NVIDIA is trying to get rid of its backlog of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics gas pedals before the release of GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards, so they are running another promotion with free game copies to buyers of certain graphics card models.Image source: NVIDIAThis time the company is offering a copy of Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered to those who buy a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3080, or laptops and desktops equipped with these gas pedals.This summer the company has been giving away Ghostwire: Tokyo and DOOM Eternal games, as well as DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One and Part Two add-ons with these graphics cards.The Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered giveaway campaign has already started and will run until October 12.Buyers of the aforementioned gas pedals will have the opportunity to activate the code they received for the giveaway until November 14.Spider-Man Remastered was released on PC last month and has support for ray tracing as well as NVIDIA DLSS image scaling technologies.The company shared a performance chart of GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 graphics cards, demonstrating that they are all capable of delivering over 60 frames per second at 4K resolution and maximum image quality settings in said game with DLSS support. Earlier it was reported that NVIDIA reduced the recommended prices for some models of GeForce RTX 30-series reference graphics cards in Europe.
NVDIA has lowered European prices on the senior GeForce RTX 3000 FE: markdown up to 900 euros
NVIDIA has lowered the recommended prices in Europe for select GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards in its own reference Founders Edition.Unfortunately, we are not talking about all models of graphics cards, but only the three older ones: GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti.Image source: NVIDIAThe price of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card at the start of sales was 2249 euros.Now you can buy this gas pedal for only 1329 euros, which means the difference is 920 euros.The GeForce RTX 3090 videocard fell in price not so much - from 1549 to 1199 euros (by 350 euros), and the price of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has decreased from 1199 to 1089 euros (minus 110 euros).The remaining models in the reference versions, namely GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition, are still offered by NVIDIA more expensive than it was originally announced.Their prices are about 5% higher than the recommended prices. Source image: NVIDIA GermanyWhen writing the portal VideoCardz, reference versions of graphics gas pedals NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series have dropped in price in Germany, France and Spain.Image source: VideoCardzWith the reduction of the reference graphics cards, it is very likely, should be even more cheaper non-reference versions of these gas pedals.According to the German site Geizhals, the cost of graphics cards from NVIDIA itself is almost equal to the prices of non-standard gas pedals.
NVIDIA has started giving away games to buyers of senior GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards
NVIDIA together with its partners has launched a promotion, in which buyers of certain models of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics gas pedals can get some games for free.Source image: NVIDIAThe promotion does not include all Ampere graphics cards, but only the senior desktop models GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti.In addition, buyers of complete desktops with these graphics cards, as well as laptops with any mobile GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards can expect to receive gifts.When buying the above graphics cards, you can get the games Ghostwire: Tokyo and DOOM Eternal, as well as DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One and Part Two add-ons.According to NVIDIA, the total value of the gift is nearly $130.The promotion starts July 12 and runs through August 1.With the purchase of a particular graphics card, a special code will be provided to activate and download games from the Steam online store.The code must be applied until September 1, 2022.The partners of the promotion are: ASI CA, ASUS, AVADirect, Corsair, CyberpowerPC, Cybertron, Dell, Digital Storm, Falcon NW, iBuypower, Maingear, MSI, NZXT, Origin PC, Razer, Steiger, Synnex CA, Velocity Micro, Xidax, Xotic PC and Zotac.The NVIDIA website states that the promotion is worldwide, except Russia and China.
