eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 16:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 16:49:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 16:47:Why?
And that's even beyond the fact that NOBODY should be buying any GPU right now,
Because they are 50% to 200% above MSRP, duh
And maybe worse, because the 3xxx cards get updates in a few months that make the old cards obsolete
Your fist point is very valid and something I didn't know because I'm not in the market for a new graphics card. However, I think there is even a more general point to be made about hardware in general. There is a silicon shortage according to some research I've done and literally almost everything is up in price right now, not just GPUs.
I've been looking at buying a GTX 1650 based laptop which is not the latest and greatest I could buy but I don't want to spend a $1,000 either. They are selling for $200+ dollars over their historically lowest available price. So, one could make the argument not to buy many components of electronics right now unless you just have to have it.
And to your second point, saying that something coming soon makes the past generation obsolete is not true. It might drive prices down, it might not. I have the patience to wait out these inflated prices but I'm not happy about it.
I'm sorry to inform the general public that vaccines DO NOT bestow upon thee eternal life. If you're around the age of 80 you need to be making your peace with God or the easter bunny. Whichever you believe in.