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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
6 months ago#31
For now, its only going to get worse until eventually cryptocurrency crashes. Not a matter of if, but when. Anyways I'm good for a few years. Its a 1080 (non Ti).
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User Info: Charged151

Charged151
6 months ago#32
LazyyAmerican posted...
Nvidia/AMD better figure something out else their new lines will suffer from the cryptocurrency rush. When your card is over a grand for the baseline before ti high end you know you've f***ed up.

Out of curiosity, but why should NVIDIA/AMD care? Their cards are selling extremely well for even higher prices now then they were before. Their stock is amazing right now as well. Much like the phone makers who are willing to pay higher prices for RAM than say NVIDIA/AMD, the miners are willing to pay higher prices than gamers for graphics cards...so why would NVIDIA/AMD care that gamers are having to pay much higher prices for their graphics cards? I would imagine both companies are happy as can be...with the sole exception being again they don't have as much access to ram as they used to.
I'm...the...official...master...of...ellipses...

User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
6 months ago#33
brotrrwinner posted...
RIP PC gaming

Oh gee, AGAIN??

PC gaming is dying again??

It's dying since the eighties!
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User Info: speedforce131

speedforce131
6 months ago#34
Regardless of whether you think PC gaming is dying or not, one thing is for certain. New games & their sales will have to stand on currently installed machines. THAT, is not a good thing.

Regardless of what stav8 is boasting about in active users, the reality of PC is that only a very small fraction of machines are actually capable of installing & playing the newest AAA titles. This is NOT a good thing for PC gaming.

For every 10 PC's sold that play casual indie games to light multiplayer (like LoL, DOTA2, Overwatch), you want that 1 machine that can run a FFXV. Right now, mining is stopping that 1 machine from being possibly made. You guys have to look at the overall context and not just fluff bulls***. I know you want PC gaming to be the ultimate thing but it's really not. Get your heads out of your butt.

User Info: Charged151

Charged151
6 months ago#35
speedforce131 posted...
Regardless of whether you think PC gaming is dying or not, one thing is for certain. New games & their sales will have to stand on currently installed machines. THAT, is not a good thing.

Regardless of what stav8 is boasting about in active users, the reality of PC is that only a very small fraction of machines are actually capable of installing & playing the newest AAA titles. This is NOT a good thing for PC gaming.

For every 10 PC's sold that play casual indie games to light multiplayer (like LoL, DOTA2, Overwatch), you want that 1 machine that can run a FFXV. Right now, mining is stopping that 1 machine from being possibly made. You guys have to look at the overall context and not just fluff bulls***. I know you want PC gaming to be the ultimate thing but it's really not. Get your heads out of your butt.

It's the only option that allows games to be consistently at 60 fps. Way too many games on consoles struggle to maintain even 30 fps at even 1080p. I'm thinking of games like Bloodborne (can't maintain 30 fps), Horizon (can't maintain 30 fps), Bayonetta 2 (on Wii U cannot maintain 60 fps), etc.
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User Info: WarGreymon77

WarGreymon77
6 months ago#36
Technically PC gaming died the day Steam was created.

That said... f*** cryptocurrency
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User Info: MrSprings

MrSprings
6 months ago#37
speedforce131 posted...
I know you want PC gaming to be the ultimate thing but it's really not. Get your heads out of your butt.


Uh, it really is. You're the one with the cranial impaction in your anal cavity.
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User Info: stav8

stav8
6 months ago#38
Charged151 posted...
speedforce131 posted...
Regardless of whether you think PC gaming is dying or not, one thing is for certain. New games & their sales will have to stand on currently installed machines. THAT, is not a good thing.

Regardless of what stav8 is boasting about in active users, the reality of PC is that only a very small fraction of machines are actually capable of installing & playing the newest AAA titles. This is NOT a good thing for PC gaming.

For every 10 PC's sold that play casual indie games to light multiplayer (like LoL, DOTA2, Overwatch), you want that 1 machine that can run a FFXV. Right now, mining is stopping that 1 machine from being possibly made. You guys have to look at the overall context and not just fluff bulls***. I know you want PC gaming to be the ultimate thing but it's really not. Get your heads out of your butt.

It's the only option that allows games to be consistently at 60 fps. Way too many games on consoles struggle to maintain even 30 fps at even 1080p. I'm thinking of games like Bloodborne (can't maintain 30 fps), Horizon (can't maintain 30 fps), Bayonetta 2 (on Wii U cannot maintain 60 fps), etc.


I love how the first clown ignores all the sources I posted on page 2.
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User Info: stav8

stav8
6 months ago#39
stav8 posted...
Hot_Rod_Prime posted...
For real @stav8 ? Those are crazy impressive stats if true.


@Hot_Rod_Prime
Both these figures are outdated but most up to date I can find

PSN Network users: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Network

Steam active users:
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/valve-reveals-steams-monthly-active-user-count-game-sales-region/amp/

PS4 Exclusives sales:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_PlayStation_4_video_games

PUBG Sales: (Look at Owners)
http://steamspy.com/app/578080


@speedforce131 All sources to back up what I said. Facts and figures. Where are yours?
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User Info: Silvererazor

Silvererazor
6 months ago#40
MASKOAAA posted...
Silvererazor posted...
brotrrwinner posted...
Silvererazor posted...
Good thing is, that consoles don't use silicon, vram, GPUs/CPUs/APUs.

Retailers can't price gouge consoles like they can with GPUs though


One word: Switch.


Third partiee on amazon don't count I bought my switch in juNE by walking into best buy and grabbing one of two that were on the shelf for 299


I know, that in case of the Switch this wasn't about shortage of silicon/whatever, but the fact is, that quite a few months after the release there was a certain shortage of the console, so that scalpers asked 2x the MSRP. My point is, that consoles are not immune to the same problems the PC has.

Also except of the miningcraze all the other problems, which hit the PC, will also hit the consoles.
Even, if Sony/MS/Nintendo buy the parts in bulk, so this doesn't change the fact, if the silicon prices rise and certain parts have deliveryproblems. A lot of these "lol PC-gaming is dead because hardware will be more expensive"-*insert an insult here*-people don't seem to understand that consoles and PCs have basically the same parts and that the in the OP mentioned problems will hit consoles and PCs.

There are several ways this could affect the consoles:
1. Less consoles can be produced, which could open the market to the scalpers.
2. The consoles could get more expensive.
3. If consoles stay at the same pricelevel, then manufactorers will most likely use cheaper parts
to compensate for the rising productioncost.
4. The consolemanufactorers could suspend the release of the next gen until the memory/silicon-prices will go down.
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