Graphic Cards GPU pricing trends

napstersquest

Disciple
Wow that is a good price. Where did you get it from?
OLX (locally). Was a very old profile and looked legit, I am sure it was just a gamer and not a reseller of any sort.
Still, beats those 1050 Tis at 12K+ lol
Well he did compare it to the 1050TI and 1060 3GB but the R9 290 has 250W TDP (650W minimum PSU required) and 1050TIs are going for 7-8K in used market. Plus the oldest 1050TI would still be newer than the 290 by a few years minimum.
 

PunkX 75

Recruit
OLX (locally). Was a very old profile and looked legit, I am sure it was just a gamer and not a reseller of any sort.

Well he did compare it to the 1050TI and 1060 3GB but the R9 290 has 250W TDP (650W minimum PSU required) and 1050TIs are going for 7-8K in used market. Plus the oldest 1050TI would still be newer than the 290 by a few years minimum.
Those old 290s are mini nuclear reactors lol. Mine pulls close to 320w on load (OC'd). Although a minimum PSU requirement of 650W seems like a stretch. I use my 290 in a relatively old (power hungry) platform. A 2600K at 5Ghz + 290 on a pretty substantial OC. A 550W Silverstone unit powers it just fine.

Also, while the 1050 Ti is definitely newer, it only is in terms of driver support and efficiency. My 290 is heavily overclocked (on the stock air cooler, under 75c on the core and 80c on the VRMs), and is essentially trading blows between the 980/980 Ti. A good 60-100% performance uplift compared to the 1050 Ti (could be more, this is just off top of my head)

Yes, driver support was lost year, but the modded Nimez drivers are a savior. These older 290/390 cards are like apartment generators. If you want to brute force in todays games with its sheer raw power and have the patience of keeping them alive with modded drivers, go for it.

My 290 with its heavy OC + modded drivers offers the following at 1080p / MAX settings, including AA set to 4x MSAA (or equivalent) quality:

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan) - 45 fps

Days Gone - 64 fps

AC Origins - 75 FPS

Doom Eternal (nightmare settings) - 100 +

And this is with a very old platform. Newer ones may fare better.

The 290/390 cards will blow those garbage ( and wannabe) 1060 3 gig cards out of the water if you have the patience to take care of their upkeep needs.

Also, do NOT buy 1050 Tis at more than 5-6k, as of today. :)

The 290 on launch was competing with a GTX 780. As of today, I have it close to a GTX 980 Ti (albeit with a heavy OC and generating enough power to light up your local Reliance Smartpoint)

A GTX 1050 Ti on a good day is slightly faster a GTX 680.
 
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napstersquest

Disciple
Since the card is already dead , why don't use a heat treatment on it. Use a heat blower (usually the one available with mobile repairing guys ) or in worse case use hair dryer to heat up the PCB especially near the main chip area. AND MAKE SURE IT IS HOT ENOUGH. enough to melt the solder joints.

Maybe you can resurrect the card :)

LTT even went on to bake the card. Although I won't recommend doing it. But a simple heat treatment should be tried.
Even after that, even if it starts working again, I don't think the card will be worth the OP's asking price :sweatsmile:
 

napstersquest

Disciple
These prices are not worth buying, credit card emi purchase with interest from other stores will be more cheaper than these no cost emi options.

I've never purchased anything on credit card emi, so I don't have any experience with them — but what I could find was 13% interest per annum is about the best you can get for a 12 month loan.

I went through each of the cards quickly on https://pcpricetracker.in/ and the only bad deal looks to be the 3060 Ti, it's about 10k cheaper after interest. Everything else appears to be within 1k, with the exception of the 3080, that's 2k less at MDComputers after interest.

But then Amazon has bank offers with instant discounts and cashbacks so it looks to be a wash more or less, at least for these specific cards.

Not really, The only good deals are 6500xt and 3050.

