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Are Digital Miners Forcing GPU Prices to Increase?

Discussion in 'News' started by booman, May 10, 2018.

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Discussion in 'News' started by booman, May 10, 2018.

  1. Gizmo
    Not completely due to BitCoin miners, and prices are actually coming down some now. There's been a double-whammy: BitCoin was the first stroke, but RAM prices have spiked to 2-year high, and probably aren't going to significantly decline for another 6 months or so. Since video cards use a lot of VERY fast RAM, that has also had an impact.
  2. Daniel~
    So we pay to watch them diging for gold,,,nice.";O}
  3. Daniel~
    Been twisting the old noodle about this...How could miners possibly effect the sales of hundreds of million CPU's? Are they so many are we so few?
  4. Gizmo
    Not CPUs Daniel, but GPUs. Miners buy video cards by the truckload, and are willing to pay a premium for them, thus driving up the prices.

    Ultimately, though, this ends up hurting the GPU makers. When the miners are no longer able to turn a profit, they resell their hardware, flooding the marking and driving the price down below the cost to manufacture. Why spend money for a top-of-the-line 1180 when you can buy a 1080 for $200? (At least, that's what will likely happen when the market finally completely crashes.)

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