During the previous surge in interest in gaming video cards by miners, NVIDIA had difficulty accurately estimating demand, but concluded that the market downturn had robbed it of about a billion dollars in revenue.Now outside experts say that since the beginning of 2021, miners have spent on the purchase of video game cards at least $ 3 billion.Source image: NVIDIASorresponding estimates are shared by experts New Street Research from the pages of Bloomberg, mentioning in passing the decline in prices for video cards in the secondary market by up to 50% compared to previous months.Until recently, according to the authors of the research note, the prices of graphics cards with NVIDIA chips exceeded the manufacturer's recommendation twice, even if the base amount was taken as $ 1499.Now the market is flooded with video cards previously bought by miners, and it not only reduces the prices in the secondary segment, but also undermines the revenue of NVIDIA and its partners in the primary.To such actions, participants in the process of mining popular cryptocurrencies pushed by both reducing their value, and the impending reform of the Ethereum supply model, which will eliminate the need for significant computing power.At the peak of the current cryptocurrency boom, according to Baird experts, miners were buying up to 35% of all gaming video cards available on the market.Accordingly, these graphics cards have now flooded into the secondary market.For experts themselves, the recession in the cryptocurrency market is convenient because it will allow to more accurately estimate the demand for video cards from game enthusiasts.
AMD found a new partner in China for the production of Radeon video cards - SoonFoals company
AMD found a new partner in the market of graphic gas pedals.It became the company SoonFoals, owned by Chinese Weikeng International.The latter has close ties with a number of other AMD partners, such as Gigabyte and Sapphire.Image source: SoonFoals / WeikengThe SoonFoals company has been a distributor of various electronic and computer components in China and other Asian markets for more than 10 years, where it has established itself as a reliable partner.SoonFoals will sell entry-level and mid-range AMD graphics gas pedals.In mid-May the company released four models of Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards: Radeon RX 6400, RX 6500 XT, RX 6600 and RX 6560 XT.SoonFoals offers graphics gas pedals based on reference AMD PCBs, but using their own cooling systems.The solutions do not have any additional embellishments, such as RGB backlighting, and are available in one color - black.All four announced SoonFoals Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards offer reference specifications.You can see them in the table below. Source image: VideoCardzThe appearance of a new partner for selling graphics cards in Asian markets will help AMD to expand its coverage in this region.
NVIDIA says video card market will return to normal very soon
CFO Colette Kress said at a quarterly earnings call yesterday that retail finished goods inventories in the first fiscal quarter are almost at normal levels, and will remain so in the second quarter.The improved availability of graphics cards has been helped by a decline in miner activity and NVIDIA's own efforts to combat shortages.Source image: Getty ImagesJust recall that the book value of inventory at the end of April reached $3.16 billion compared to $1.99 billion a year earlier to appreciate the extent of the company's efforts to reduce the shortage of graphics processors.NVIDIA's financial liabilities to component suppliers reached $9.59 billion last quarter compared to $3.46 billion a year earlier, largely due to an increase in advance payments under long-term agreements from $1.84 billion to $3.06 billion.According to Colette Kress, the observed decrease in the speed of Ethereum mining network performance now may indicate lower activity by miners using video cards.It is known that in August the participants of the process may switch to the \"proof of stake\" model, which does not require the previous computing resources for the cryptocurrency ecosystem to function.If we talk about the supply of gas pedals CMP professional miners, in the first quarter, they were so modest that NVIDIA representatives have decided not even to name specific amounts of core revenue, stating only that it is far from the $155 million that was received a year ago.Demand for graphics cards may temporarily decrease due to lockdowns in China, the events in Ukraine and the approaching announcement of the new generation graphics solutions, which is scheduled for the second half of the year.All of these factors were also mentioned by NVIDIA CFO in her comments, explaining the reasons for the rebalancing of the gaming graphics cards market.At the same time, company founder Jensen Huang said at the quarterly conference that \"the fundamental dynamics of the gaming industry remain stable.\" According to him, over the past two years the audience of PC gamers has increased by 100 million people.NVIDIA representatives were not shy during the quarterly event several times to say that the company's customers are still limited in their abilities by the continuing shortage of server components.There will also be a gradual improvement in the availability of network solutions by the end of this year.It is in the networking segment that NVIDIA feels the problems with the supply of components the strongest, but the company is making enough efforts to systematically eliminate them.
