Amazon Finds No Connection Between New World Beta and Bricked RTX 3090 Graphics Cards, Issues Fix Anyway - IGN


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Multiple reports have emerged that the closed beta for Amazon's MMO New World is reportedly killing Nvidia RTX 3090 graphics cards.

Reports first came to the surface via the New World subreddit, where the user 'greyone78' posted that their EVGA RTX 3090 RTW3 Ultra graphics card was bricked after adjusting their graphics quality in New World. After saving the new graphical setting, the GPU seized up, according to greyone78 who previously said that they were playing Cyberpunk 2077 on the Ultra settings with the same card before it died.

Greyone78 was not the only one to see their EVGA RTX 3090 graphics card get bricked; during the alpha test earlier this year, a user by the name of Goatz went to the New World official forums reporting that their EVGA RTX 3090 was bricked when playing the alpha test. Unfortunately, Goatz's new GPU met a similar fate as their card bricked once again during the New World closed beta.

IGN has reached out to Amazon Game Studios and EVGA for comment, but neither company has responded yet.

While it's never great when graphics cards get bricked when using, the issue is particularly concerning as the RTX 3090, like other GPUs in the RTX 30 series have been in high demand and short supply and are some of the most difficult high-ticket items to purchase right now due to the ongoing chip shortage.

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Amazon's New World is brutally bricking RTX 3090 graphics cards

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Update July 21, 2021 at 11:15 am ET: An EVGA representative provided the following comment: "At the moment we are dealing with specific problems, if it is a problem really confirmed we will inform and inform you in our EVGA forums on our website." The linked forums contain instances of users discussing New World EVGA RTX 3090 issues.

The closed beta for Amazon's New World has gone live, and while plenty of gamers are enjoying the game, players who have systems equipped with RTX 3090 graphics cards are having their gaming rigs ruined when playing the upcoming MMORPG.

Reports on the New World subreddit indicate that trying to launch New World while using an RTX 3090 will sometimes cause it to completely fry, forcing those impacted to contact manufacturers for refunds or replacements. The issue seems to be affecting EVGA RTX 3090 cards more than other GPUs, though it's worth noting that people who use other versions of the 3090 have reported problems with overheating and dangerous power spikes.

The New World team hasn't yet officially recognized the issue nor offered advice on avoiding it or any fixes. Many experiencing problems are saying that the lobby is causing the issues, with insane FPS spikes for extended periods of time causing GPU temperatures to get out of hand and then the hardware problems begin. But others are also reporting that they're getting into a game and playing for a while before things start. Usual tricks like V-Sync or FPS caps don't seem to be fixing it, either.

Overall, this is quite a bizarre issue, and hopefully, Amazon and EVGA will be able to identify what's causing this problem to occur (players are theorizing that there's not an FPS cap on the menu screens, causing GPUs to render 9000+ FPS). If you're an RTX 3090 owner, I highly recommend that you avoid playing New World until Amazon and EVGA release an official statement on the matter and confirm that the issue has been solved. You might be okay if you decide to play the game, but I wouldn't take the risk — especially since the RTX 3090 is incredibly pricey and is in very short supply. Notably, the RTX 3090 isn't the only graphics card that folks are reporting issues with, but it's certainly the most prominent and expensive.

New World is available for $40 for preorder now, and is expected to fully launch on August 31 on Windows 10 (and Windows 11). Notably, preordering will give you access to the closed beta. Amazon is aiming to bring a high-quality MMORPG experience to PC gamers around the globe with New World, although whether or not the game has the depth to hang with the best PC games on the market remains to be seen. Bricking $1,500 graphics cards certainly isn't a good start.

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New World is shaping up to be one of the most interesting MMORPGs when it launches on August 31. Just don't play it if you have an RTX 3090, maybe.

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Amazon's New MMO Is Killing Some High-End PC Graphics Cards

Kotaku 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

So after hitting the play button for New World beta, the game started to load, followed immediately by fan speeds increasing to 100%, FPS dropping to 0, and then my monitors turning off and my video card is no longer detected. So I reboot the PC, and everything seemed to work fine. I even tried a few other games to make sure and I had no problems. So iIhit play on New World again and same thing happen but this time i heard a loud pop and now my 3090 wont get past POST on bootup.

