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Skyrocketing prices of GPU's

I am writing this post just to get everyone's opinion about the current state of the gpu market. Prior to Feb 2017 most of the video cards that were gddr5 and 4 to 8 gigs would run for the mid to high 200's now those same cards are going for nearly up 700 now. I know the supply is limited but I really can't see wh...

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Written on {{'2018-01-04T22:59:20-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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It seems the prices are lower right now compare to 6months ago.    

Written on {{'2017-12-13T19:13:41-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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I think all of this pricing madness is thanks to bitcoin mining. It's amazing I thought bitcoin was about ready to tank at $100 like 3-4 years ago. Really missed the boat on that one. 
Written on {{'2017-07-23T08:47:47-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Lucky that I bought my 670 in January. 
Written on {{'2017-07-21T17:57:02-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Ok I am mainly focusing on the Rx 580 which the 8 gig cards used to go for 200 to 300 in Feb and are now 500+ on newegg. The post earlier covers how the prices have been spiking because of supply and demand. Now comparably for the price I will go for the rx 580 over the nvidia counter part just because I have had great luck with amd video cards 
Written on {{'2017-07-21T14:29:22-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Okay, compare the performance of a top line video card in Feb 2017 vs today. Also, your statement is incorrect, top line video cards in Feb 2017 were about the same as they are now. In the $500-$700 range for top line mainstream (1080 gpu + optional waterblock) or $1000+ (Titan class) vs now (1080 ti GPU vs Titan class for new 1080's)

Written on {{'2017-07-13T08:36:57-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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What are you talking about?  https://pcpartpicker.com/trends/price/video-card/

The GTX 1060 has seen a 33%-ish rise in price (3GB version), the 1070s have seen a recent bump, but that's back to initial release levels and only a 20%ish bump over recent averages.  The 1080 has seen ~15% drop while the 1080ti is holding pretty steady.  

The heat maps in the graphs show some extremely expensive outliers, but the majority of pricing is around the average.  If you want to look for outliers, sure.

Additionally, your math is wrong.  A card that went for upper 200s to just under 700 is more than a 100% increase, not practically 100% increase.  What card are you looking for, because me thinks you're looking in really sub-optimal places.

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