The cryptocurrency slump and release of more ASIC miners has pretty much eliminated the demand for discrete desktop graphics cards for mining at this point in time. We are seeing a number of GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 models being in stock at retailers like Amazon and for prices lower than ever. Right now you can purchase the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Gaming graphics card for $469.99 shipped.
This model was was selling for well over $600 earlier this year! The drop to $469.99 shipped just happened today and it might go even lower since NVIDIA is expected to launch ‘Turing’ GPU based cards very soon. There are rumors that the GeForce GTX 1180 or possible the GeForce GTX 2080 will debut this month and if that is true we can see the current GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060 series cards getting some nice price reductions to clear out remaining inventories.
If you have been wanting a GeForce GTX graphics card, but didn’t want to buy one with inflated prices… This is great news!