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Old 23-10-17, 01:41 PM
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AMD RX 580 8GB GPUs have started selling for under £250 in the UK

Are GPU prices finally returning to normal?



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Am I wrong in saying this, but wouldn't it just be a matter of time before the craze died down even with mining still being popular? There's only so many miners out there. Until new GPU's become available, miners will only buy what they need and then stop. You'll always have new people joining in or current miners replacing dead GPU's, upgrading, or adding, but if given enough time, the craze—the actual craze—will die down and cause prices to stabilise again. Miners will still be buying graphics cards, but gamers will be able to now as well at normal prices.
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Old 23-10-17, 04:02 PM
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Am I wrong in saying this, but wouldn't it just be a matter of time before the craze died down even with mining still being popular? There's only so many miners out there. Until new GPU's become available, miners will only buy what they need and then stop. You'll always have new people joining in or current miners replacing dead GPU's, upgrading, or adding, but if given enough time, the craze—the actual craze—will die down and cause prices to stabilise again. Miners will still be buying graphics cards, but gamers will be able to now as well at normal prices.
What you are talking about is supply and demand. In this case, demand is lowering, and supply remaining the same. Meaning more stock and lower prices.
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Old 23-10-17, 04:07 PM
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What you are talking about is supply and demand. In this case, demand is lowering, and supply remaining the same. Meaning more stock and lower prices.
I always thought of supply and demand as something the companies controlled artificially than a natural occurrence from a lowering in demand. But you're right.
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Old 23-10-17, 04:29 PM
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Well it can be a factor for companies. Put when there is a hype, most companies will do what ever they can to meet the demand.
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I always thought of supply and demand as something the companies controlled artificially than a natural occurrence from a lowering in demand. But you're right.
They can control it. It's very difficult and really only works for expensive/premium products. For example, the demand could be 100 items of shoes. But they on purpose only make 97 shoes. This means demand is greater than supply, so they charge a premium AND it keeps the hype up because " it's selling out it must be great!" Mentality people have

In this case of mining crazes we have, it's a much different situation. But basically companies in this case are not increasing supply on purpose to meet demand because it will flood the used market which hurts them
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Ahh, I get ya.
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The price of a high end PC these days is a joke really. And mid range. These high prices on quite frankly measly GPUs has really affected PC gaming. A grand for a PC with a 580 in it? um yah, I don't think so.
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The price of a high end PC these days is a joke really. And mid range. These high prices on quite frankly measly GPUs has really affected PC gaming. A grand for a PC with a 580 in it? um yah, I don't think so.
Considering most people play at 1080p, a 580 would absolutely be more than enough.
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Midrange GPUs have been around $200-300 for a while now. I personally think the RX 580 is good value. The GTX 1060 is a lot more expensive than Nvidia's previous x60 nomenclature cards (the 960 was only $200), but at least from AMD the midrange GPU prices have remained relatively stable (with the exception of mining).
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