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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Daehawk » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:56 pm

I would not dare go used right now with the glut of burned up miner cards flooding the market.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 pm

And ordered!

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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by em2nought » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:45 pm

I wondered why prices for video cards seemed so crazy compared to other components. What is this "mining" exactly, and why does mining require high end video cards? :think:
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:14 am

Cryptomining, aka bitcoins. From what I can gather, GPUs are enticing because they are processors of their own independent of the CPU. That means that it's much cheaper than buying CPUs, but the end result is they shot the prices up through the roof by buying the lot of them and making them scarce.

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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Tue May 01, 2018 9:59 pm

And boom, my 970 has died after 3 years and 4 months. I believe I’m going to go with a PNY 1060 xlr8 as the 1070s are just way too high priced.

It was only a couple of months ago that my damn power supply blew. I’m cursed, I tell ya.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Kasey Chang » Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 am

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Another consideration is heat/noise. More power use means a card that is going to run hot and therefore under load it'll be noisier. Some people want a quiet computer.
There's always waterblock. :) (and huge fans for the radiator which reduces noise significantly)
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 9:45 am

Well crap, I had hoped the cryptomining price gouging had settled down, but apparently it's still going strong. It's fun to read amazon reviews from as recently as last spring talking about the 1060s being great cards for "under 250". :x

Anyone have experience going from a 970 to a 1060? There's no way I'm spending 450 dollars minimum for a 1070. So that's off the table. Just curious if I'll suffer as a medium gamer (most of my gaming is console these days, but I do have a large steam library of strategy games and other stuff you can't play on a console).
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Wed May 02, 2018 2:08 pm

Yeah, which is why I was happy to just go with a 1050.

And on that note, the order status has stayed at the "Dropshipper" stage for over a week now. I think I'll have to contact them.

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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed May 02, 2018 2:22 pm

hepcat wrote:
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Anyone have experience going from a 970 to a 1060?
According to UserBenchmark, 970 is comparable to the 3GB version, but slower than the 6GB version.

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nv ... 2577vs3646
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Well, that lessens the blow a bit. Thanks. But man, this whole video card pricing debacle is really irritating.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Kasey Chang » Wed May 02, 2018 2:32 pm

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Well, that lessens the blow a bit. Thanks. But man, this whole video card pricing debacle is really irritating.
How about $250?
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 3:26 pm

I'm going to bite the bullet and for 70 bucks more, get the 6 gigs and the two fans. A single fan on a video card gives me an irrational fear.
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Post by TheMix » Wed May 02, 2018 3:27 pm

hepcat wrote:
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I'm going to bite the bullet and for 70 bucks more, get the 6 gigs and the two fans. A single fan on a video card gives me an irrational fear.
I'm fairly certain that is a perfectly rational fear. If that helps.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 3:45 pm

That reminds me, I need to double check to make sure it is the video card. I forgot test the monitor with another computer. I just tried a remote session, saw everything was running fine, and assumed it was the video card.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 6:38 pm

Holy crap, bad hdmi cable. At least I believe so as it seems to be working after I replaced the cable. Whew, now I can hold off until the cards come down more (hopefully).
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed May 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Always troubleshoot the cheap stuff first.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Daehawk » Sat May 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Rumor has it that if you buy a 1060 video card you may get a 1070.

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia ... 1070).html

Also I saw where Walmart just had their GTX 1060s on sale for $209.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Sat May 12, 2018 5:29 pm

Still waiting for mine.

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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Daehawk » Sat May 19, 2018 2:32 pm

GTX 1170

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1180-cu ... september/
NVIDIA’s highly anticipated GeForce GTX 1180 graphics cards based on the company’s upcoming Turing architecture will reportedly begin sampling on the 15th of June with on-shelf availability of Founder’s Edition models by July and custom built variants from NVIDIA’s AIB partners by August / September.
NVIDIA’s Titan Xp Beating GeForce GTX 1180 Sampling in Less Than a Month

Last month we published specifications for the GTX 1180 based on various leaks, rumors and background industry chatter that we were made privy to at Wccftech. The green team’s new high-end offering is expected to deliver no less than GTX Titan Xp beating performance and 1.5x the frame crunching power of the GTX 1080.
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:47 pm

My card finally arrived. But it's a long story. After putting in that initial order, it had been sitting in 'drop-shipper' status for several months and not budging. I figured, I'm not gaming all that much this summer, so I'll wait and see what happens. This week, and several months later, I finally get a cancellation notification. Apparently they still let people order when things are not in stock? Hmmm. Well, a few days ago I put in a second order on a different card this time around and just got it today.

Ended up getting this one:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... o=10065938

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Post by coopasonic » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 pm

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My card finally arrived. But it's a long story. After putting in that initial order, it had been sitting in 'drop-shipper' status for several months and not budging. I figured, I'm not gaming all that much this summer, so I'll wait and see what happens. This week, and several months later, I finally get a cancellation notification. Apparently they still let people order when things are not in stock? Hmmm. Well, a few days ago I put in a second order on a different card this time around and just got it today.

Ended up getting this one:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... o=10065938
That's not actually a long story, fyi, but congrats! :D
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Rumpy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Well, long one from my perspective given the wait I had in trying to secure a card ;)

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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by Daehawk » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:32 am

GTX 1080 cards are getting cheaper. Below is the non sale price of a new 1080 and it comes wit ha $20 Steam voucher too it looks like.

$469.99
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6814127944
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC



8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
Core Clock 1632 MHz
Boost Clock 1771 MHz
1 x DL-DVI-D 1 x HDMI 2.0 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
2560 CUDA Cores
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Re: Time for a video card upgrade maybe

Post by AWS260 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am

It looks like the next Nvidia card will be the RTX 2080, launching next week.
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