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Miners devastated by cryptocurrency crash run to reseller websites to offload their wasted Graphics Cards inventory investments

NVIDIA's High-End GeForce RTX 3080 & RTX 3070 Gain Market Share Big Time On Steam & 6-Core CPUs Outpace Quad-Core, Becoming The New PC Gaming Standard

The shift in graphics card pricing and crypto miners selling their GPUs is fantastic for gamers and power users, but how does this affect the retail marketplace? In the last week, cryptocurrency has fallen, with losses of 30 to 40 percent in value for Bitcoin and Ethereum alone. This rapid decrease in value has caused miners to believe that their graphics cards have lost their use due to lesser daily gains.

Recent cryptocurrency flux creates prospects for gamers to buy Graphics Cards cheaper from defeated miners at low prices, causing strain on the GPU marketplace

Tom's Hardware points out that the marketplace between retail establishments and used markets like eBay is beginning to crash, similar to what was seen in 2018. While we still do not know how this will affect the marketplace long-term, a large influx of crypto miners are panicking and worried about the future of digital currency. With the return of investment, or ROI, now affected hourly instead of daily, miners are rushing to make back what money they can from investing in GPUs and crypto mining rigs.

The website has tabulated the pricing from the last few weeks between the MSRP is of NVIDIA GPUs, which happen to be the most popular brand for crypto mining, and eBay pricing. The below table shows their findings from the beginning of this month to fifteen days later.

Graphics Card Pricing: June 2022 (Retail and eBay Pricing)
Tom’s HardwareOfficial
MSRP
Retail
June 1
Retail
June 15
Retail
15 Day Change
eBay
Buy it Now
AVG
eBay
June 1
AVG
eBay
June 15
eBay
15 Day Change
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti$2,000$1,900$1,800-5%$1,670$1,829$1,672-9%
GeForce RTX 3090$1,500$1,550$1,500-3%$890$1,438$1,265-12%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$1,200$1,000$1,0000%$850$1,134$1,000-12%
GeForce RTX 3080 12GBN/A$800$8709%$840$959$936-2%
GeForce RTX 3080$700$800$770-4%$641$899$743-17%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$600$700$650-7%$505$710$619-13%
GeForce RTX 3070$500$600$560-7%$499$641$544-15%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$400$523$500-4%$425$579$470-19%
GeForce RTX 3060$330$400$4000%$339$424$379-11%
GeForce RTX 3050$250$319$300-6%$285$315$296-6%
Radeon RX 6950 XT$1,100$1,070$1,0700%$1,200$1,600$1,270-21%
Radeon RX 6900 XT$1,000$880$850-3%$778$875$774-12%
Radeon RX 6800 XT$650$790$770-3%$570$767$637-17%
Radeon RX 6800$580$700$7000%$568$655$575-12%
Radeon RX 6750 XT$550$540$5400%$545$511$56010%
Radeon RX 6700 XT$480$485$480-1%$400$477$410-14%
Radeon RX 6650 XT$400$385$380-1%$365$400$372-7%
Radeon RX 6600 XT$380$370$360-3%$270$350$309-12%
Radeon RX 6600$330$300$290-3%$277$290$274-5%
Radeon RX 6500 XT$200$175$1750%$175$192$159-17%
Radeon RX 6400$160$160$1600%$192$151$17013%
AVERAGE-2%AVERAGE-10%

From the findings, NVIDIA and their higher mid-range graphics cards are still slowly dropping in price, but not to the level that we are seeing the secondhand market (eBay) dropping those prices even further.

Pricing on graphics cards has decreased by two percent over the last two weeks. It is speculated that the rapid drop is caused by the recent release of AMD's new Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs coming in at the MSRP set by the company. Unless AMD decides to take this opportunity to run a line-wide sale, this could lower the overall cost of the entire GPU marketplace.

We also see miners selling their used GPUs well under the suggested retail price, decreasing as high as ten percent on eBay over the last two weeks. Also, users can find some batches on the site of six RTX 3080 cards in one package selling for $2,500, averaging each card at less than $500 per GPU.

Will the used marketplace become even more appetizing for consumers looking to score great deals on used GPUs? Maybe. However, as we have repeatedly reminded our readers:

If you purchase a used GPU off of a site that has been used for a meager price, be wary of the warranty and consider the actual life of the graphics card. Many cards used in crypto mining are stressed to incredibly high levels, causing the card to have a minimal use life.

The post Miners devastated by cryptocurrency crash run to reseller websites to offload their wasted Graphics Cards inventory investments by Jason R. Wilson appeared first on Wccftech.

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