Thursday, September 6th 2018

Is This the Beginning of the End for Crypto GPU Price Hiking? - Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 for $209 on Amazon

This news post really does serve as a symbolic gesture for the state of the GPU market in the last months (going on to a year now, really). Mainly due to increased demand from crypto users looking to farm and mine their way to financial security and shortages of GPUs, the time to buy a new or even second-hand, latest generation graphics card hasn't been the best. However, now, we're seeing something that wasn't seen for a long time: actual decent pricing in graphics cards. It's still a process, but in that process, this Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 deal at Amazon is the proverbial pin in a haystack.

The Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB (GV-RX580AORUS-8GD) is available now from Amazon for $209.99 (after a $20 mail-in rebate). If you're in the states and looking for a graphics card that guarantees 1080p performance at max settings, or a decent 1440p experience with somewhat reduced IQ, this could be the graphics card for you - and judging by its Best Seller status, it may very well be the same for many other customers. And for now, there's even stock - how about that. If you're shopping from outside the states and still find this deal mesmerizing (here in Portugal a similar graphics card would go for $410 so... yeah. Take the deal). Here's hoping this is a sign of the incoming times, and not just a freak event.
Sources: Amazon, via HardOCP
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19 Comments on Is This the Beginning of the End for Crypto GPU Price Hiking? - Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 for $209 on Amazon

#1
kastriot
I think people will buy them 1st from miners for 100-150$ and when is that source depleted they will buy it from stores.
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#2
neatfeatguy
MSRP on a GTX 1080 is $599. I'm seeing at my local Micro Center all GTX 1080s they stock are at MSRP or far below. One even listed at $449.99 (after $20 MIR).

I wonder if prices will drop any further on remaining stock as the release of the RTX models gets closer?
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#3
bonehead123
New stuff comes out, old stuff gets cheaper.. eventually

wash,
rinse,
repeat
be happy :)
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#4
Nkd
neatfeatguy
MSRP on a GTX 1080 is $599. I'm seeing at my local Micro Center all GTX 1080s they stock are at MSRP or far below. One even listed at $449.99 (after $20 MIR).

I wonder if prices will drop any further on remaining stock as the release of the RTX models gets closer?
MSRP of gtx 1080 is 499.99, it was dropped a while back. Not 599.
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#5
Captain_Tom
Wow MSRP after Polaris launched 2 years ago lol. However I may get one for mining if it drops $150 since I want the new Assassin's Creed.

Otherwise I would recommend people get those $250 1070 Ti's on eBay...
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#6
the54thvoid
bonehead123
New stuff comes out, old stuff gets cheaper.. eventually

wash,
rinse,
repeat
be happy :)
Ah, but not when (in Nvidia's case) your new line is $500 more expensive than the previous gen model. You can keep the price tag high on a 1080ti - it's a bargain compared to a 2080ti!
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#7
dj-electric
MIR sucks. I wish they would just get it to 209$ for all
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#8
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Until third-party 1080 TI 1080 vega64 56 are $400 or less then the prices would be reasonable however they are still not reasonable at this rate
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#9
Wastedslayer
Was at my local Best Buy the other day and they had their XFX RX 580 (4GB) cards marked down to 179.99
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#10
Tartaros
I got my brand new 1070ti for 470€ in june, prices have been going down of a while. Of course I would love to see prices from 10 years ago but we are in a better place than we were last year, it was ludicrous.
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#11
JRMBelgium
The same card still costs 294 euro in my country, that's 340 dollars. Almost 50% more!
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#12
Paganstomp
Got a lightly used Dell GTX 1060 6GB off eBay this morning for $199 for my backup system. Been watching prices drop since the RTX release announcement. Everybody is flogging GPUs. Which everybody knew was bound to happen. The question was when.
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#13
Venger
neatfeatguy
MSRP on a GTX 1080 is $599. I'm seeing at my local Micro Center all GTX 1080s they stock are at MSRP or far below. One even listed at $449.99 (after $20 MIR).

I wonder if prices will drop any further on remaining stock as the release of the RTX models gets closer?
$429.99 at NewEgg for GigaByte GeForce GTX 1080
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#14
Robcostyle
Yeah?

690$ for GTX 1070 (non Ti) - how about that? Ukraine is the land of opportunity... hate this country
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#15
Redoctober
Robcostyle
Yeah?

690$ for GTX 1070 (non Ti) - how about that? Ukraine is the land of opportunity... hate this country
690$ in Bangkok you can get Strix 1080TI right now.
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#16
sepheronx
GTX 1070ti's are going for about ~$400 - $600 CAD.

I just purchased a GTX 1070 for $400 :(
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#17
Fatalfury
AMD is having a gap of 1& half year..in GPU
and its not like its going to be a perfect release of 7nm on the exact release date.
probably till 2020.

SO until then they need to release 12nm vega or Polaris competing in lower & mid range for the time being..
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#18
sepheronx
If a cheap Vega shows its head, I want it.
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#19
Th3pwn3r
sepheronx
If a cheap Vega shows its head, I want it.
That along with a Freesync monitor is probably the best bang for the buck. If you shell out a bit more look into a Dell monitor and a 1080 for 2560x1440 gaming at 144+ hz.
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