Does anyone else think the GPU market is completely unsustainable? And I'm not just talking about 2020 with the whole pandemic worsening the situation. Even before that price inflation was out of control and stock was fairly low on cards thanks to stuff like cryptomining never really going away. It's so bad it's actually making me rethink my decision to upgrade my PC this year and consider a console instead.
For example currently I have a 1660S in my system and want to upgrade to an RTX 30 card this year, preferably a 3080 but I know I'll never find one any time soon without paying $1000+. By the time RTX 30 cards finally get any sort of decent stock it might be late into 2021 and by then stuff like Super and Ti versions of cards will be released and RTX 40 series cards will be in the pipeline and well on their way.
To summarize what I'm saying here it seems like we've hit a point where buying any new GPUs at or near launch is a pipedream and by the time they're actually available they're already outdated and less desirable to buy. The market seems like it's in a very weird/bad place in the last few years, obviously worsened by the pandemic situation this year, and I don't see it improving for the better any time soon without dramatic change.
It seems ASUS have increased their MSRP of their 3000 series, as shown in this picture [here.] (https://imgur.com/a/uzW03Sz)
You can check on their website [here] (https://store.asus.com/us/category/graphicscards?) the newer prices
And it seems B&H have updated their prices with these new MSRP [here] (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Asus%203080&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&)
If you can't see the image, they are like this:
Source: PCMR FB post/group
What do you guy think? Do you think other AIB will raise their prices of 3000 series too?
Edit: it seems only the TUF Non OC cards have retained the price (the price haven't been increased
Edit2: This is an official statement from an Asus tech that runs a DIY Facebook group.
"Update regarding MSRP pricing for ASUS components in 2021.
This update applies to graphics cards and motherboards*
We have an announcement in regards to MSRP price changes that are effective in early 2021 for our award-winning series of graphic cards and motherboards. Our new MSRP reflects increases in cost for components. operating costs, and logistical activities plus a continuation of import tariffs. We worked closely with our supply and logistic partners to minimize price increases. ASUS greatly appreciates your continued business and support as we navigate through this time of unprecedented market change.
*additional models may see an increase as we moved further into Q1."
I’m a bartender and the area I work in is upper class and petty as hell. As I tell people all the time “I don’t go out here, I just work here.” One random night not too long ago I’m making drinks at the well for servers to take to their customers at their tables while the other bartenders handle our bar top guests.
It’s the middle of our rush and one of my servers comes up with a drink 1/4 full and sets it down saying the customer hates it and was demanding a different drink. Specifically, they wanted a vodka mojito. I was too busy to put up a fight and the poor girl looked run down already from the night, so I went ahead and made it, even though it was obvious the woman was just looking for free shit. The server runs the drink to the table and it happens to be the table closest to my well so I can see and hear everything. She sets it down and hurries off to another table waving her down and I watch as this woman SLAMS the drink until there is nothing but mint and ice left in the glass, with maaaybe half an ounce of liquid in the bottom, then turns around and grabs the server again.
“Uhm, I specifically asked for this with VODKA.”
“Yes, ma’am, it is.”
“I know what vodka tastes like, this is clearly rum. Tell your bartender to make it right this time, I’m not paying for this.”
The server tried to say something but was rudely cut off and told to get it remade again, so she picks up the glass and walks over to me. “I’m so sorry OP,” she starts, and I immediately tell her it’s okay, I saw the whole thing. “Girl, don’t worry. I got you.”
So I remade the woman’s drink. One virgin mojito coming up. Nuthin but mint, lime, simple, and soda water.
I cannot explain the satisfaction we both felt when that drink hit the table and we watched the woman sip it and go “Now THAT is vodka.”
You get what you pay for.
Edit: since people are wondering, she ended up “getting one drink comped off” that drink being the virgin one. She paid for the others.
>Within the league office, sources said officials have floated the price tag of $2.5 billion each for two expansion teams in the near future. Unlike other major revenue streams such as TV and ticket money, expansion fees are not split with players. Such a haul could mean about $160 million per team, a windfall that could wipe out the massive debt load that's piling up, and that alone has perked interest in the expansion path.
>Considering there might be multiple offers from cities like Seattle or Las Vegas and that the league knows its business and its bidders, that could be a fair projection. But a potential Wolves sale of $1.5 billion or less would mean a correction in the NBA market after a decade of growth.
>The Utah Jazz, who play in a much smaller market than Minneapolis, sold for $1.66 billion last month to tech billionaire Ryan Smith. That is a strong vote of confidence in the continued rise in franchise value -- but it might have been an outlier.
I had built my PC at the beginning of December but I didn't realize that there are literally no GPUs on the market so I rolled with my old GTX 770 2GB while spamming F5 in shops everyday, not only to stumble onto something that is actually available but also at a price that I can pay without having to sell my wife and son to human traffickers.
