News Graphics card prices set to fall following cryptocurrency plunge

Gigabyte recently reported a fall in GPU sales due to falling demand from cryptocurrency mining

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Jul 2, 2018.
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    Graphics card prices set to fall following cryptocurrency plunge - Gigabyte recently reported a fall in GPU sales due to falling demand from cryptocurrency mining

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    Please, please let it be true. I think my graphics card may be on the way out.
     
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    Yeah mine too. Been putting off an upgrade for a while, so I hope we see a return to normalcy soon!
     
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    A few weeks back the graphics card in my bedroom machine bit the dust, it took a while, it had been on the blink for a couple of weeks. It was an EVGA GTX760, out of warranty and was the second EVGA graphics card I've suffered as a casualty.

    So for the moment I've been using the graphic capability of the aging i7 CPU powering the machine and been thinking about getting a GTX1050 2Gb to put in there but they've typically been £150.00.

    I wouldn't have bothered considering a separate graphics card but the other evening I thought I'd install Neverwinter Nights 2 + DLC as it's been residing in 2 DVD cases for years and I've never tried it. But it wouldn't run as the game said my machine had no 3D capability, even after I'd applied the numerous NWN2 patches.

    There's an MSI GTX1050 2Gb card at Novatech for £120 atm (+ £5 p & p) so am seriously thinking about getting one of those. All I'm wondering is if the cards will reduce in price even further as days progress.
     
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    Becky Webmistress Administrator

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    But for just a bit more you could get the GTX 1050 Ti... But yes, might be wise to wait a bit and see what happens to prices.
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Thanks for input Becky but I don't game much on the bedroom machine, just the occasional older or less graphically demanding game so I probably don't need much more than the standard 1050.

    Whether to wait or not to wait - that is the question.

    It's a little like waiting to see if stocks and share prices go up or down :confused:
     
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    Flopps the MSI 1050 TI 4GB is available for £155 from Ebuyer

    The Low Profile is an extra fiver
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Came across this one on Ebay for £53.17 inc delivery Link I've asked the seller what make it is and whether it needs an extra power connector but they haven't replied yet.

    For that price I might just go for it.

    EDIT: Just noticed this is a 'Custom build, not original' so probably won't go for it.
     
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    Well I have put the one above in my basket. At time of posting Ebuyer have 71 left. So I will wait a little while as stocks dwindle and see what happens with prices
     
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    I got a GTX460 750 MB hardly used you could have for a tenner plus postage. At least I think I have somewhere in a mountain of mystery boxes that have not been unpacked yet. :cool:
     
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    Appreciate the offer Abarb but I've more or less settled on the standard 2Gb GTX1050 now and will probably order it from Novatech tomorrow.

    I also saw on Ebay I could get a GTX960, both 4Gb and 2Gb models, for less than £30. Almost went for that, would probably do me but in the end decided to go for the newer technology.

    I have a 6Gb GTX1060 in my main machine atm and it's been really rather good, handles everything I throw at it.
     
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    For those following, the card price went down to £152, It has now gone back upto £159, however included is a Kingston 120GB SSD which retails for about £29
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    I now have an MSI GTX1050 installed in my bedroom machine, it cost £126 including next day delivery from Novatech. And Neverwinter Nights 2 plays flawlessly with it.

    I've never played NWN2 before and I'm finding it a bit slow tbh but I'll give it a couple of hours and see if it gains more of my interest.

    The GTX1050 doesn't need an extra power connector or two and it really is quite small even though it does have two fans. Just a few short years ago the same technology would have arrived on a behometh sized card which you'd wonder whether it would fit in your desktop case.

    Technology sure has moved on - I'm pleased to say.

    For those interested Novatech used Parcelforce (Royal Mail) as a delivery courier who gave tracking information and a time window for delivery, mine arrived between noon and 13:00. I like that
     
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    At best they should know where you live. :lol:

    Enjoy your new PC. :cool:
     
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