6500xt - cheaper in Amazon

2060 - colourful 5k, zotac 3.8k cheaper than Amazon

3050 - colourful 1k cheaper, other cards higher price than in Amazon

6700xt - 8.8k cheaper than Amazon

3060ti - 12k cheaper than Amazon

3080 - 11.5k cheaper than Amazon


I calculated these prices with 14% interest and still it's way too costly in Amazon. If someone wants only no cost EMI then one can consider Instacred and zestmoney which are supported in sites like mdcomputers, vedant but I've heard bad reviews about them when someone misses an emi so do your research before choosing them.
If we compare the nocost prices of these sites to Amazon it'll be like buying the next tier card. Amazon prices are never correct except from their official sellers like appario etc when it comes to PC parts.

6500XT is not worth buying.

RTX 3050 is not worth buying above 30k as RX 6600 fell to 29-30k.

The cheapest 6700XT is 53k.

3060Ti starts at 50k & 3080 is under 80k for even Zotac (will prefer Zotac over Inno3D, Colorful & Galax). My friend got Powercolor Red Devil 6800XT for 80k.

Also, please don't take loan or EMI to buy gaming stuff, there are much more useful stuff in life that might need your money. Just my opinion.

Just swap the prices for prices in India
 

rsaeon

Disciple
Not really, The only good deals are 6500xt and 3050.

I was looking at the specific models when comparing the price. For example, MSI's warranty is pretty good in the south for graphics cards, a forum member had his out of warranty 1070 replaced by them. This is in stark contrast to MSI laptops, which have a terrible reputation for their warranty.

But yeah, the price difference between the cheapest card available for a series and ones that have factory overclocks and/or RGB aesthetics is often enough to move one tier up.

If someone wants only no cost EMI then one can consider Instacred and zestmoney which are supported in sites like mdcomputers, vedant but I've heard bad reviews about them when someone misses an emi so do your research before choosing them.

ZestMoney is limited to six months, same with Bajaj Finance. Amazon is the only place that has 12 month no cost emi for computer components paired with Instant discounts and cashbacks. This is a new phenomenon in the last month or so, before the lockdown it was limited to six months.

Also, never miss a payment, don't think of EMI if you're going to miss a payment. Pay with a credit card and incur fees if you have to but don't miss a payment.

Also, please don't take loan or EMI to buy gaming stuff, there are much more useful stuff in life that might need your money. Just my opinion.

If EMI's were available when I was younger, it would have been nicer to spend pocket money that way instead of saving up for months/years. A lot of my builds fell apart during the 775 era because of how quickly technology was progressing. But then I didn't have much financial sense back then and it was only recently that I learned you probably shouldn't be spending more than 30% of your income on EMI's. Science stream woes I guess, since none of my colleagues knew it was something to keep in mind.

All the current hardware I have, I use in some shape or form to earn money so EMI's make sense for me since it's like basically paying for itself. Sometimes I need to liquidate hardware at the end of the month because the earnings didn't meet the EMI threshold but it's never resulted in a net loss for me. That is, purchase price minus earnings minus selling price is never greater than zero.

6500XT is not worth buying.

Look at it this way: It's ~1500 month for light gaming to unwind and relax over the weekends.

Amazon prices are never correct except from their official sellers like appario etc when it comes to PC parts.

1 year no cost emi is only available through Appario for pc parts.
 

OMEGA44-XT

Disciple
If EMI's were available when I was younger, it would have been nicer to spend pocket money that way instead of saving up for months/years. A lot of my builds fell apart during the 775 era because of how quickly technology was progressing. But then I didn't have much financial sense back then and it was only recently that I learned you probably shouldn't be spending more than 30% of your income on EMI's. Science stream woes I guess, since none of my colleagues knew it was something to keep in mind.

All the current hardware I have, I use in some shape or form to earn money so EMI's make sense for me since it's like basically paying for itself. Sometimes I need to liquidate hardware at the end of the month because the earnings didn't meet the EMI threshold but it's never resulted in a net loss for me. That is, purchase price minus earnings minus selling price is never greater than zero.



