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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 2, 2022, 00:14
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RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:57:
Should You Care About TBW?
Most regular computer users (and that includes gamers) will never reach TBW during the normal lifetime of a drive.
My first SSD, and only one to "fail" seemed to have a built in timer to trigger a failure warning. It was in a PC I repurposed for a media server. It was a small 64GB SSD and was used exclusively for the boot drive and a few programs. It had several TB of HDD space for storage, and it ran 24/7. One day I remote connect to it to find an error saying the drive is reporting low health or something. I had the manufacturer's diagnostic software installed, and it literally dropped from 100% health to 6% health overnight. I used another program called SSDLife Pro that can read SMART and other diagnostics, and it had coincidentally just passed exactly 5 years of power on time. In that time it only had 190 power cycles, and only a little over 4TB written.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 19:03
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jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 18:50:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:57:

Nvidia will do anything to keep their profit margins, even if it meant cutting back on production. smart
Need more competition in the GPU market. Kind of glad Intel is taking another stab at it.
I just hack snorted.
Thinking Intel is going to be competition is a fairy tale.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 18:50
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RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:57:

Nvidia will do anything to keep their profit margins, even if it meant cutting back on production. smart
Need more competition in the GPU market. Kind of glad Intel is taking another stab at it.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 17:50
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Jul 1, 2022, 17:50
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 17:25:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:00:
the prices have come down to within/below MSRP range over the last few months.

Dumbest comment I've seen in a long time.

No they're not.

I was going by the latest Computerbase (one of the most popular German hardware sites) update on graphics card prices from June 27th. It reads...

Bei den GeForce RTX 3000 hat sich wiederum gegenüber dem letzten Update Anfang Juni nur wenig geändert. Unterm Strich sind die Nvidia-Grafikkarten noch zehn Prozent teurer als der UVP. Den anteilsmäßig größten Preissprung gab es bei der RTX 3060 Ti, die statt 549 Euro nur noch 500 Euro kostet.

... and the English translation is...

Regarding the RTX 3000 cards there has been little change since our early June update. On average, those nVidia graphics cards are now 10% above MSRP. The RTX 3060Ti made the relatively biggest leap since it now sells at only €500 instead of €549

Mea culpa. I guess I didn't know that Computerbase was full of shit when they wrote that. I always thought of them as a fairly... or mostly reliable website but I guess I have to put them on my constantly growing shitlist of formerly reliable websites, too...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 17:25
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RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:00:
the prices have come down to within/below MSRP range over the last few months.

Dumbest comment I've seen in a long time.

No they're not. 3080 ti and above do, but it counts for jack shit, that's less than 1% of the market and rich kids will buy them no matter the price anyway.
Everything below? Still above MSRP ( 25% to 40% above for midrange GPUs depending on the model in the US, just look up nowinstock and pcpartpicker ).

And fuck RDNA2, their RT performance sucks, even the 6950XT has trouble beating a 2060 in some RT heavy titles.

If they want to empty their warehouses allegedly full of 30 series, they better start dropping prices. That's how supply and demand works. Supply high, demand low, prices go down. Keep prices up? Well, don't complain when the warehouses stay full.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 14:23
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RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:28:
Then buy AMD and stop whining like a baby...

P.S.: The MSRP/UVP for a RTX 3070 is €499, not €479.96.

Well I can't argue with that. But If I bought a AMD gpu I know at least RedEye9 would crucify me for previously saying I wouldn't ;p
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 14:03
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A bad photoshop of Doom on a McDonald's kiosk prompted an article to be written about it, taking it seriously. :-facepalm-:
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 13:28
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2022, 13:28
Jul 1, 2022, 13:28
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:17:
RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:43:
Dear NVIDIA, demand is lower because your prices are fucked.

Dumbest comment I've seen in a long time.

Just a few months ago the prices were 2x MSRP and yet demand was so high that every single card was sold out within milliseconds. The only cards available were on eBay from scalpers.
The demand has collapsed because crypto mining is experiencing a slump and the prices have come down to within/below MSRP range over the last few months.

Crypto will not recover so soon. Energy costs are on a rise due to the Russia vs. Ukraine war. That makes mining more and more unattractive in the vast majority of countries.

Other factors are also obviously related to the ongoing war (inflation etc.) and to the lockdowns in China that had a huge impact on the supply chain.

