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Can't wait to watch that in 4K on my work monitor, looks like YouTube is taking its time in getting that version encoded.

My first thought is that I hope the 3080 is cheap when the 4080 or 5080 comes out :olol: There's going to be a glut of 2080s on the market soon.

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BIG NAVI!! Delayed a touch owing to the next-gen console deluge, here's the Digital Foundry verdict on the RX 6800 XT and the RX 6800. Priced below 3080 and above 3070 respectively, AMD's pricing pretty much falls into line with rasterisation performance. There's some innovative engineering here, and full support for next-gen features including VRS and ray tracing... but just how well do the new AMD cards straddle the generational divide?

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So after 4 years, I think my 1070 is on the way out.

It's mined, it's gamed, it's been stuffed in cases with no cooling and it's provided me with countless hours of entertainment. But it's giving me a lot of blank screens, weird greens on cold boots and I think I saw an artifact tonight...

I think at this point the desktop is dead.
Even if I wanted to replace it, and even if I could get stock of anything I'm certainly not going to be paying literally double what all the cards on the market are actually worth (Both NVIDIA and AMD'S entire lineups are at least twice the cost they should realistically be) so I'm either going without a GPU for boring stuff, and gaming on console. Or gaming entirely retro and portable.

I never thought I'd see the day where I'd refuse to buy PC parts... remember the storage and RAM hikes back in the day? Or when a mid level office machine cost 3 grand? That never put me off. But this has.

I'm just angry because my $500 thing half a decade ago can't be replaced for half the price.
I'm not being priced out the hobby, I'm just finding ways to better use the money.
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Today we're testing the AMD Radeon RX 6400 and seeing how it performs with PCIe 4.0, PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 systems. What can this new entry level card do?

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So are video cards finally able to be had at a decent price? I see the 1660 Super is finally selling on Ebay for around $250 and that Newegg actually has cards in stock for their MSRP.
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The "Shortage" is over.

I was in 2 bricks and mortar computer stores yesterday and there was loads of cards behind glass and counters.
Looking on all the shelves, finding networking gear and cables seems to be harder than finding a GPU.

I'm guessing there is so many because they are still priced stupidly.

It's so easy to forget what things actually look like when you do all your shopping online, but if you actually see what's happening, the shortage is fucking made up to justify the prices...
When you use your own eyes however, there's no shortage!
I don't know how long the shelves have been full for, but it looks like the shortage ended a while back.

The only problem is now that there's a card for every budget, as long as your budget is paying over $500 for a product that should be $250-300.

It's like in Futurama where Fry rushes to get a new eye phone. (The same episode as the shut up and take my money meme)
ARE THERE ANY LEFT? Then the staff member tells him there may be one and then we see a stockpile of billions of the things.
And at the end Mom, (Jensen/Su) calls people dumbases when they line up for the next one.

It's exactly like that. Shortage my fucking ass. Give me my god damn mid level AMD cards for $300-$350 again already!
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