Goatz’ issue echoes that of other players whose EVGA 3090 cards have failed. Sometimes the failure occurs in the middle of playing. Other times it happens while waiting in New World’s login queue. The graphic cards fans kick into overdrive, which generally indicates a particularly heavy workload, and then the screen goes black. Some users report being able to reboot after the black screen occurs. Others describe a popping noise, after which the graphics card no longer functions at all.

The issue being limited to a single model of card also means that this is a hardware issue and not a problem with Amazon’s New World in general. It sounds like there is a fault of some sort in EVGA’s FTW3 cards, and New World’s environment just happens to have the right combination of settings and GPU calls to root out the problem. Kotaku reached out to EVGA and Amazon Games for comment, but did not receive an immediate reply.

Note that New World’s game support forum does list a known issue with the video cards reaching 99 percent GPU load while playing. The suggested fix is to enable V-Sync for Nvidia-based cards or Radeon Enhanced Sync for AMD cards, which limits the game’s frame rate, keeping it from going out-of-control.

If you own an EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 card, congrats on having one of the most powerful, hard-to-find graphics cards on the market in your computer. Bookmark EVGA’s support page, and maybe steer clear of New World until the card maker figures out what’s going on.

All-Powerful RTX 3090 Graphics Cards Dying in Amazon's New World Beta

Tom's Hardware 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

A confounding, unexplained issue is sending EVGA RTX 3090 cards to an early RMA graveyard.

The evidence is anecdotal so far, but there are enough different users reporting the same issues all around the web. Sometimes, the cards die as soon as you enter the game; other times, the cards will crash first, forcing a hard reset of the computer. If you still have a display output after that, you're one of the lucky ones - but entering the game once more has prompted the graphics cards to die, forcing users to activate their warranties and RMA their graphics cards.

Could this be similar to the the initial launch issues with bricked RTX 3000-series graphics cards?  The power delivery subsystem not being able to cope with the cards' own boost clock capabilities, which prompted Nvidia to release a driver fix that artificially capped maximum boost clocks so as to preserve the cards. Perhaps the game somehow doesn't comply with NVIDIA's own drivers - which don't officially have support for it yet - and enables the GPUs to run free, bringing back this ghost of an issue. 

Whatever the cause, there are enough people reporting dead cards for this to be present in your mind should you be looking to give New World a whirl. Just don't take your EVGA RTX 3090 to its shores for now - this New World appears to be deadly to them.

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Current cryptomining woes mean PC gamers could finally snag a new Nvidia GPU

Techradar 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

The tumbling values are likely down to an ongoing crackdown on cryptomining operations due to the huge amount of power needed to farm Bitcoin, with China shutting down major operations in Sichuan, Anhui, Gansu, and Henan in a bid to prevent power shortages. 

Malaysia has taken similar drastic steps, with a video circulating the web showing thousands of mining rigs being seized and publicly destroyed after it was claimed that over $2 million of electricity was stolen to power the machines. 

While you can technically mine Bitcoin using graphics cards, it's wildly unprofitable, and so is unlikely to have caused the fierce competition between miners and gamers for available GPU stock. However Ethereum's tumbling price does have the potential to ease hardware shortages, as unlike Bitcoin, miners have been hoarding GPUs to mine it.

Many of the best graphics cards were targeted by bots and miners upon release because Ethereum can be mine profitably using commercial graphics cards. Bitcoin differs because while you could mine for it using an individual computer back in the day, ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) have long been the only efficient way to farm for the cryptocurrency. 

The manufacturing process to make these machines does likely have some impact on production for desktop PC hardware, but a good deal of the competition for existing stock sits between gamers and Ethereum miners.

Most of the crackdown has focused on Bitcoin mining farms thanks to the extraordinary amount of power required to power the operations, but as CoinDesk reports, other cryptocurrencies often see profits rise and fall in line with Bitcoin which is why we're likely seeing the current downward trend. 

Other reasons for the decline could be the financial markets concerns around the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and efforts from Nvidia to reduce the mining capabilities of its hardware. A hash rate limiter was implemented across almost every card in the RTX 30 series family, after initially introducing it with the GeForce RTX 3060

There were concerns that due to its affordability it could end up in mining rigs, with an RRP of around $329 (about £240, AU$430). Really expensive GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3090 are less at risk of being snapped up due to them being an expensive purchase, and have not had their hash rate limited.

