What a steal :)

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$1400 is already a lot just for a GPU that alone consumes up to 450 Watts.

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+1. But hey, it's for the people that can afford it. More power to them. I'm happy with my ignorance of what a better performing machine would be. If I got used to someone awesome then had to scale back, THAT would be tough.

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More power to them

I laughed ^^

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Ha! No pun intended. Pure coincidence. :)

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+1. But hey, it's for the people that can afford it. More power to them. I'm happy with my ignorance of what a better performing machine would be. If I got used to someone awesome then had to scale back, THAT would be tough.

I paid around $1000 on my "ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING O8G 8GBDDR5X 256-bit (STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING)" when it came out. Was it worth the price? Absolutely not. Was it a great GPU? Obviously, it still is, even by today's standards. The fact is GPUs are massively overpriced due to various ever-growing reasons (crypto, global chip shortage, greed, hype, marketing, old reasons, new reasons, mixed reasons, etc). Unless in very specific cases it's almost always not worth the investment. But as we can't do without them either, sometimes it's a guilty pleasure. Still, that doesn't change the fact it's a bad investment.

To put things into perspective, the same amount of money I spent just on my GPU, if I had invested it in BTC on the same day I bought my GPU it would have resulted in a $40525 profit today. Multiply that by 6 if we're considering my whole setup. But hey, I was among the first to have one of the best GPUs on the market at that time so that should be priceless right? LOL :)

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I maintain my own sanity by buying and never price-checking every again. What you're doing I consider self-torture.

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I maintain my own sanity by buying and never price-checking every again. What you're doing I consider self-torture.

Not really, just life experience. One cannot know the best course of action but can improve based on their experience. So even if it looks like a loss, in the end it's still a win if you make the best out of it. One who's afraid to make mistakes cannot improve.

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Well back then, i could afford a 2080TI but our electricity (and gas) prices really went up by alot, and it only gets worse (nothing ever gets cheaper anymore)

Apparently (and most likely) the new cards will even draw 600 Watts.

I went from a GT 430 to a 2080TI i wouldn't want to go back either. :p

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Apparently (and most likely) the new cards will even draw 600 Watts.

LMAO, my AC consumed yesterday 710Wh (avg ~88,75Wh per hour) in 8 hours while cooling the house. A GPU consuming 600Wh per hour is beyond ridiculous.

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+1, but i bought around May a 3070Ti.
Fortunatly I not using gas and because of the prices solar panel improvement is currently being added to my house during August.
But shocked anyone from Holland cant afford the most expensive stuffs, average salary should be about 2,5-3* more there than mine in EastEU, and I have an above average salary here as software developer.

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Yeah but it doesn't matter what salary you get when other prices are rising through the roof. ;) Apparently if you get a new energy contract right now, you gonna pay 3x more up to 6000 a year. That's a few months salary for people. I hear alot of "i can't afford that" on twitter but we don't demonstrate and all just let it go. Also our inflation is up to 10% or something.
A lot of companies got consumed with greed, they always want profit each year, and raise their prices each year instead of it going down.

Yes atm i still live at home, and i know i will never get a high paid function, but doesn't mean i am not very worried any less, my biggest wish in life is still getting some children, but how do i ever build something up? Provide for them properly?

I am not a conspiracy thinker, but the WEF (which alot of our ministers, mayors and other high ranked people are members of by "coincidence") their motto is they want you to have nothing, not even a car of your own. And we are going a long way with this.
Meanwhile we welcome refugees enmass, and they get everything free, a house, healthcare, pocket money, but if the dutch person can't afford their electricty bill, it's just tough luck and a cold winter or worse just be on the streets.

I read yesterday a comment how your dad (or any male) back in the 80-90's could afford a house while the woman stayed at home with the kids, go on a holiday etc now even with 2 incomes you can barely buy a house (not to mention we got a shortage of houses), let alone afford a vacation.

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Now imagine that you live in Brazil, and the cheapest EVGA 3090 TI is R$ 13.400,00 (approx. US$ 2600), almost 5x my current salary.

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Eh o cúmulo do ridículo msm ¬¬

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Aqui deste lado do oceano a coisa não é diferente :)
Ou és menino filho de pai rico ou tás tramado :)
Continuamos então com nossos rigs da idade da pedra a tentar jogar alguma coisa :)

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Still at least 600 to go...

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That's less than I paid for my 3080 last year >_<

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Now lets see them drop a 3060 to 300 dollars or a 3050 to 200 dollars

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Time to break the piggy bank

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At this price you may as well wait for the new GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD to drop by the end of the year.

Side note: the 3090 Ti is not the only card that is being reduced. They are trying to get rid of stock before the next generation launches.

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It's kinda crazy to see GPU manufacturers squirm since we're heading into a recession and these dudes still trying to peddle enthusiast level gear as if like half the world ain't just another month away from homelessness, hunger and everything else. Takes a level of notable wealth to afford that gear these days. Funny how the older generations seemed like the absolute peak of GPU costs. Now buying a GPU that's so high end is some ultra "Let Them Eat Cake" moment.

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Its the golden age of technological advancement, it always has before been and always will be.

Anyways, Unreal Engine 5 could probably already run on dev PCs from the year 2000, judging by something like Final Fantasy Spirits Within. Its all timed pretty well, and devs do consider the hardware limits of their player bases even when they sit with monster rigs for development.

It means the more people adopt 4GB GPUs, the more chance that devs will focus on design exclusively for this hardware even if it means they have to exclude GPU users because of a long-term view of the game on the market, until you get games like this that burns 8GB VRAM easily, here a tech demo yeah, but we all knew they could do these things graphically already for quite a long time, of course.

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