New NVIDIA driver restores protection against LHR mining on 30-series GeForce RTX cards, but there's nothing wrong with it
The fresh GeForce Game Ready 512.95 WHQL video driver restores LHR protection against mining on video cards that use special software to bypass it, VideoCardz writes.When the new driver is installed, all bypassing means stop working, and the hash rate of GeForce RTX 30-series video cards goes back to the standard - limited to half of the possible.Image source: VideoCardzWhen the GeForce Game Ready 512.95 WHQL driver is installed, the algorithms to bypass the LHR protection don't work.However, this is not a problem for miners, as they can simply uninstall the new driver and install an old GeForce Game Ready 512.77 WHQL version with which the LHR protection bypassing mechanism is still working at 90-100%.Here we have to choose: either to mine cryptocurrency with maximum efficiency, or to make a choice in favor of optimizing the new games.Obviously, most miners will choose the first option.No matter how hard NVIDIA tries with its LHR (Lite Hash Rate) protection algorithm, miners continue to find ways to bypass it.Initially, cryptocurrency mining software developers managed to increase the efficiency of video cards in mining from 50% to 70%.However, about two weeks ago, mining software was released to unlock the full potential of gas pedals in mining the same Ethereum. Image source: YouTube / Juliano CajuThe restoration of LHR protection after installing the new drivers has already been confirmed by some YouTube users.For example Portuguese Juliano Caju notes that hash rate on his GeForce RTX 3060 returned to its usual value of 25 Mhash/s in Nbminer after installing the new driver.On the old driver, which supported LHR protection bypass, the hash rate was 46 M hash/s.
The market is almost cleared of video card resellers - consumers have gone to the stores
The time of domination of speculators in the graphics gas pedal market has come to an end, writes PCMag.At least for now.The interest in buying graphics cards from the hands of consumers has decreased significantly, and with it the resale value of gas pedals has fallen.Image source: PCMag \"Everybody's sick of videocards,\" - said in a conversation with the publication of one of the resellers videocard.For examples do not go far.Enough just look at the statistics of online trading platform eBay - one of the fiefdoms of speculators.Over the past year, the average selling price of NVIDIA graphics cards has fallen to almost the recommended prices for these gas pedals. The average selling price of a GeForce RTX 3070 on eBayInstead of buying on eBay, it is becoming more profitable to simply go to your local electronics store and purchase a brand new graphics card at a retailer's price, especially since major retailers Newegg and Best Buy have greatly improved their availability.And for some models the retailers even offer a discount and as a result the cards are even sold below the recommended prices.Even used gas pedals are more profitable to buy from the same Amazon Warehouse, and not go to eBay, where many miners are trying to get rid of graphics cards on the wave of plummeting cryptocurrency market, says PCMag. The average selling price of GeForce RTX 3080 on eBay \"Yes, the reseller sphere is effectively dead.Sales, of course, are still going on, but at much lower prices.For those same miners, it has become much harder to get rid of their inventory,\" commented representatives of Falcodrin Stock Alerts service, which monitors new arrivals and availability of video cards in various retail outlets.In online communities of resellers similar atmosphere.\"The graphics gas pedal market has come to an end.PS5 consoles only bought well into the New Year,\" complained one reseller.\"Rest in peace graphics cards,\" added another. Graphics card prices at NeweggThe only exception are the reference versions of NVIDIA Founders Edition gas pedals, particularly the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti models.In this version graphics cards are sold at the lowest prices.In other words, resellers can still make a profit from reselling them.However, these graphics cards are hard to get.In the U.S., the only retailer that sells NVIDIA Founders Edition gas pedals is Best Buy.New shipments of these graphics cards usually occur every month, but immediately dispersed.Instead of video cards, resellers are beginning to focus on other resale items, for which at the moment there is still a rush.NFT tokens, for example, are one of them.One of their resellers, by the way, who is still in high school, told PCMag that he has decided to stop reselling game consoles and instead focus on selling non-interchangeable tokens.\"NFTs are a really cool thing.I like them because all the sales happen online.Besides, they make a lot more profit,\" said a young Ostap Bender of western tailoring.The decline in interest in video cards from resellers plays into the hands of regular gamers who are considering upgrading their PCs.Computer hardware manufacturers, in turn, predict a further decline in graphics card prices and a surge of interest in self-assembly of computers.This opinion is held, for example, by Corsair, which believes it will happen in the second half of this year.The current situation in the cryptocurrency market also acts in favor of the forecast.However, the demand for graphics cards can grow significantly again, as NVIDIA and AMD are going to release a new generation of gas pedals in the second half of this year.If demand is high enough and availability is low, then resellers may again turn their attention to the lucrative market.