We're already seeing that mining farms using GPUs have started to sell off their used hardware in order to reclaim back some profits, but the majority of these are in Chine in regions currently shutting down any mining operation they can find. 

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New World is reportedly destroying graphics cards - MSPoweruser

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Ether's Declining Price Could Be Good News for Enthusiasts Seeking New GPUs

Tom's Hardware 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

Ether is the native token of the Ethereum blockchain. It's valued at roughly $1,795 at the time of writing, which means its price fell by approximately 1.1% in the last 24 hours, but it's also down over 10% during the past week. Ether has suffered from similar drops over the last three months—the coin is now worth less than half of the peak $4,132 price that it briefly enjoyed on May 11.

A variety of factors have influenced Ether's declining value. CoinDesk said it can be attributed in part to the financial market's concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19. The coin also suffers when the value of Bitcoin falls, and the crypto-wunderkind has struggled to maintain a price above $30,000 in recent months. There's also the upcoming hard fork away from proof of work mining to proof of stake, which will mean Ethereum miners will need to look for other, likely less profitable, options.

Ether's loss could be enthusiasts' gain. It's nearly impossible to profitably mine Bitcoin without very specific hardware (or many, many rigs, or stealing power). Ethereum can be mined using consumer GPUs, however, especially if they've been properly optimized. That means PC builders are mostly competing with Ethereum miners for new gear.

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Amazon's New World MMO is reportedly killing $1,500 Nvidia GPUs

PC Gamer 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

Bricking RTX 3090s in a graphics card drought is not a good look.

That's hardware that's mighty tough to replace right now.

The reports have come through the New World subreddit (crossposted in r/nvidia) after greyone78 posted about the death of their RTX 3090. Twitter is seeing some instances of dead GPUs, too.

ATTENTION:Playing the New World beta on my EVGA 3090 has fried my graphics card completely. There are many accounts of this same thing happening with the same card with the same game.@TEAMEVGA @playnewworld @EVGA_JacobF I just want to make sure this doesn't happen to othersJuly 21, 2021

It's a bizarre situation. Software should not be able to just kill a piece of tech in 2021. There are meant to be a whole raft of fail safes built into your hardware which should stop it overheating, clocking too high, or drawing more power than it can handle. That's how come overclocking is pretty much fool-proof these days... if a little unrewarding.

But seemingly those fail safes aren't so safe in New World, with the game overheating GPUs and causing power spikes all over the place. The general consensus seems to be that it's down to uncapped frame rates in menu screens, with the graphics silicon getting far too excited and drawing too much juice through its VRMs and frying them.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened: Starcraft II was another culprit back in the day.

If you run New World either with a capped frame rate from the off, or with your GPU underclocked or undervolted, with a strict power limit engaged, there's a very high chance you won't kill your expensive graphics card. 

Breaking: For people playing New World please cap your FPS.This will help prevent any issues that people have been having with their GPU’s being fried.Go to Settings > Visuals > Max fps > Set this to 60, this will bring the utilization back down. 21, 2021

But there's no way I'm going to try and dive into the New World beta and see if my RTX 3090 can handle it until we get an update from Amazon or Nvidia about what is causing this, if these reports are accurate.

I'm all for pushing hardware to the limit, but y'know, there is a limit.

It does also seem to be an issue peculiar to EVGA cards at the moment, though New World is evidently pushing other GPUs too hard as well, with reports of unnecessarily high power usage in menu screens and stupidly high temperatures as a result.

That means there's an argument about whether it's a hardware issue or a game issue. "Encountered same issue, EVGA 3090 FTW with power supply of over 1000w," says one Reddit user. "I guess this is not a game issue, the cards were just bad and waiting for the right conditions to fail."

"Add me to the list." writes another. "EVGA 3090 FTW3 - ran fine for about 30 mins > black screen game audio still going > fans shot up to 100% right after black screen > hard reset and now no video."

Though the fact it's tied around one specific game, and only in the settings screens, makes it tough to swallow that the game itself has nothing to do with the issue. We have reached out to both Amazon Game Studios and EVGA for a response to these issues.

