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2022-05-16 4:57:51 PM  
It is at the point where it literally makes more sense to just buy a new pre-built gaming rig every 2-3 years. you will get a decent card and the latest DDR, etc.
 
2022-05-16 5:02:05 PM  
Isn't Nvidia that sex ring with actresses that got taken down?
 
2022-05-16 5:11:03 PM  
So they will give a handful of reviewers some triple-slot monster cards and accompanying 2000 Watt power supplies for reviews that will in no way shape or form resemble the results normal end users will even come close to with the vast majority card sold via retail channels.
 
2022-05-16 5:14:23 PM  

freddyV: Isn't Nvidia that sex ring with actresses that got taken down?


I saw a video of an ER doc using an angle grinder to cut a sex ring off a guy's sack.  They're nothing to mess with.
 
2022-05-16 6:11:18 PM  
I mean, you could blame AMD or NVIDIA, but they're not even manufacturing and selling the cards*.  That's Sapphire, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, XFX, DELL, EVGA, etc. right?  Is it the retailers that aren't doing things like attempting to only sell 1 unit per verified customer?

I'm blaming it on old business models from AMD and NVIDIA.  The chip shortage and ravenous market gave them all the leverage in the world to institute whatever demands on either manufacturers/retailers to help better distribute the cards equitably.

I guess it's not worth it, because the old way works and you sell all that can be made and the only downside is customer dissatisfaction in a duopoly where demand outstrips supply regardless of sentiments.
 
2022-05-16 6:37:37 PM  
I'm sure that the MSRP will be relatively reasonable.

But good luck getting one for that
 
2022-05-16 7:00:00 PM  
Bad news: The cards will be incredibly expensive!
Good news: The price doesn't matter because the cryptolords already bought all of them!

/Wait, that's not good news at all.
 
2022-05-16 7:04:23 PM  
Unfortunately they'll probably end up in the hands of gamers.
 
2022-05-16 7:06:09 PM  
I'm sure Linus Sebastian and the dudes on his team will enjoy them for a year before anyone else can find one in a store.
 
2022-05-16 7:13:12 PM  
Once again, prices expand to fill available finances. Games aren't getting better in pace with the render hardware you're sticking in these machines.
 
2022-05-16 8:04:12 PM  
The thought of rewiring the house for a video card isn't really exciting me. I'm more interested in the AMD APU's coming out next gen that might hit the performance of a 3060 card last I heard. That is amazing if it holds true and the power requirements are lower then the actual card paired with a processor.
 
2022-05-16 8:35:14 PM  
I bought a top-of-the-line  graphics card once.
 
2022-05-16 9:05:45 PM  
Which probably explains why MicroCenter has finally gotten a stable stock of RTX cards, and I was finally able to get an RTX 3070Ti for retail price.
 
2022-05-16 9:56:54 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Bad news: The cards will be incredibly expensive!
Good news: The price doesn't matter because the cryptolords already bought all of them!

/Wait, that's not good news at all.


Farkers told me crypto crashed and was done a few days back?
 
2022-05-16 10:18:11 PM  
They are trying to get out ahead of the flood of last gen cards flooding the market in a few months as GPU miners rush to get some value for the cards they've rode hard and put away wet over the past 2 years.

Demand has been unprecedented over the past two years, with WFH gamers clamoring for upgrades, miners, and let's also not forget the cloud gaming ramp up... there was no "shortage" compared to years previous... and that drove prices up before the scalpers stepped in.

Now cards are on the shelves, and they'll collect dust unless something moves them. For Nvidia, it's about getting the next gen out as quickly as possible - especially while Intel's Arc cards continue to get delayed. They may manage to launch before the mining crash really impacts the retail space, but even if the market starts falling, they still have the whole "4070 50% faster than a 3090" performance brag to lean on.

It's going to be a buyers market by this Christmas. RTX40, RDNA3, ARC all on the shelves, not moving at MSRP while gamers load up on cheap 3080s and 6900XTs ripped out of gaming rigs, more than adequate for most gamers needs. Those prices HAVE to move down to move product.
 
2022-05-16 10:42:15 PM  

Beerguy: It is at the point where it literally makes more sense to just buy a new pre-built gaming rig every 2-3 years. you will get a decent card and the latest DDR, etc.


I support this approach. Assuming your old rig held up, it still has a ton of value for younger gamers or average-to-power uses needing an upgrade. Sell it or hand it down to others in the family, keep the love going.

/not a gamer
//but I have to support a couple
///really need my chip company investments to come back 'fore I get pissed
 
2022-05-16 10:47:34 PM  

fragMasterFlash: So they will give a handful of reviewers some triple-slot monster cards and accompanying 2000 Watt power supplies for reviews that will in no way shape or form resemble the results normal end users will even come close to with the vast majority card sold via retail channels.


pshaw...  a quad-slot if you don't mind!

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2022-05-16 10:51:28 PM  

wildcardjack: Once again, prices expand to fill available finances. Games aren't getting better in pace with the render hardware you're sticking in these machines.


Do you even VR bro?
 
2022-05-16 11:02:00 PM  

American Decency Association: fragMasterFlash: So they will give a handful of reviewers some triple-slot monster cards and accompanying 2000 Watt power supplies for reviews that will in no way shape or form resemble the results normal end users will even come close to with the vast majority card sold via retail channels.

pshaw...  a quad-slot if you don't mind!

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And here I thought you were joking, JFC
 
2022-05-16 11:17:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: American Decency Association: fragMasterFlash: So they will give a handful of reviewers some triple-slot monster cards and accompanying 2000 Watt power supplies for reviews that will in no way shape or form resemble the results normal end users will even come close to with the vast majority card sold via retail channels.

pshaw...  a quad-slot if you don't mind!

[Fark user image 850x363]

And here I thought you were joking, JFC


yeah it seems every now and then the odd cards do creep past 3 slots.  the pic above is the new 6850XT.  Will this be the new normal at the top end?  https://www.igorslab.de/en/sapphire-nitro-rx-6850xt-pure-white-in-test-hot-sweeper-as-white-beauty-with-character/
 
2022-05-17 12:32:49 AM  
On the bright side, every time they release newer/faster top of the line cards, it increases the availability of the lesser cards a little.
 
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