What to do with all that computing power now. I guess AI.
a decent syringe of heatsink paste is $7 on newegg or amazon
Nobody is buying these cards. One, inflation. Two, everyone who really wanted them already bought. Three, people have realized that they can just be careful about graphics quality settings and save themselves hundreds of dollars.
The newer cards are a shitty deal, frankly, at the low end. A new 3060 retail costs twice as much as a used 1070 ti that will perform nearly identically, even have nearly the same power draw (you really have to hand it to NVIDIA to have nearly the same performance per watt with a half decade spread.)
Is DLSS nice? Yeah. Is RTX pretty? Yeah. Is it twice the cost nice/pretty? Nope?
NVIDIA is going to have to trickle the 4000 series cards out so slowly if they want to have any hope of not severely boning their resellers. My guess is that we'll see 4080's first to get the whales, then 4090's to get the whales again...and then the lower cards announced but released from storage in very, very small quantities.
I still can't yet walk into a Best Buy or local electronics store and get one off the shelf, and online prices are still jacked above MSRP.
We'll see real action 6 months to a year from now.
I’m just loving buying an FE at Best Buy for MSRP.