Cartes graphiques : le crash des cryptomonnaies fait le bonheur des joueurs

Graphics cards: the cryptocurrency crash makes gamers happy

News hardware Graphics cards: the cryptocurrency crash makes gamers happy

The cryptocrash that is currently shaking up the world of cryptocurrencies is not just making people unhappy. In just 15 days, we have seen a significant price drop on most Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, to the delight of gamers who have been waiting for this for almost two years.

A few months before the release of the RTX 4000 and Radeon RX 7000, the price of graphics cards is gradually returning to normal

Flashback, we are September 17, 2020 and today the RTX 3080 is released, a monster of technology that will make the whole Earth say that with its new RTX 3000 graphics cards, Nvidia has skipped two generations at once.

The enthusiasm is such that pre-orders are snapped up and the cards quickly find themselves out of stock, the fault of a Covid epidemic which will change the face of the world in a lasting way, both from a health and logistical point of view. in all fields and particularly in Tech.

But another growing phenomenon is also at the origin of these unprecedented stock shortages, cryptocurrency mining. This practice is even considered to be THE number one responsible for the lack of availability and the very significant price increase (some models were still trading until recently at two or three times the recommended price, the famous MSRP).

Bitcoin price crashes, graphics cards return to original price

It must be said that the calculation is quickly done, without any computer knowledge, it is possible to undermine your graphics card and make it profitable in the space of a few months. Some have therefore developed this business in an industrial way and thus the famous mining farms were born.

But recently, the price of cryptocurrencies has collapsed, Bitcoin has lost more than 60% of its value, others, like Terra Luna, have completely disappeared from circulation…

Naturally, the appeal of mining is down, demand for graphics cards is down, inventory is up and prices are down. The famous law of supply and demand. If in addition we weigh the imminent release of the next RTX 4000 and Radeon RX 7000 series, all the lights are almost green for a return to normal on current generations.

Source: VideoCardz

Graphics cards: the cryptocurrency crash makes gamers happy

This was observed by our colleagues from Tom’s Hardware, relayed by VideoCardz, which noted a significant drop in both the new market and the second-hand market, on all current cards, as you can see in the table above.

If you’ve been waiting for the Grail for 2 years, your wait is coming to an end! Jump on an affordable RTX 3000 or wait for the RTX 4000s? That’s another question…

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