Graphics card prices in Europe are now on average 2-6% higher than recommended, but there are exceptions
The life cycle of the generation of GeForce RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards is coming to its end.And only now their average price is as close to the recommended (MSRP), says the latest data from the portal 3DCenter, which monitors the market for graphics gas pedals in Germany and Austria.Image source: VideoCardzThe portal 3DCenter began analyzing the graphics cards market since January last year.The coronavirus pandemic, the associated shortage of components, the transition of the economy to a hybrid remote working from home model, high demand and the simultaneous rise in cryptocurrency prices - all this ultimately led to the most prolonged increase in the price of graphics cards in history.Nevertheless, the market is slowly coming back to normal.Some graphics card models are now offered not only at the recommended price, but even cheaper.However, some models are still sold at prices by 20-30% more expensive than the recommended price.The most popular models Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 still sell significantly more expensive than their recommended prices.And yet the markup on them has also decreased - from an average of 23% to 17% over the past three weeks.At the same time, flagship and entry-level models are often sold below the recommended prices.Information on prices of gas pedals on the basis of data from German and Austrian retailers provided aggregator Geizhals.Please note that the prices in the tables below are inclusive of the 19% VAT. Price trends of GeForce RTX 30-series and Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards.Source: 3DCenterThe AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards now sell on average 2% more expensive than their recommended prices.Moreover, you can even find on sale some models of recently released graphics cards that are offered below the recommended value.An example is the Radeon RX 6750 XT, which hasn't even been released for a month.According to the latest data, the average price of Radeon RX 6500 XT is 19% lower than the recommended price.If it were not for the influence of prices of such models as Radeon RX 6800 XT, RX 6800, which are still sold at 22 and 35 percent higher than the MSRP value, the combined average price of gas pedals today was already 3.2 % below the recommended value.The situation with the prices of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards in general is traditionally worse.The flagship model GeForce RTX 3090 has the smallest markup - it is offered on average by 2% more expensive than the recommended price.GeForce RTX 3080 12GB model sells on average 5% more expensive.Unfortunately, models like the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 still sell for significantly more than they should.Gamers have to overpay at least 12% of the recommended price.As a result, the cost of GeForce RTX gas pedals is on average 6% higher than the recommended prices.Excluding the models with the highest markups (GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti), the average markup on Ampere gas pedals would be 2% above the recommended price.
Miners learned to completely remove LHR protection from GeForce RTX 3000 series video cards
The developers of NiceHash service reported the creation of an algorithm that unblocks the mining potential of LHR-mining GeForce RTX 30-series video cards by 100%.Thus, previously introduced by Nvidia in gaming graphics cards restrictions for mining cryptocurrencies have lost any meaning.Image source: VideoCardzRemind that according to the idea of NVIDIA, the LHR algorithm built into GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards should slow them down by half when mining Ethereum cryptocurrency and other altcoins.Initially, video cards of the said series were released without such an algorithm.However, a little later, under pressure from gamers, NVIDIA began to artificially limit the speed of mining.The first video card to receive LHR protection was the GeForce RTX 3060.But some time later, NVIDIA itself mistakenly released a graphics driver that allowed to bypass all the restrictions.So the company had to rework the LHR algorithm and add it to all GeForce RTX 3000 models.The only exception was the flagship gas pedal GeForce RTX 3090 - in it the mining performance was not cut.The NiceHash development team was one of the first to partially unlock the performance of LHR-video cards by NVIDIA in mining, increasing their efficiency to 70% of the potential.The corresponding software was released last August.And now, 9 months later, they've learned how to bypass the blocking completely.The majority of GeForce RTX 30-series LHR video cards managed to get back all possible mining performance.The only exceptions were GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3080 12GB models, which probably use a more advanced version of the protection mechanism compared to other models of the series.It has not yet been cracked. GeForce RTX 3080 Ti LHR with the mining limiter removed.Image source: NiceHashThe mining blocking hack only works on Windows operating system and only supports the DaggerHashimoto (Etash) algorithm used in Ethereum mining.\"We are pleased to announce that NiceHash QuickMiner (Excavator) is the first mining software that completely (100%) unblocks LHR cards.You can now profit more from LHR graphics gas pedals with NiceHash QuickMiner than with any other mining software.NiceHash Miner support will be available soon\", stated the NiceHash team. Image source: Benchmark.plThe full unlocking of LHR gas pedals has already been confirmed by the Benchmark.pl team.They achieved from GeForce RTX 3080 Ti performance at 117 Mhash/s instead of 85-88 Mhash/s as before.This raises the current profitability of this video card when mining Ethereum to $4 per day.
