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GPU Sales: NVidia also robbing you
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    Best progress is due to miners and rising cards cost.

    Second biggest gain is due to ban on using more affordable cards in datacenters.

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  • It's a problem buying a new graphic adapter now. Price went to the stars.

  • @LongJohnSilver

    Crypto currency teach that people do not want to learn from history

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    I still remember lot of people here telling how cool it is and how it won't affect anything.

  • I hope this bubble dissolves and we could find a bunch of hi end used gpu on the market.

    Sort of dream...

  • If cryptocurrency values crash (and they're already down significantly in recent weeks) then the graphics card shortage of recent months could rapidly become a graphics card glut. Not only would cryptocurrency-related demand dry up, but Nvidia could find its new cards competing with thousands of cheap and powerful used cards being unloaded by miners who can no longer turn a profit from mining.

    So while Nvidia and AMD have been happy to see their products fly off the shelves in recent months, they've been reluctant to make big investments in manufacturing capacity to meet that surging demand. As a result, the graphics card shortage has dragged on for months—and it might drag on for months to come.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/02/nvidia-profits-soar-as-cryptocurrency-boom-creates-gpu-shortage/?amp=1

  • Crypto is here to stay for a long while I think. The bubble burst, and may drop a bit more very soon, but the turnaround should be fairly swift in the coming weeks I believe.