Thursday, October 19th 2017

Graphics Cards Vendors Increase Orders in Wake of Expected Mining Sales Increase

DigiTimes is reporting that graphics cards vendors and AIB (add-in board partners) to both AMD and NVIDIA are increasing their orders for GPUs. Citing sources from the upstream supply chain, the report says that the reason for this is an expected increase in sales due to higher demand for cryptocurrency mining workloads. Most cryptocurrencies are mined on GPUs today, and there are miners that leverage both AMD and NVIDIA's architectures for increased mining performance. Whereas before mining was somewhat of a strictly AMD business, NVIDIA's architectures have also been developed for in most recent cryptocurrency mining efforts, which means that no one manufacturer is the sole source of mining GPUs.

As such, and counting on continued economic support for current cryptocurrency pricing (or even increase), Asustek, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), TUL, Colorful and Galaxy Microsystems have increased their orders from respective manufacturing partners. Since graphics cards pricing has stabilized and even decreased somewhat in recent weeks from their selling points just some months ago, this might mean that we'll finally see some graphics card models from both AMD and NVIDIA finally being retailed for their MSRP again. However, demand for mining-efficient GPUs is expected to increase alongside cryptocurrency value, so don't take this increased supply for granted - demand could spike at any moment, and with little warning.

Source: DigiTimes
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28 Comments on Graphics Cards Vendors Increase Orders in Wake of Expected Mining Sales Increase

#1
RejZoR
So much for ecology. CO2 this and global warming that and we're computing some random shit to make money, consuming gigawatts of power to run this nonsense... We've really peaked as a civilization.
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#2
natr0n
Games have always been around $60. Since this mining thing started graphic cards prices have grown outrageously expensive even for the shit cards.
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#3
neatfeatguy
It's not just me that thinks these digital currencies are bonkers, is it?

Maybe I just don't understand them.....
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#4
ERazer
RIP midrange cards
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#5
xkm1948
RejZoR said:
So much for ecology. CO2 this and global warming that and we're computing some random shit to make money, consuming gigawatts of power to run this nonsense... We've really peaked as a civilization.
You know crypto currency is great for money laundering right? Great for the rich ruling class to transfer wealth without hindering from laws, tax and regulations.
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#6
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
So these graphics card vendors, why now do they feel they need to increase due to mining when the shortage has been going on for months now and the regular person couldn't find a card just to game with?

Sounds to me like they're talking out of one side of their mouth, and feeding us bullshit out their ass saying that yields and supply and demand blah blah blah what a bunch of Pricks.
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#7
kn00tcn
xkm1948 said:
You know crypto currency is great for money laundering right? Great for the rich ruling class to transfer wealth without hindering from laws, tax and regulations.
....they had no trouble up to now

fullinfusion said:
So these graphics card vendors, why now do they feel they need to increase due to mining when the shortage has been going on for months now and the regular person couldn't find a card just to game with?

Sounds to me like they're talking out of one side of their mouth, and feeding us bullshit out their ass saying that yields and supply and demand blah blah blah what a bunch of Pricks.
digitimes has a history of 'reports'
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#8
R-T-B
RejZoR said:
So much for ecology. CO2 this and global warming that and we're computing some random shit to make money, consuming gigawatts of power to run this nonsense... We've really peaked as a civilization.
There are far far worse uses of energy we do everyday then running a payment network.

xkm1948 said:
You know crypto currency is great for money laundering right? Great for the rich ruling class to transfer wealth without hindering from laws, tax and regulations.
Only if you actually know what you are doing. Without tumbling, large amount transactions are easy to trace.
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#9
RejZoR
R-T-B said:
There are far far worse uses of energy we do everyday then running a payment network.