NVIDIA mining blocker defeated - now all GeForce RTX 30-series are capable of 90-100% performance
The NiceHash development team has released a new version of QuickMiner mining software that can almost completely unblock the mining performance of GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards with the LHRv3 protection algorithm.The only video cards using this algorithm are the desktop GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB.And these are some of the most in-demand models on the market.Image source: NiceHashRemind that the LHR protection algorithm approximately halves the theoretically possible performance of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards in mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum and several others.NVIDIA first introduced LHR technology in February 2021, with the release of the GeForce RTX 3060 gas pedal.In summer of the same year followed the release of updated versions of GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 with a more sophisticated LHRv2 algorithm.In GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3080 12GB video cards released this year, the company has applied an even more sophisticated LHRv3 protection algorithm.On the packaging of gas pedals this information is not specified.Manufacturers simply use the LHR nameplate next to the card model name without specifying the version.However, with the release of the new version of QuickMiner application all GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards can now show 90-100% of the theoretically possible performance in mining.Note that earlier NiceHash team and later NBMiner team released their applications, which fully unlock the mining performance potential of GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards with the LHRv2 protection algorithm.Below is a table with the current performance level of gas pedals in mining, taking into account the latest news.In the requirements of the NiceHash QuickMiner mining application version 0.5.4.2 RC, it is stated that it requires an NVIDIA video driver version 512.15 or newer to work.
In the US, Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are already selling for an average of 5% more than the recommended price, and some are even cheaper
The popular HardwareUnboxed YouTube channel has shared fresh statistics on graphics gas pedal prices in the US.The author notes that the price of GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards and Radeon RX 6000 continues to decline.In this case, the cost of the latter now on average only 5% higher than the recommended price.Image source: VideoCardzIn some cases, graphics cards Radeon RX 6000 are sold even cheaper than the recommended price tag.We are talking about the models Radeon RX 6900XT, RX 6600XT and RX 6500XT.At the same time Radeon RX 6800 series gas pedals are still 31% more expensive than the recommended prices.If not for the impact of this factor, the average price of the entire current Radeon series of gas pedals would have been only 2.4% higher than the recommended price.In one of the largest U.S.electronics stores Newegg video cards Radeon RX 6000 fell in price for the month from 6 to 8%. Price dynamics of AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphic cards in US.The third column on the right is current price The situation with NVIDIA gas pedals is worse.Although GeForce RTX 30-series cards also fell in price by 6% over the month in the same Newegg, they are still sold at 24% markup of the recommended price.However, there are exceptions here as well.For example, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is offered this month for the recommended $1200. Price trends for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards in the US.The third column on the right is the current priceAs noted earlier, the sharp price drop in gas pedals is causing problems for NVIDIA in the mid- and low-end price segments.That's why the company is going to release the GeForce GTX 1630, which will replace the old GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.It is very likely that soon NVIDIA will change tactics, which will lead to an even more serious reduction in the price of graphics cards.This will allow to quickly sell out the current inventory for the release of the new generation of GeForce RTX 40-series gas pedals.
The prices of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards in Europe are even closer to the recommended values
3DCenter portal has published the latest statistics on the prices of Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 3000 graphics gas pedals.Prices of graphics cards have not yet reached their recommended values, but things are moving in the right direction - the prices are even closer to the declared manufacturers.Image source: VideoCardzThe price of graphics cards in general has dropped by about 5 percentage points compared to April.Thus, the markup on Radeon RX 6000 models now averaged 7% instead of 12 last month, and the markup on GeForce RTX 3000 models has dropped from 19 to 14%. Image source: 3DCenterAlthough many entry-level and mid-range gas pedal models are selling at a markup of up to 10 percent over the recommended price, many senior segment models are being offered at an average of 22 percent more than the recommended price.The demand for these cards is now high, because many potential customers put off buying them when the video cards were mostly unavailable or were offered at twice the price or even higher. The cost of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards.Image source: VideoCardz according to 3DCenter The cost of GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards.Source image: VideoCardz according to 3DCenter As always, the latest 3DCenter report reflects the price dynamics of graphics cards market in Germany and Austria only.In other countries the price of gas pedals may be significantly different.
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