Video cards return to RF stores at affordable prices
Earlier we could observe the complete disappearance from the windows of online stores most video cards, in particular RTX with LHR blocking.This is related to the last statement from NiceHash mining service, which said about the complete unlocking of this very limiter.Having realized that now LHR cards are not worse than standard ones, but cost much cheaper, miners immediately started ordering equipment, but then the crypto-industry disaster happened, Ethereum was sinking below $1,700 per coin. RTX 3080 10GB and RTX 3060 TI models disappeared from the catalog for a few days, given the most favorable price ratio per 1 Mh/s, the options were the most in demand.Apparently during the delivery period, like an avalanche, cryptocurrency rates collapsed, which seriously changed the payback period. Combined with the strengthening of the ruble to the dollar to the mark of 64 per 1 dollar, the payback for example the same RTX 3080 10gb leaves in 26 months.Actually this very fact has discouraged the customers, who have made orders during this period, and refused the goods, seeing the red bars on the chart. This material was written by a visitor of the site, and a reward was accrued for it.
Radeon RX 6400 vs GeForce GTX 1650 - the fastest video card of May 2022 according to SH tests
If you have 150 000 rubles, it's pretty easy to choose a video card.Enthusiasts can argue with us, because many try to take a model with an advanced cooling system, and the graphics chip itself already has a factory overclocking and allows you to get a few extra percent.Equally important is the quietness, because the musical ears of majors are extremely sensitive and do not tolerate the hum of the coolers at idle.All this is very important, but when you have a lot of money, you can't care about silence anymore.You are faced with completely different tasks, the main of which is to get maximum performance for a minimum amount of rubles.advertisementWe can not help you in making money, but choose the fastest video card we will try.Since we have a limited budget today, all participants will be budget-friendly.So as not to be unfounded, let's take a look at the test by TheSpyHood team.Let's list the participants: Radeon RX 6400 - this is the newest graphic card from AMD which was sold at $160 and has already managed to take away the crown of the worst graphic chip from Radeon RX 6500 HT.GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - mega hit NVIDIA, which stays in line despite its venerable age.Up until 2021, this graphics chip attracted by its low cost, and today it is considered to be one of the few available to a wide range of gamers.GeForce GTX 1650 - the most popular graphics card of recent months.In our opinion, it is much more interesting than the previous model, although it only costs a couple thousand more.Doesn't have any potential, but allows to sit out the semiconductor crisis relatively painlessly.GeForce GTX 1063 - this is a version of the most massive graphics chip of the last few years with 3 GB of video memory.The original GPU is clearly out of our budget category, so we will make do with what we have.Above you can see screenshots of the test results.We could not find Radeon RX 6400 at Citylink so we decided to take Radeon RX 6500 HT instead.The latter is roughly equal in performance to the GeForce GTX 1063, but it also costs more.As you can see, Radeon RX 6500 XT (if you can find GeForce GTX 1063 at a reasonable price) is the best choice because it beats its rivals absolutely everywhere.At the same time you should take into account that you will have to pay extra 5 thousand rubles for it.GeForce GTX 1650 is steadily in second place, and the other two share the third position.The gap between Radeon RX 6400 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is minimal, so you can take any of them, just pay attention to the price.And here we have to remind you of the problem with the PCIe interface.Recently we could see that with the most massive PCIe 3.0 performance drops by 14%.Keep this in mind.If you have new CPU and motherboard support PCIe 4.0 then Radeon RX 6400 is quite good, in all other cases we recommend to ignore Radeon RX 6500 HT as well.Direct frame rate loss there reaches the same 15%.The post is rewardedThis material is written by a site visitor and it is rewarded.
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