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Old 08-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Are they again now? Interesting how that ship sailed about 4 years ago and has come back to harbor...
oh yea. They've driven the price of them all way up. I got lucky when I bought my RX470 whne I did.

SLI seems finicky. As I understand it, only certain games can make use of it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sadly SLI seems like it is forgotten
It should be. I bullied some dude years ago for getting 2 graphics just to SLI for call of duty. Each card was worth twice as much as the one I had at the time, which could already handle call of duty at max settings.

It's too much of a gimmick, unless you actually need it for whatever game or application.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm still rocking a 3770 and a GTX780.
Overclocked a bit, still no reason to upgrade.

A GTX980 is a great card.
Sadly SLI seems like it is forgotten, dual 980's is impressive when it works.
With DX12's native support of multiple video cards you actually get better performance if your cards are not SLI'd.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yup, miners have ruined the prices. The $200 price point is pretty much ruined now, those cards are at least $350 for the same lame performance. Used prices of really really old cards are now around $200, it just isn't worth buying them tbh. Have to wait it out.

There are other issues like DRAM becoming more expensive, but this is as big an impact on prices as mining.

Got my PC very roughly set up last night. Thankfully the HD 4870 worked to display the desktop

My GEIL EVO X (AMD specific model), worked at 3200mhz without issue using A-XMP profile 2 on my MSI Tomahawk motherboard. I have yet to install any drivers etc, as currently decorating the office area.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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For the money for almost all rigs you are better off again with one better card than two lesser cards.

Seriously a xx60 Nvidia every year is the best most people can do. I often break even probably because some goof ball decided to sli his old card and wants a match.

O.....I didn't realize that bit coin people were some how using video cards for this. Seems absurd to spend a lot on used cards though. Is there a place I can learn more details about this?
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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With DX12's native support of multiple video cards you actually get better performance if your cards are not SLI'd.
Has that actually been implemented yet?
That was a combination windows plus game dev requirement to actually make it work.

The test demos were interesting seeing.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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O.....I didn't realize that bit coin people were some how using video cards for this. Seems absurd to spend a lot on used cards though. Is there a place I can learn more details about this?
Video cards used to be the best way of doing it, but I'm talking back in like 2010. Dedicated miners took over for a bit because they could do it much more efficiently - I too am curious what shifted the market back. I haven't been in the mining game for about two years now.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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DRAM becoming more expensive
It's because Google wanted to stick DDR4 ram into their smartphones, which is unnecessary for the average user who browses facebook or netflix at work.

They're using it for their Botnet datamining.
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O.....I didn't realize that bit coin people were some how using video cards for this. Seems absurd to spend a lot on used cards though. Is there a place I can learn more details about this?
It's only EVERYWHERE right now...no joke, do a quick G search...hell, look on Netflix, neat little show on there about them. Slewtube is covered up with videos about it.

Apparently the decent mid priced AMD cards do the specific math required very well, and at the lowest cost compared to bigger brothers power requirements. As someone else said, the $200 card market is destroyed right now. And, of course the rest of the market followed.

Supposedly there are some mining specific cards coming, without video output, to satisfy the need without gutting the market.
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