You didn't bring this up to get excited about a technology that according to Nvidia might take 10 years to be successful, you were clearly believing when you posted this that it would be a success in a much shorter time.ronMctube wrote:oh i know it wont be right for a few more years yet thats why i said at a later date.
Let's not run around the bush, these prices are high because of shortages and nothing else. We've seen that pattern numerous times in the history of computer components. On top of that, all that bitcoin mining with GPUs is using tons of electricity. Here are 3 recent articles:ronMctube wrote:powerful pcs prices are starting to accelerate
"Even With Energy Surplus, Canada Unable to Meet Electricity Demands of Bitcoin Miners"
"Iceland Expects to Use More Electricity Mining Bitcoin Than Powering Homes This Year"
"One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week"
"A Single Bitcoin Transaction Takes Thousands of Times More Energy Than a Credit Card Swipe"
Sorry, but that foolishness won't continue forever. On top of that, you got a retail market and producers of PC components and input/output devices that see their sales going down, since customers are delaying computer upgrades, they're not happy with the situation either and will be a joined force that will try to get those prices down. As for the consumers, they don't cry too much right now because of their fancy 10-series cards, but it won't take long before they want more and if that means paying 2 to 3 times more than they are used to, they'll be very vocal about it too.
Just my last 2 cents.