It's still makes for pretty heart-breaking reading when more and more reports on reddit roll in about cards being killed by a simple game beta test: "This just happened to me too. Booted up the game for the first time, I was on the Brightness calibration screen, and clicking Restore Defaults sent all my fans into overdrive, blasting off to Mars. Screen went black and video output wouldn't come back. I hard reset, and the GPU doesn't turn on anymore, except for the red light of death. Same card! EVGA 3090 FTW3. Been using it since Feb, no issues whatsoever."

Around the launch of Nvidia's RTX 30-series cards there were several reports of cards failing because of their power componentry not being up to the job. A lot of the blame was put on the capacitors, but VRMs got some blame too. EVGA itself noted that some of its early boards, those that went out to reviewers, had insufficiently capable capacitors, but they supposedly never got out into retail.

Nvidia salved these issues by releasing a driver that pulled back a little on the power front and since then we've not really seen any problems. Certainly with a PowerColor RTX 3080 we had which kept falling over before the patch, it was far happier after.

I'd guess Amazon will learn its lesson—with Bezos back from space, and now such a man of action, he'll probably drop in a hard coded frame limiter himself.

But that's not a great look for New World, a title which is somewhat carrying the torch for Amazon in terms of its gaming credentials. It's not had a great track record after all, what with the dreadful Grand Tour game, shooter Crucible being released, unreleased, and then cancelled, and then brawler Breakaway going nowhere at all. 

So, being the killer of GPUs amidst a GPU drought may be something that sticks with Amazon's new MMO even after launch.

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Do not run Amazon's New World on your RTX 3090 as it may kill your card [Update]

Neowin 21 July, 2021 - 05:00pm

Amazon announced its new MMORPG dubbed New World last year and the game is set to launch on August 31. Currently, it is available as a closed beta to select people since yesterday and it seems the title is already creating quite a buzz. And while New World itself may well be really good, today it's more so in the news because running the game on a GeForce RTX 3090 could apparently - for some reason - be killing the mighty card.

Although not everyone will likely encounter this, several users on a New World forum thread and on a New World subreddit thread have reported this so far. What's striking about this incident is that the vast majority of users who are experiencing this problem seem to own EVGA FTW3 variants but there are also some who own 3090s from other brands.

Have to RMA my 3090 :( New World gave it the same issues as MCC except this time it's completely fried. Fingers crossed it doesn't take a decade to get a new one.

So far there is no official word from either EVGA, Nvidia, or the New World team about what could potentially be causing so many of Nvidia's Ampere flagship gaming GPU to die. And while no one at this moment is absolutely sure of what's happening, some users are reporting that their cards would reach very high temperatures suggesting that the problem may be here.

Update: It appears the issue was already being monitored in a separate thread on the New World forum other than the one we linked here earlier. There, a customer service and support agent had posted a possible solution that may help users. Below is an image of the solution provided:

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GPU Availability and Pricing Update: July 2021

TechSpot 21 July, 2021 - 06:00am

As a side note, last month we decided to stop tracking the CPU market as we observed that segment is basically back to normal and that continues to be true in July which is great news indeed. In fact, in our regular coverage we've mentioned how popular chips like the Ryzen 5600X is now selling at or below its $300 MSRP.

The GPU price drop has been triggered due to a significant downward shift in the price of cryptocurrencies and a huge drop in GPU mining profitability. It's been over two months since coins like Ethereum broke their highest value record, with prices less than half of what they were during that peak. This positively affected GPU pricing in late May and throughout June, and continues to have an effect today.

But progress remains slow. Even though mining and cryptocurrencies are on a downward trend now, GPU pricing is not suddenly back to normal through regular retail channels. Like last month, availability is reasonably good for many cards in different regions around the world, but pricing remains highly inflated over the MSRP.

In Australia, a market which tends to be a good indicator for the PC hardware channel in general, last month we were looking at about half of the RTX 3070 GPUs listed at PC Case Gear being in stock and available, with prices starting around the $1800 AUD mark, that's more than double the MSRP. Today, more cards are in stock, and pricing has declined by $100 to $150 for this GPU, but clearly nowhere near the local $810 MSRP. There is some progress nonetheless, and it’s a positive sign that restocks are coming with lower prices than previous shipments, likely due to distributors and AIBs seeing weaker demand at current prices.