ALL huge IT companies have dialed down their orders or their production. Apple has also reduced orders from TSMC a while ago already and it seems like further downscaling is planned. Same for AMD who will cancel some of their 6nm/7nm orders while 5nm orders seem to be unaffected for now. All of the major memory and NAND makers are also reducing their output. It's all over the news in recent days. The outlook for the (PC/mobile) hardware market is rather grim.

You'd have to be ignorant to the max to blame it on "fucked prices" (which already aren't nearly as fucked as they used to be... in fact, we could almost call them unfucked for now).

3070 - released 29th October 2020
479,96 € it should cost (MSRP)
639,00 € is what it costs right now

Prices unfucked? LMAO

2 year old cards should not be above MSRP in a healthy market

Then buy AMD and stop whining like a baby...

P.S.: The MSRP/UVP for a RTX 3070 is €499, not €479.96.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 13:17
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Jul 1, 2022, 13:17
 
RogueSix wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 13:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:43:
Dear NVIDIA, demand is lower because your prices are fucked.

Dumbest comment I've seen in a long time.

Just a few months ago the prices were 2x MSRP and yet demand was so high that every single card was sold out within milliseconds. The only cards available were on eBay from scalpers.
The demand has collapsed because crypto mining is experiencing a slump and the prices have come down to within/below MSRP range over the last few months.

Crypto will not recover so soon. Energy costs are on a rise due to the Russia vs. Ukraine war. That makes mining more and more unattractive in the vast majority of countries.

Other factors are also obviously related to the ongoing war (inflation etc.) and to the lockdowns in China that had a huge impact on the supply chain.

ALL huge IT companies have dialed down their orders or their production. Apple has also reduced orders from TSMC a while ago already and it seems like further downscaling is planned. Same for AMD who will cancel some of their 6nm/7nm orders while 5nm orders seem to be unaffected for now. All of the major memory and NAND makers are also reducing their output. It's all over the news in recent days. The outlook for the (PC/mobile) hardware market is rather grim.

You'd have to be ignorant to the max to blame it on "fucked prices" (which already aren't nearly as fucked as they used to be... in fact, we could almost call them unfucked for now).

3070 - released 29th October 2020
479,96 € it should cost (MSRP)
639,00 € is what it costs right now

Prices unfucked? LMAO

2 year old cards should not be above MSRP in a healthy market
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 13:10
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Jul 1, 2022, 13:10
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:43:
Dear NVIDIA, demand is lower because your prices are fucked.
With love, someone who doesn't pay 200€ above the price something should have that is already a year old and outdated thanks to your new announcements.

True. So they reduce the availability even further to ask for even more money. This is how our system works: the profits are not allowed to be stable, they must rise with every new product generation. Because money is endless - just as greed is.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
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Jul 1, 2022, 13:00
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 12:43:
Dear NVIDIA, demand is lower because your prices are fucked.

Dumbest comment I've seen in a long time.

Just a few months ago the prices were 2x MSRP and yet demand was so high that every single card was sold out within milliseconds. The only cards available were on eBay from scalpers.
The demand has collapsed because crypto mining is experiencing a slump and the prices have come down to within/below MSRP range over the last few months.

Crypto will not recover so soon. Energy costs are on a rise due to the Russia vs. Ukraine war. That makes mining more and more unattractive in the vast majority of countries.

Other factors are also obviously related to the ongoing war (inflation etc.) and to the lockdowns in China that had a huge impact on the supply chain.

ALL huge IT companies have dialed down their orders or their production. Apple has also reduced orders from TSMC a while ago already and it seems like further downscaling is planned. Same for AMD who will cancel some of their 6nm/7nm orders while 5nm orders seem to be unaffected for now. All of the major memory and NAND makers are also reducing their output. It's all over the news in recent days. The outlook for the (PC/mobile) hardware market is rather grim.

You'd have to be ignorant to the max to blame it on "fucked prices" (which already aren't nearly as fucked as they used to be... in fact, we could almost call them unfucked for now).
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Jul 1, 2022, 12:57
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Jul 1, 2022, 12:57
 
Should You Care About TBW?
Most regular computer users (and that includes gamers) will never reach TBW during the normal lifetime of a drive.
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Nvidia will do anything to keep their profit margins, even if it meant cutting back on production. smart

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 1, 2022, 12:43
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Jul 1, 2022, 12:43
 
Dear NVIDIA, demand is lower because your prices are fucked.
With love, someone who doesn't pay 200€ above the price something should have that is already a year old and outdated thanks to your new announcements.
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