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Message 1877385 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 1:38:45 UTC - in response to Message 1877356.  
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I'm counting my blessings for getting the 1080's and 1060's when I did. Dang.

Me too. I got a second pair of 1060's last month before the price jumped. I can see why they had a limit of 2 per customer.

Now might be a good time to sell off the GTX970's that my 1060's replaced.
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Message 1877390 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 2:05:41 UTC - in response to Message 1877385.  

Now might be a good time to sell off the GTX970's that my 1060's replaced.

And save up the money for when video cards are more reasonably priced.
I suspect it could be a good 12 months off, if not more.
The frenzy is only just getting going.
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Message 1877395 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 2:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 1877390.  

Oh god, I hope not... :-/

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Message 1877397 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 3:44:21 UTC - in response to Message 1877390.  

I suspect it could be a good 12 months off, if not more.

Nature abhors a vacuum, they will be back shortly, IMO.
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Message 1877525 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 22:25:12 UTC - in response to Message 1877397.  

I suspect it could be a good 12 months off, if not more.

Nature abhors a vacuum, they will be back shortly, IMO.

Or not.

Just read another article suggesting that the card manufacturers themselves are having problems getting GPU cores from NVidia & AMD and pointing out that Vega is due for release very shortly, and NVidia will be releasing Volta later this year or early next. So the move to the new architectures is probably impacting on current production as TSMC and Global Foundries have limited production capacity so existing product output has to be reduced to allow the new production runs to take place, and with new products it takes time to get the yields up. Normally such a move is pretty much invisible, but with the crypto currency mining boom it's resulting in significant shortages.
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Message 1877526 - Posted: 8 Jul 2017, 22:53:52 UTC - in response to Message 1877525.  

I guess our only hope then is that the difficulty gets ratcheted up pretty quickly, the returns start dropping off noticeably, and the word gets out to all those late comer get rich quick ilk right away. Otherwise if what you read is true, it could be a long drought for us crunchers wanting to upgrade our systems for a reasonable price.

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Message 1877544 - Posted: 9 Jul 2017, 0:40:36 UTC

Well I purchased a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD 3GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card for $229.00 + $4.99 S + H from New Egg Last Thursday. They came into stock midday and immediately ran out. It is supposed to arrive Wednesday. I know nothing about GIGABYTE, I guess I'll find out. IMO the price was OK , I got it to upgrade my GTX660.
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Message 1877553 - Posted: 9 Jul 2017, 1:53:14 UTC - in response to Message 1877544.  

I had about given up on getting any kind of shorty GTX 1060 6GB card since this cryptocurrency fad hit. On a whim I put this EVGA GTX 1060 card on Auto Notify at Newegg this past Thursday and Friday I got the notice it was available. Ordered it immediately and noticed after an hour to check the order status it had already gone out of stock again. Should ship on Monday.
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Message 1877557 - Posted: 9 Jul 2017, 2:37:54 UTC - in response to Message 1877553.  

Geeze that's not a super cheapy like I buy. The feeding frenzy has moved upmarket.
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Message 1877560 - Posted: 9 Jul 2017, 3:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1877557.  
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No, but at least it wasn't marked up. That is the EVGA MSRP price for the card. I knew I wanted the 6GB version because of the CUDA core count and memory. I had watch-listed all variants of all 6 GB shorty 1060's, I didn't care what brand it ended up. A plus in my favor as EVGA is my preferred graphics card vendor because of prior card ownage, customer service and dependability. I have had it on EVGA website Auto-Notify for a couple of months now and nothing has ever become available. Another curious observation that Newegg for some reason seems to always have stock first and most often. I waited for over 2 months for Amazon to get my ASUS Prime X370 before I gave up on them and ordered it from Newegg and had it in two days.
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Message 1878206 - Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 13:35:36 UTC

Greetings All

Well the rumours are starting to spread, Ethereum is getting harder and a just hit another road bump.

So I give it 4 weeks before there is a deluge of gpu's coming onto the market.

Even though I have seen it now, 970s, 980s, 1060s, 1070s, and 1080s on the 2nd hand market, but still asking the same price as new or higher.

Dont depair, the prices will start to drop once they realise people wont take 2nd hand for those prices.

Cheers.

PS. Just for laughs, eldest daughter asks for windows back on her machine, so I say sure no problem, 2 weeks later sees Kubuntu up on the screen and goes, Dad that looks so cool can I have that, I just role my eyes and laugh.
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Message 1878441 - Posted: 15 Jul 2017, 21:12:17 UTC

I like your timeline, and will cross my fingers for everyone hoping to still do an upgrade sometime this summer (winter for you down in Oz/Taz/Kiwiland)!

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Message 1878788 - Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 21:02:52 UTC - in response to Message 1878206.  

Well, tazzduke, a number of reports I saw earlier today, are suggesting that the crypto-currency bubble is about to burst, very soon. Indeed, one report mentions large numbers of GPUs are being "dumped on eBay", as 'miners' seek to reduce their losses. The sooner that ridiculous bubble bursts, the better.
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Message 1878792 - Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 21:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 1878788.  

Like this guy? ;-)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING

Look at that stack. And he wants $270 each, USED. Riiight. Plus looks like there are other different ones on either side of that stack. Good luck, buddy!

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Message 1878793 - Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 21:33:16 UTC - in response to Message 1878206.  

PS. Just for laughs, eldest daughter asks for windows back on her machine, so I say sure no problem, 2 weeks later sees Kubuntu up on the screen and goes, Dad that looks so cool can I have that, I just role my eyes and laugh.


Dual Boot? :)

Just how old is this daughter :) Another ditsy teener?

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Message 1878794 - Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 21:40:37 UTC - in response to Message 1878792.  
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Like this guy? ;-)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING

Look at that stack. And he wants $270 each, USED. Riiight. Plus looks like there are other different ones on either side of that stack. Good luck, buddy!


I just looked an there are a number of 1060's out for bid so I am going to "watch" a couple to see what kind of price they actually sell for.

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 Super Compact Zotac Mini.

I bought a 6 GB one of these for about $225 a month+ ago. They have a "buy it now" for $242 which is not impossible.

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Message 1878805 - Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 22:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 1878794.  

Like this guy? ;-)

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GAMING

Look at that stack. And he wants $270 each, USED. Riiight. Plus looks like there are other different ones on either side of that stack. Good luck, buddy!


I just looked an there are a number of 1060's out for bid so I am going to "watch" a couple to see what kind of price they actually sell for.

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 Super Compact Zotac Mini.

I bought a 6 GB one of these for about $225 a month+ ago. They have a "buy it now" for $242 which is not impossible.

Tom

Just checked with a local comp parts supplier and they have sold out despite limiting sales to TWO per customer of all the high end graphics cards.
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Message 1878861 - Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 2:13:18 UTC - in response to Message 1878794.  

Tom, are those prices you mentioned for new or used? I am an EVGA guy, and I know that when you buy used, you get no warranty. If new, than nope, that is within the realm of reasonableness, esp considering the times. If used, well, not so much I would say.

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Message 1878867 - Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 2:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 1878861.  

They were used and for 'mining'. There was a listing in the US for a 3GB EVGA 1060 SC that was at about $160 with, by now, some 11 hours to run.
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Message 1878887 - Posted: 18 Jul 2017, 3:36:47 UTC - in response to Message 1878793.  

Hey Tom

Just short of 11 years old. Lol

Got MINT KDE on it now and she is happy with that.

Tried the VM route as well but the pc doesn't have enough RAM to run MINT with a win 7 guest.
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