The interim card with protections against ambitious Ethereum reactors is designed to try and produce the severe shortage and exorbitant prices in the market - but right now reality paints us a completely different picture
While the value of the Ethereum cryptocurrency dropped more than 25 percent from its peak two weeks ago, it does not seem to make a big impression on miners who are aware that their investment in a massive purchase of advanced video cards is long-term - all modern video cards NVIDIA And of AMD Continue to be characterized by near-zero availability even for those who are willing to pay additions of tens of percent above the recommended amount, and now you can also add to this list theGeForce RTX The fresh 3060 (which was supposed to cost only $ 330, according to the parent company's point of view which is almost comically detached from the situation on the ground).
The new model with the GA106 core was launched without its own Founders Edition and is based solely on the dedicated designs of the many marketing partners thatNVIDIA, Which in turn focuses on the development of fast-paced and prestigious versions designed to realize the potential for revenue and profits in a situation where there is a significant shortage of chips in relation to demand - and according to initial reviews it seems to provide capabilities very similar to those of the GeForce RTX 2070 andRadeon RX 5700X, while maintaining very reasonable operating temperatures and power consumption that does not exceed 200 watts in almost any situation.
A winning model for the mid-range market? On paper it looks not bad at all - but in practice the lowest price tag where you can find the RTX 3060 in the country is over NIS 2,600, and over NIS 3,000 if you are only interested in a card without the obligation to assemble and purchase an entire computer. These are prices of over 200 percent compared to what is recommended to me NVIDIA Itself, even when taking a price of 330 euros (including tax) as a basis, instead of a declared price of 330 dollars (which does not include additional tax, as is customary in publications at Uncle Sam's).
It is worth noting that the new model of NVIDIA It is the first to include a unique protection designed to make its common mining operations much less attractive, but at the moment it is not difficult to see that this is too small a step and much too late - many months in which many computer stores in Israel and around the world presented empty shelves The load and excess demand are historically large, so it will likely be many more months (and maybe even years) before we can see a balance that will improve competitiveness and bring prices down to the great levels we knew in early 2020 or late 2019.