AMD GPUs like the RX 6700 XT have also seen a small decrease in pricing and somewhat better availability, but to a lesser degree than the RTX 3070. Speaking to retailers, it sounds like GeForce availability has been a better relative to Radeon lately, especially at the higher end.

We are still hearing of several supply chain issues that are slowing any rush of new GPUs from hitting the market. Things like memory modules and other ICs that are critical for building a graphics card continue to face supply constraints, and prices to ship graphics cards from factories to stores also remains higher than in previous years. Demand is still high for GPUs which sees prices inflated due to natural market forces, but even if demand was low, it sounds like these factors would be preventing cards from hitting the optimistic MSRPs set before the supply problems started to heat up.

The other key contributing factor are of course cryptocurrencies, so let’s check what's happening there.

As of writing, Ethereum prices have fallen compared to a month ago. In our last GPU pricing check, Ethereum was sitting at ~$2300. Right now it's around $1800, a drop of 22%. Not as amazing as the 34% drop from month prior, but a marked decrease in crypto prices is what prospective GPU buyers want to see.

Also read: What is Cryptomining?

As you may be aware, it’s not just the price of the coin that affects the profitability of mining. Overall difficulty as well as gas prices are important, too. Ethereum mining difficulty has been fluctuating over the last month, but month on month difficulty is down 8 percent. This means that fewer GPUs are currently mining on the Ethereum network – which is good as it indicates lower demand or interest in mining – however it also increases the reward to those who remain mining this coin.

Meanwhile, gas prices have been flat throughout this month, not a bad thing for those wanting GPU prices to return to normal, but not as good as the huge decrease in gas prices we saw last month. When you combine this with the difficulty decrease and the decrease in Ethereum price, mining profitability continues to decrease slightly, but not to the same extent as it did the month before. A drop is a drop though, and that will have an effect on the GPU market.

Tracking current generation GPU prices on eBay in the third week of each month for new products and completed sales shows good news across the board. GPU prices have fallen steadily month on month, with scalpers unable to sell their cards for as much as they did any other month stretching back to January approximately. These eBay prices effectively show us what people are willing to pay for GPUs right now, and there's a downward trend going, which should hopefully continue to pull the rest of the market with it.

Nvidia GPUs continue to be inflated more than their AMD counterparts on the scalper market, though several GPUs – including the LHR enabled RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti – are now selling for less than double their MSRP. These cards have fallen in price by 12 to 19 percent, and due to pricing being linked to mining profitability to some degree, the RTX 3070 Ti through RTX 3060 Ti are all available for roughly the same price, which of course wouldn’t be the case in a normal market.

On average, GPUs still cost roughly double their MSRP...

Meanwhile, on the AMD side, the price of the RX 6900 XT has tanked significantly, falling 24% in the past month, the highest of any current generation GPU. This puts this GPU much more in line with its performance and mining profitability relative to other GPUs, whereas before it was overly inflated. While on average, GPUs still cost roughly double their MSRP, these AMD cards are only inflated by 70%.

Like in prior months, the RX 6700 XT continues to be the best value current-gen card for gamers wanting to purchase a GPU right now. Its value is notably better than others in cost per frame using our latest 1440p benchmarks, helped by its poor mining performance and consumer preference for RTX GPUs – a nice bonus for people that research value like this.

We’re actually in an odd situation where the GPUs we thought were not amazing value at their launch MSRP (the 6700 XT and RTX 3070 Ti) are actually among the best value GPUs on the scalper market right now.

On the other hand, it’s arguably not worth buying a GeForce GPU at current prices that remain inflated above double the MSRP, and deliver worse cost per frame value than AMD GPUs. As prices continue to stabilize and if mining continues to drop in popularity, I’d expect these value equations to stabilize more around gaming performance, not mining performance where Nvidia has an advantage when comparing non-LHR-limited Ampere to RDNA2.

Using data from Whattomine, on average GPU profitability per day is down 13 percent compared to the same time last month, while GPU prices have dropped 16 percent. This has kept the time to profitability consistent at approximately 1 year if you bought a GPU right now and if there are no further reductions to profitability.

