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Cryptocurrency Craze Sends GPU Prices Skyrocketing — Again

Back in 2013, during the height of the GPU bitcoin mining craze and before ASICs had taken over the market, prices for video cards reached absurd levels. This primarily impacted AMD, since GCN-based cards were vastly better at Bitcoin and Litecoin mining than their Nvidia counterparts, but the end result was awful for enthusiast gamers. GPUs that normally would’ve sold for ...

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The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices

Whenever AMD and Nvidia launch a new GPU family, there’s always at least a few weeks of uncertain pricing and limited availability. Early shortages and short-term higher prices don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, which is why most review sites keep a casual eye on store shelves, but don’t stay laser-focused on the issue. Now that the ...

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