Wednesday, January 10th 2018

NVIDIA "Pascal" and AMD "Vega" Graphics Card Prices Sizzle Stateside

Over the 2018 International CES week, prices of performance-segment and high-end graphics card prices have taken flight on US-based online retailers. Prices of the recently-launched GeForce GTX 1070 Ti ($380-ish launch price) cards are touching, $900; those of the GTX 1080 (non-Ti) are over the $1,000-mark, while the GTX 1080 Ti is out of stock in many places. Prices of the GTX 1060 series is still under the $300-mark, but are beginning to rise. AMD's Radeon RX Vega family is either out of stock, or over the $1,000-mark. A combination of crypto-currency mining craze, coupled with reports of graphics card prices rising over 2018 could be behind this rally.
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81 Comments on NVIDIA "Pascal" and AMD "Vega" Graphics Card Prices Sizzle Stateside

#1
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I commented on my status about this the other day. The only difference with bta's article is the majority of 1060's with more than a single fan (that were still actually not sold out) were north of $350, some closer to $400. And those weren't Marketplace sellers either.

At least on my main rig my 980Ti is holding up perfectly, and likely will for me a couple more years.
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#2
trog100
the54thvoid said:
UK prices are still normal - It's time to start a trans atlantic gifting conglomerate.
they are higher than they were a couple of months back i am expecting them to go higher still.. what i paid £400 for a couple of months back would cost £450.. i am talking about what is readily available to buy.. not fake pre-order prices..

trog
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#3
johnnyfiive
I bought a PowerColor RX Vega 64 a couple months ago for $489.99, yes, $489.99 (at a local MicroCenter). I traded it to a local guy for a brand new 1080 Ti, a straight trade, thinking I got a heck of a deal (considering i'm not into mining even the slightest bit). This fella had then acquired his 6th RX Vega 64 and was planning to purchase 4 more so he could have 10 Vega 64's mining. I now regret not keeping it and selling it on eBay.
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#4
Sasqui
RejZoR said:
Lol, you have to be insane to buy 1070Ti for that money. That's how much I paid for my beefed up AORUS 1080Ti lol. I guess I made the right decision to snap a new graphic card in summer 2017...
Quite honestly, I was considering flipping my Vega 64 for a 1070 Ti ...sell the Vega 64 for $900+ and buy a 1070 Ti for $500. That ain't happening now.

Edit: I've already flipped a few cards... don't judge.
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#5
erocker
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Don't ask about stock/pricing on r/nvidia. It gets deleted by their "moderators" claiming there is already a discussion (when there isn't) and no link to said discussion. PM's are ignored. Thanks Nvidia.

*edit. They did eventually point me to a poorly titled thread.
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#6
neatfeatguy
Price hikes like this due to low availability makes me kind of wonder about those folks that do have cards that crap on them, if the manufacturers can replace/repair the cards in a timely fashion....

Makes me glad I have two 980Ti cards. If one does happen to kick the bucket, I still have a spare to fall back on.....then again, I see the price of used ones on ebay have gone up by around $50 since I last looked 5-6 months back. 980Ti cards are easily hitting $400 prices (some more, some less, depending on the card).