Look at it this way: It's ~1500 month for light gaming to unwind and relax over the weekends.
If you earn money from your PC, then it is a different case & is an investment. For me, it's just for leisure. I personally saved money for almost 2 years before buying my current PC, had a gaming laptop though. Hence I won't recommend EMI or loan for PC for just gaming/entertainment.

Coming to 6500XT, it is still a hard sell for me. Will instead recommend used GPUs if you are buying a GPU temporarily. Budget GPUs are still expensive, so bad time to be a budget PC gamer. Maybe AMD will try to kill this segment, console sales help them. Hopefully, Nvidia doesn't allow that. The 1650S used to be under 15k 2 years back, now we don't even get that performance for similar money. At least the market at or above RX 6600 is relatively fine.

Just saw this for under 20k, a RX580 8GB:
https://www.vedantcomputers.com/pc-...580-gaming-8gb-gddr5-rev-2-gv-rx580gaming-8gd
 

gourav

Adept
Budget GPUs are still expensive, so bad time to be a budget PC gamer. Maybe AMD will try to kill this segment, console sales help them. Hopefully, Nvidia doesn't allow that.
I don't know if real budget gaming GPUs still exist. Some of the budget GPUs are just terrible and the decent ones start at 30k. You're better off with good iGPU like iris xe or AMD's APUs. Next gen APU (which will be regular iGPU and not APU anymore) will bring further performance boost due to a move to RDNA2. Iris Xe is already pretty good. You can't play the latest games, but anything more than 3 years old runs just fine at low to medium settings.

Usually the cost of these CPUs is just 2-3k more than non-iGPU versions and there's near zero cost in terms of power consumption.

In fact, I think it would be better if iGPUs became powerful enough to kill low end GPUs. Would save the people a lot of money and will reduce e-waste as well.

BTW, current gen Intel CPUs have much more powerful iGPU on laptops than on desktops. Goes to show that at least Intel is not trying to kill budget GPUs yet.
 

rsaeon

Disciple
Years of conditioning has made me prefer the RX 580/570/480/470 since it can later be used in a hackintosh, but then I have to remind myself that Apple Silicon has pretty much obsoleted the concept of a hackintosh.

The alternatives for graphics cards available on emi for 20k and under are the RX 550, 6400, 6500XT and GTX 1050 Ti, 1650 — and none of them have more than 4GB of memory.

Though the 2060 6GB for 25k is a probably significantly better card and deal.

What would you suggest for 1080p non-first-person-shooter gaming?
 

napstersquest

Disciple
Years of conditioning has made me prefer the RX 580/570/480/470 since it can later be used in a hackintosh, but then I have to remind myself that Apple Silicon has pretty much obsoleted the concept of a hackintosh.

The alternatives for graphics cards available on emi for 20k and under are the RX 550, 6400, 6500XT and GTX 1050 Ti, 1650 — and none of them have more than 4GB of memory.

Though the 2060 6GB for 25k is a probably significantly better card and deal.

What would you suggest for 1080p non-first-person-shooter gaming?
Got it. Frankly there are no alternatives for your use case.
Although if I were you, I would get a 6600.
Small extra payment per month, but almost double performance and newer architecture.
 

gourav

Adept
Apple Silicon has pretty much obsoleted the concept of a hackintosh.
I think it will be a few years, but we'll definitely get a hackintosh for ARM based computers some time in the future. As of now, most ARM based computers are either servers, handheld devices, or low powered devices like SBCs. Once ARM based PCs become mainstream, we might see a hackintosh for it.
 

itachim17

Recruit
I bought a partially working 1080 amp for 5k when 1080s where going for 40k+. Thought i could just sell it if it didn't work, ended up keeping it and doing nothing to repair it. any of y'all know of any gpu repair guy, i don't feel safe giving it to some shop instead some enthusiast would do a much better job maybe.
 
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