What’s kind of interesting is that miners aren’t the most forward-looking with their purchasing habits, or are optimistic that mining will either stabilize in profitability or return to a state of increasing profits. While people buying a card today are faced with 355 days on average until profitability, those that bought GPUs at prices from last month have seen their time to profitability increase by around 50 days due to a gradual reduction in profitability, in addition to a decrease in the resale value of their cards.

If these stats are a bit confusing, the basic summary is that buying a GPU for mining right now is looking like a bad investment. But hey, that’s good for those that would rather see cheap GPUs from miners selling their cards on the used market. And of course, the crypto market is volatile, so we could be back again in August with a totally different story in this area.

Used GPU prices have also fallen in the past month, at a similar rate to current generation cards. Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 series for example has fallen in price by 15% on average, with notably high declines for cards like the RTX 2080 Ti, which now sits below its $1,000 MSRP.

However, people interested in prior generation GPUs at the lower end aren’t so lucky, with the RTX 2060 still inflated with an average sale price of $476 compared to its $350 MSRP when it launched two and a half years ago.

The market is looking much better for GTX 16 series cards this month. When we checked in June, reductions in current generation high-end GPU prices due to the drop in cryptocurrency value hadn’t yet caused much movement in pricing in the mainstream market segment. But this month, we're starting to see price drops trickle as far down as the GTX 1650, which has now fallen in line with drops in other GPUs. None of these cards are particularly amazing value right now with all priced well above their launch MSRPs, but lower prices are what we like to see.

Then we get to the GeForce 10 series, which has a seen a larger than average price drop on the used market. At this point, every card with the exception of the GTX 1060 6GB now sits below its launch MSRP, a milestone for these old Pascal cards. It should be noted, this is not a great situation either, as most of these GPUs came out in 2016, but lower prices are welcome.

For used AMD GPUs, I would strongly advise gamers avoid the Radeon RX 5000 series as these are pretty capable at mining relative to their gaming performance, which has kept prices inflated higher than equivalent Nvidia cards. While prices have declined here as well, a product like the RX 5700 XT is still being sold for nearly twice its $400 launch price on the used market, which makes it poor value compared to the RTX 2070 Super, a GPU that is not only faster on average, but also over $100 cheaper.

On the flip side, owners of an RX 5700 XT that have no interest in mining do have a nice upgrade path available to them, as we mentioned in last month’s update. With the 5700 XT going for around $760 used, and the RX 6700 XT available for about $730 brand new on eBay, 5700 XT owners can effectively upgrade to the 6700 XT for free, gaining a decent amount of gaming performance in the process.

Older Radeon GPUs also remain quite inflated in models that have decent mining performance. Like Nvidia’s Pascal family, these older products have dropped the most on average, but for gamers there is not much to see. For example, the RX 580 8GB is priced 25% higher than the GTX 1060 6GB on the used market, making it poor value. With that said, it is good to see price movement for 4GB GPUs like the RX 570 4GB, which is looking decent as a $200 stopgap option.

We've had largely good news to share this month, which is great for the PC hardware ecosystem. GPU prices have continued to fall month on month, at a similar rate to what we saw in June, despite a less substantial decrease in cryptocurrency prices and mining profitability. Both current generation GPUs and used older generation GPUs have seen price drops, and we’re now even seeing movement in the mainstream end of the market.

This is a positive sign for gamers that have been waiting a long time to get their hands on a new GPU, but inflated pricing is far from over. It’s just a step in the right direction on a path that still requires many more steps, as there is no way I would recommend people actually pay current scalper or even retail prices that remain well above their official MSRPs. Let’s hope we see things continue this way, though of course there are zero guarantees.

Many are no doubt wondering when we'll see prices return to normal levels, which has been a persistent discussion for much of 2021. I don’t think two months of price decreases is substantial enough to mark a future trend and make predictions just yet. We’ll keep assessing the market, and hopefully we'll see more improvements. With that said, the trends we’ve seen this year are giving me déjà vu from when I was making updates like this during the previous crypto boom.

You can expect us to continue tracking prices, researching what is happening in the market, and we’ll be back next month with another update and hopefully more good news to share.

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