"b) Why is the price hike so gigantic between a 1660 (~700€) and a 2080 (>=3000€)?"
3 year ago around 250 euro
For how much can I sell my 3080 ?
For some reason whilst the rest of the world had no gpu supply, we (Australia) had tons of 3070/80s, I bought mine in Feb/March and back then still plenty of stock, except only 1 allowed per person, but still we had tons whilst EU and NA had none. Stock is gone now but I wonder why we had such a good supply before.
i just bought a 2060 for €500, could have got a 3080 a year ago for almost the same price :d
I would rather buy from "build ur own pc" sites, at least if u buy from them yes you will need to buy whole new pc and u don't build yourself and building it is enjoyable experience
glad i bought a 2nd hand 1080ti in december 2020 for 330€
If you wanna have the best odds of getting a gpu at msrp try to get into the bestbuy site before a drop (I don’t know If they are in EU) by seeing if other cards come in stock there before the ones you’re looking for do (bots check with 1 min or so intervals). Don’t refresh the tab to try to get one, just wait. The gpu is reserved once you hit checkout. I was able to get a 3070 for 500$ + tax using this after looking for months.
1660 super was less than 300euro last year. Damn, 700 for that gpu is sad
also global chip production isn't actually down cuz of covid, its been running at 90%+ capacity almost the entire pandemic
its just that everyone is at home so there is a huge increase in demand for chips for consumers, and even the corporate market
I bought 1660S back in late 2019 for 230€ and sold it like 3 months ago for 490€. I thought this crypto shit will be ended by now.
are you serious you spent 700 for an old weak gpu?
anyways crypto is falling and so will gpu prices luckily
Wanted to buy 3080 on launch, 699 dollers (over 3k in Poland). Right now the price for 3080 in Poland is 10k+, over 3 times the launch price. It's in fucking sane.
Mainly because of cryptos but as of today the cryptos are bursting. Unfortunately it will take months for prices to drop