Finally after a month I landed Gigabyte RTX 3070 Vision. Extremally pumped I teared the box apart and started to install it only to found out that... I can't install it. Length was OK for my case but no matter what I did, it would just not fit into PCIE slot. Yup, I thought, after all of this. Busted card. Crooked PCIE... or maybe busted mobo, even better. I tried couple more times, used force, if it breaks so be it (I was pretty pissed). Then I just give up, took the card out and went for the box to pack it and send it back. While putting it into box - guess what, you probably guessed it - there is big, plastic, black protective plug on PCIE connector.
Who almost broke his card and mobo trying to fit chunk of protective plastic into PCIE slot???
This guy! 👉🤡👈
Shorts, after many failed attempts, we are warning you now, again, more than ever. (Do you guys just hate making money or what?) WSB, in all its retarded wisdom, will not stop to see this thesis play through to its completion. Now, the whole world is watching this Infinity War play through, and you're at the wrong end of the $ROPE. You guys keep on gluing yourselves into a corner, and the bulls are about to go Muhammad Ali on your ass. Even Jim fucking Cramer said it.
Likewise, to my fellow GameStop/GME GANG BULLS: The longer we wait, the bigger our reward. Let me explain.
Let's assume shorts haven't even covered yet (and many analysts say they haven't), then the bigger our initial investment capital to be multiplied to theoretical infinity, and that's not even counting our call options (juicy gamma squeeze, anyone?). Now, let's do some math.
• Assume C(n) is 'zero point', prior to squeeze; where 'C' is initial capital, and 'n' is all the compounded multiplier prior to the deadly short squeeze. Basically, it's just your total capital multiplied by organic % growth. It's some king shit. Let's say that C(e) is ending capital. Remember the 'compound interest is king' worship on subs like r/investing? Well, my fellow retards, this is compound interest on fucking steroids so scientifically advanced it hasn't even been birthed yet.
• Assume days-to-cover is about 6 as per avg. daily volume and number of shares shorted needing to be unwound, under a 100% of float shorted scenario (which, in our case, is actually 250%-300%+. Who knows how that shit plays out. (I like to play conservative: positive surprise is better than negative.)) (edit: some folks say that the average volume in the past few days has risen by 'x' amount. Might be true, but it could also die down to an averaged baseline since the volume spike was more organic buying imo. Also, consider that the current short % of float is 260.91%**** as of writing (Yahoo! Finance, Dec. 20, 2020 data). That's good for... keep reading on reddit ➡
Last week, I went to a local pawn shop to sell some stuff. While I was there, I was window shopping and saw that they had a computer for $89. I only really use a computer for youtube or websites and my laptop is pretty old so I tested this computer, everything worked so I bought it. The next day, I got a call and it was from the manager of the shop. He was very rude from the start and told me that the computer was labeled incorrectly and told me(didn't ask, rudely ordered me) to come in that day and either A.) return the computer or B.) pay the difference. I asked that the difference was and he said over $800. I guess it was supposed to be labeled $899.
I said I'd think about it and he said that if I wasn't in by the end of the day, he'd just charge my card the amount. I told him that he can't do that and he said if I didn't bring it in, or pay the difference, he was gonna ban me from the store and also call the police for theft. I just said I'd thnk about it again. I think he was mad cause the last thing he said to me was "listen, b***ch, either bring it in or go to jail, your choice". Or "you decide". Something like that. Then ended the call. I don't think the police can even do anything cause the price sticker is still on the computer and I have a receipt of the transaction for the $89 and there's probably also camera footage of me buying it and he must have a record of the purchase too.
It's not my fault that him or an employee labeled it incorrectly and it's not like I knew it was a wrong price when I bought it. I just saw a cheap computer that worked and bought it. I asked my friend who's into computers to look at it and see if it's actually worth that much or if this guy's just trying to scam me or something and he said that the parts are pretty high end and expensive. I don't think I did anything wrong but my friend said that I should take it back so idk.
As they say, if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I don't know whether this is denial, contrarianism, or something else, but this behavior seems to be endemic now, not just reserved for the video game industry.
I'll tell you straight up that after finally finishing the game, that it was likely worth the purchase price for me, but this does not at all change my support and encouragement for people focusing on the fact that we were deceived, and in many cases outright lied to. Nor should it change yours. I'd go so far as to say we are morally obligated to support these causes, because while this particular instance may not affect you as much, another eventually will if this trend continues unpunished. Corporate accountability is in the toilet, and while it may not strike the same chord with you as a toy manufacturer using lead paint, it is a shining example of a larger problem, and one perpetrated by a company not yet entirely immune to retribution.
No, no company is obligated to deliver the product of your wildest dreams... unless that's what they promise you.