Certain coins you can...and still at a profit btw. I have two CPU mining Superior Coin at $650 profit. Just need to research the coins that are still profitable.
Any coin using the CyptoNight protocol is easily mined on CPU or AMDs. Even a HD7850 pulls in some decent numbers. Monero is one of those, BUT the difficulty is crazy high, so no profitability for older hardware.tell me more
It's a shame that all the mining morons are ruining the PC market, especially since it's for some second or third rate sham currencies like Lite Coin, Ethereum or Doge Coin...
Guess I'll continue using my Pascal Titan X for yet some time to come.
This make come as a shock to you, but not everyone is a hard core gamer or needs a high end graphics card
Well, there goes that plan...Or, you know, they could increase production volumes to meet demand.
Makes me feel better about paying full price for my Aorus 1080ti at launch. Looks like I got a good discount.
I happened to time it just right, and swapped 2x 290 + 2x 390X -> 4x 1080 for nearly freeI got my 1080 right before this craze started, so it was $350/shipped on sale with GR Wildlands. I'm feeling pretty decent about that purchase, ha. Had I held off to sell my 290, I could have probably made money on the upgrade.
I can understand your logic as it supports your POV/Agenda but that is far from the reality of it all. What really may come as a surprise to you is that the PC market is not supported by hardcore anyone. It's growth is built on mid-range components. I would suggest you go and look at Steams numbers. You will see all these numbers for yourself. Using your logic then I should be able to go buy a GTX 1060 no problem. Wrong, they were the first cards to go. Everyone in the game is getting hurt. Budget builders, mid range guys and the much smaller demographic hardcore gamer / builder.