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Video cards cheap again?
« on: April 25 2018, 10:47:38 PM »
....We reported earlier in the month that cryptocurrency mining machine manufacturers were being asked to halt planned shipments of their ASICs due to “lackluster replacement demand for mining machines.” Thankfully the same thing seems to be happening to graphics card manufacturers too.
DigiTimes claims that Taiwanese card makers, Gigabyte, MSI, and TUL, are all expecting to see shipments in April drop by a massive 40% month-on-month. They’re saying that a lot of their big clients, such as distributors and mining farms, have either suspended, or cut, their orders of graphics cards.
It all seems to be down to a combination of a general slowdown in the cryptocurrency market overall, as well as a growing trend of companies holding back on graphics card purchases because of the Bitmain ASICs set to arrive in the third quarter of this year. Those are the ASICs specifically designed to take on the previously GPU-centric Ethereum and Monero altcoins.
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Re: Video cards cheap again?
« Reply #1 on: April 26 2018, 08:34:53 AM »
yep, they seem to be coming available at more normal prices.
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Re: Video cards cheap again?
« Reply #2 on: June 11 2018, 09:58:56 AM »
This mining seems to cost more than the miner gets out of it. And the rollercoaster ride of "value" sure doesn't make me want to or even think that it is a good idea to be "investing" in the equipment much less the electric it takes for who knows what kind of return. Even the ripple and etherium bitcoin wanna be currencies don't seem to have stabilized and who knows what governments will impose as far as restrictions and such.

I guess ill just keep going to the job and see how that works out

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