So, either folks are hard up for a decent gaming GPU since an equivalent card (1070) are more than twice the cost or these are just cheaper, decent mining GPUs that folks can still get their hands on.
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#7
xkm1948
Oh god I hope the pump on my FuryX AIO doesn't crap out now. I am fresh out of Sapphire warranty and these price for new GPU is just hideous.
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#8
skates
RejZoR said:
Lol, you have to be insane to buy 1070Ti for that money. That's how much I paid for my beefed up AORUS 1080Ti lol. I guess I made the right decision to snap a new graphic card in summer 2017...
Good on you. I bought the Aorus 1080Ti Waterforce Extreme the day after it launched on NewEgg. This was at the time when 1080s were soaring in price and Gigabyte does a horrible job announcing launches, so my win. It's the best card ever to drive my 43" 4K monitor (60hz). Battlefield 1, full ultra runs between 60 and 100FPS, same for Battlefront II.
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#9
jsfitz54
Graphic card prices go up and CPUs drop in price.
Someone needs to find a flaw in GPUs, FAST!
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#10
Parn
Thank god I got my MSI 1080 11Gbps last October when the retailer was offering a discount. It was slightly over £500. If future performance segment cards are all $900+ (that's like £800+), I'll keep whatever I have now for as long as I can.
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#11
DuxCro
I simply can't afford PC gaming any more thanks to this. It will be even worse when Volta cards arrive. No end to this crypto mining craze. :(
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#12
Captain_Tom
Vega Frontier is $750 and uses normal gaming drivers if you so choose. Clearly the best choice right now by BIG margins lol.
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#13
Moofachuka
Might be low stock cuz next gen is coming? Hmmm
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#14
Vya Domus
erocker said:
Fingers crossed that mining tanks.
Looking at how many got on board , I doubt it.
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#15
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Moofachuka said:
Might be low stock cuz next gen is coming? Hmmm
Nope, that's a ways off. This is purely miners grabbing all they can get.
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#16
phill
So glad I can't afford anything right now else I would be getting in debt again buying bits of hardware I needed for my build to finish.. What a nightmare this is becoming... Wonder if it's time to sell on my RX 480's, I just hope that my 1070 that I had a year or so ago, will hopefully stand the test of time well... There I was thinking of a 1080 Ti at some point.. Guess that won't be happening... :(
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#17
kuwlness
nickbaldwin86 said:
so who pays your power bill?
I have 13 GPUs running 24-7 (3 1080ti's, 7 1080's, and 7 1060's) and my power bill is ~$60 more a month. What are you talking about? I mine more than that in a day. For techies, some of you aren't too keen on maths.
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#18
Xzibit
These prices makes consoles look like a steal

X-box One X 1TB for $499
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#19
Parn
jsfitz54 said:
Graphic card prices go up and CPUs drop in price.
Someone needs to find a flaw in GPUs, FAST!
Yeah. Hopefully some major security flaws are discovered for GPU mining.
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#20
Prima.Vera
Basard said:
Fine... I'll just start playing badminton or something. DICKS.
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::roll:
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#21
Fluffmeister
Captain_Tom said:
Vega Frontier is $750 and uses normal gaming drivers if you so choose. Clearly the best choice right now by BIG margins lol.
It's amusing that too is now aimed at blockchain pioneers, at least they have finally found a market for it.
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#22
R-T-B
AsRock said:
Well it surly isn't helping the gaming community, will bitcoin and all the rest be the death of PC gaming ? :p.
No. Manufacturers just need to play catch up.

It's not like they are opposed to more money. The market will reach equilibrium, mark my words.

nickbaldwin86 said:
so who pays your power bill?
For a 1050TI? Likely him. It's not much man. Power bills haven't mattered in ages.

Honestly, it strikes me as ironic a bit that all the people whining they can't get a GPU probably could get one if they mined for even 3-4 months. :laugh:

FordGT90Concept said:

You're going to hate what's coming down the pipe, man. :laugh:

Parn said:
Yeah. Hopefully some major security flaws are discovered for GPU mining.
Considering a lot of the algos used are widely used in banking and data security, you'd better sure as hell hope not.
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
erocker said:
Fingers crossed that mining tanks. I can only hope these companies start losing money due to garbage prices and/or they start locking gaming cards out of mining.
I don't think we can count on them locking them out of mining. After all, when nVidia locked Geforce out of data centers the sole exception they left was for mining.
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#24
R-T-B
newtekie1 said:
I don't think we can count on them locking them out of mining. After all, when nVidia locked Geforce out of data centers the sole exception they left was for mining.
Yep. And honestly, that sucks for everyone. Differentiation of future product lines would be one of the best ways to solve this crisis.
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#25
timta2
R-T-B said:
No. Manufacturers just need to play catch up.

It's not like they are opposed to more money. The market will reach equilibrium, mark my words.
I don't think that's true, they are making huge profits with the limited supplies and so is everyone else involved. That's the way economics works.

It's not like people just started using 17 video cards, per person, for mining, this year or last.
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