overlooked.
     

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