posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 12:14 PM
originally posted by: introvert
originally posted by: havok
a reply to: introvert
Tell me about it.
I had to buy a lower end card to finish a build until the prices come down or the new 20 series comes out (rumor says mid-summer). Until then, I
refuse to pay outlandish prices, sometimes 2x manufacturer costs, for a GPU. It shouldn't cost half my budget for a decent card.
I think the cryptocurrency fad will level out, or fall off, and we should see more stability in the prices later this year.
do you just have a "hunch" on that?
samsung is rolling out a competitor to the bitmain products.
nvidia is rolling out the Volta cards next month, which many miners will switch to, and sell off their 1080's & 70s.
it's not a fad. and that's not my opinion.
you can mine lots of coins with just a powerful CPU.
you can also mine BurstCoin with hard drive space.
as long as there's coins with difficulty levels low enough for peopl eto mine relatively profitably and have their return on interest (price of
hardware) met in a reasonable timeframe.. then it will survive.
the only end to this fad is a permanent electrical blackout, and solar and geo-thermal powered mining operations prevent even that.
the only way gamers will be able to buy cards like they used to is if things like BurstCoin and other groundbreaking hash processing techniques are
developed that surpass the capacity of Graphics Card Processors.