German tech site ComputerBase compiled some charts to illustrate how the Ethereum boom affected the euro pricing of video cards.
As expected, the biggest price hikes are found for AMD-based video cards. A regular Radeon RX 580 now costs 379EUR, versus 257EUR just two months ago. For comparison, the card's European launch price was 260EUR.
Pricing of NVIDIA cards soared too but at a smaller rate. A GeForce GTX 1070 now costs around 80EUR more, while GeForce GTX 1080 cards cost about 50-60EUR more than two months ago.
As outlined earlier this week, most video card vendors are seeing record sales but worry about the longer-term implications.
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Posted on Friday, Jul 07 2017 @ 12:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck