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Message 1943463 - Posted: 9 Jul 2018, 6:46:11 UTC - in response to Message 1943336.  

Yes, you are correct. The graphics chip makers are no dummies. But I saw a report that one OEM was returning 300,000 Pascal chips to Nvidia because they didn't have a market for finished product anymore.

Rather strange considering all the GTX 1030, GTX 1050, GTX 1060, GTX 1070 & GTX 1080s & GTX 1080Tis still being sold, even with the present still high prices.
Maybe once the next generation of GPUs is finally released, and widely available I can see the market for Pascal chips drying up, eventually. Even so, the GTX 750Ti Maxwell GPUs are still selling.
If that OEM was making mining only cards with no video output they might now no longer have a market for them, although I don't see why NVidia would take them back unless they had yet to be paid for.
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Message 1943466 - Posted: 9 Jul 2018, 7:11:45 UTC - in response to Message 1943463.  

I wondered about that too. Why would Nvidia agree to take them back? I was thinking some sort of commission arrangement or advance shipment conducive on a contract arrangement to buy many more wafers in the future. Don't know how the business arrangements work between foundries and OEM's
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Message 1943495 - Posted: 9 Jul 2018, 14:02:32 UTC

The prices at NewEgg aren't that much higher than they were before Christmas...if you keep an eye out.
A couple of weeks ago the GIGABYTE GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD was down to $229 with a $20 rebate, making it only $10 more than pre-Chrismas. So, I bought another one.
Then, the EVGA 03G-P4-6167-KR keeps dropping down to $239 for a day or so. I bought one of those at $239.
Right now they are back to slightly higher prices, but, they are Much better than they were a few months ago.
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Message 1944777 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 18:52:13 UTC

Today is a good day to pick up some bundles on GPUs and PSUs at EVGA

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Message 1944781 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 19:17:22 UTC - in response to Message 1944777.  

I wonder is this is an effect of the crypto mining downturn?
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Message 1944805 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 21:52:48 UTC - in response to Message 1944781.  

I wonder is this is an effect of the crypto mining downturn?


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Message 1944811 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 22:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1944805.  

It is what I would expect. When the crypto mining was in full force, you couldn't buy a gpu or high-wattage psu for love nor money. Looks like mfr's are needing to get rid of excess inventory. Thus the combo deals of gpu/psu.
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Message 1944817 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 22:27:12 UTC

You could see EVGA Hybrids 1080Ti selled for 600-700$ on Ebay.
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Message 1944861 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 8:34:06 UTC

Also, some prospective Nvidia buyers may be holding back, waiting for the 1100 series.
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Message 1947305 - Posted: 1 Aug 2018, 19:04:54 UTC - in response to Message 1944811.  
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It is what I would expect. When the crypto mining was in full force, you couldn't buy a gpu or high-wattage psu for love nor money. Looks like mfr's are needing to get rid of excess inventory. Thus the combo deals of gpu/psu.
Yeah Keith, just got home from a little vaca this weekend, and was grinding thru the mass of emails when I came across one from EVGA. Took a gander at their site, and saw that they even had the 1600w Titanium model PSU's on sale for like $50 or so off, and I said to myself that the bloom is off the rose, and the worm has turned, so to speak. Wonder how long it will be till supply equalizes with demand? Not complaining, mind you, though ATM I don't have a need for any more hardware (thank goodness!).

*edit* Was just shopping for a replacement battery pack for one of my APC UPS's on Amazon, and noticed that I still had saved in my cart (from a while ago) the EVGA Titanium 1600, and it noted a price decrease from $369 to $349, so things just keep getting better! Plus, if you register it quickly, they extend the warranty for and addl 2 years, to a 12 year total warranty. Not bad, especially considering that I believe it's unlikely that EVGA will disappear any time soon. No one's too big to fail, but I'd bet against it.

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Message 1947309 - Posted: 1 Aug 2018, 19:41:44 UTC

From what I have read of financial analyst's commentary, Nvidia got themselves into a pickle with way too much inventory to carry on the books. I think if there really is going to be any kind of announcement about a rumored 1100 series, the announcement will be just of the general variety of Nvidia continuing to develop new products as new manufacturing processes develop. The last thing they want to do is scare off any prospective buyers of now readily available 1000 series products by announcing the 1100 series and causing a buyer to hold off waiting for the latest and greatest product which they might believe is imminent.

The only scenario where I can see 1100 series product showing up is in OEM assembled systems like Lenovo and Dell. I don't think any 1100 series cards would be put into the system integrators channels either as they would lose control over whether a 1100 series card made it into the general retail channel. They don't want to sabotage their efforts to reduce the glut of 1000 series chips they are sitting on.

I still will probably make one more gpu purchase to replace my 1060 and turn it into a 1080. But I have had to wait until I got the UPS upgraded. The system has a EVGA 1600T2 power supply so plenty of power available but I have been running the existing UPS in overloaded state and a new 1080 would just make it worse. The UPS should show up next week sometime and then I will get the 1080 Mini I have determined is the only product that will fit the bottom slot and clear the I/O headers on the motherboard. I had no luck with a powered PCIe slot extender.
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