Only if you actually know what you are doing. Without tumbling, large amount transactions are easy to trace.
Because surely, you cannot do it any other way than run thousands of insanely powerful rigs at full tilt 24/7...
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R-T-B
RejZoR said:
Because surely, you cannot do it any other way than run thousands of insanely powerful rigs at full tilt 24/7...
We need to refine the technique surely, but my point is that lets not pretend the source of our ire is co2 emmissions. It is getting gaming gpus cheap, plain and simple.
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theoneandonlymrk
RejZoR said:
So much for ecology. CO2 this and global warming that and we're computing some random shit to make money, consuming gigawatts of power to run this nonsense... We've really peaked as a civilization.
Think about it logically and i would say its cheaper than every branch leaving the lights on , the branches of all banks and staff ,their energy use their computers and servers etc all sorting and transfer transport costs ?
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#12
OSdevr
xkm1948 said:
You know crypto currency is great for money laundering right? Great for the rich ruling class to transfer wealth without hindering from laws, tax and regulations.
Is cryptocurrency useful for money laundering? I know it's been used that way but it is so incredibly volatile I'd think you'd have to be a complete idiot to do it that way.
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#13
R-T-B
OSdevr said:
Is cryptocurrency useful for money laundering? I know it's been used that way but it is so incredibly volatile I'd think you'd have to be a complete idiot to do it that way.
It's not really so volatile as people make it out to be. It goes up and down, yes. Wait long enough on a down and it generally does come up again. In that sense, it's predictable.
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#15
R0H1T
RejZoR said:
So much for ecology. CO2 this and global warming that and we're computing some random shit to make money, consuming gigawatts of power to run this nonsense... We've really peaked as a civilization.
I'd wager terawatts eventually, over the course of BTC, LTC & now ETH :nutkick:
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#16
RejZoR
theoneandonlymrk said:
Think about it logically and i would say its cheaper than every branch leaving the lights on , the branches of all banks and staff ,their energy use their computers and servers etc all sorting and transfer transport costs ?
Does it really? I think not.
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#17
TheinsanegamerN
neatfeatguy said:
It's not just me that thinks these digital currencies are bonkers, is it?

Maybe I just don't understand them.....
They are absolutely bonkers, kudos to whomever can figure them out.

I just hope new ASIC miners are made for etherium sooner or later, so the GPU mining craze finally dies down again. I want a bigger GPU, but refuse to pay ridiculous prices for them.
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#18
Parn
It's not just for money laundering, but also for drugs, arms and even support for the terrorists.

The people who get most benefit out of crypto are also those that control the world. So the madness will just continue and you will not see it getting banned anytime soon.
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theoneandonlymrk
Parn said:
It's not just for money laundering, but also for drugs, arms and even support for the terrorists.

The people who get most benefit out of crypto are also those that control the world. So the madness will just continue and you will not see it getting banned anytime soon.
Absolutely the most wrong and delusional post i have seen this year , you need to readup.
Did crime just start happening when bitcoin was invented.
And that Last bits totally opposite to the truth.
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#20
Parn
theoneandonlymrk said:
Absolutely the most wrong and delusional post i have seen this year , you need to readup.
Did crime just start happening when bitcoin was invented.
And that Last bits totally opposite to the truth.
I guess it's you who needs a bit of readup.

Crypto used as a medium for trading illegal materials, or sending money abroad to "certain" organisations while bypassing securities aren't something new at all.

Do you really believe that major powers in the world are actually run by the politicians? Anyway I'd say no more.
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#21
theoneandonlymrk
Parn said:
I guess it's you who needs a bit of readup.

Crypto used as a medium for trading illegal materials, or sending money abroad to "certain" organisations while bypassing securities aren't something new at all.

Do you really believe that major powers in the world are actually run by the politicians? Anyway I'd say no more.
It (the world)isn't run by crypto and so is money(used as a medium blah blah blah, i bought a new gpu with it and nothing else), simples.
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#22
rippie
Parn said:
I guess it's you who needs a bit of readup.

Crypto used as a medium for trading illegal materials, or sending money abroad to "certain" organisations while bypassing securities aren't something new at all.

Do you really believe that major powers in the world are actually run by the politicians? Anyway I'd say no more.
post sources with proof, then compare the numbers of your sources to the amount of drugs / wars funded by fiat currencies. and then come to a conclusion. you might find the answer enlightening.

since crypto's have maybe 1% of the worlds finance, even _IF_ 100% of crypto's would be in illegal activities, it would be less then the fiat currencies. so please use brian instead of a FUD generator plix plox.
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#23
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I just want reasonably priced GPUs again. I think bitcoin is a scheme and it seems to behave a lot like the stock market. This isn't something I have much faith in as value is too easy to manipulate when you have a lot of money.
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#24
Basard
TheinsanegamerN said:
They are absolutely bonkers, kudos to whomever can figure them out.

I just hope new ASIC miners are made for etherium sooner or later, so the GPU mining craze finally dies down again. I want a bigger GPU, but refuse to pay ridiculous prices for them.
Nobody's investing in such tech because it's all going to fall apart. Once it gains any sort of real traction the governments will smash it. Right now the governments are just happy that it's creating jobs. Good luck paying your taxes with bitcoins.
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#25
Prince Valiant
R-T-B said:
There are far far worse uses of energy we do everyday then running a payment network.

Only if you actually know what you are doing. Without tumbling, large amount transactions are easy to trace.
What banks, nations, or businesses are using said payment network for their processing needs?
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