A good news for everyone. GPU price drop in 2018. Finally, you can see and buy one at a reasonable price in India. For a long time, the price of a graphics card keeps on increasing due to which it was impossible for someone to build a custom PC over pre-built PC’s. Because both of them cost exactly same for a certain specification. Let me give you a brief, the launch price of Gtx GeForce 1070 is INR. 35,000 but due to hike & hype the price rises up to INR 50,000 which is an increase of 15%.
WHAT DOES A GRAPHICS CARD DO?
Basically, a GPU (Graphics processor unit) is a microprocessor specialized for video calculation. It will take a load of video calculation from your computer & calculate if for you so, that your CPU can run and do other tasks more effective & efficiently. Graphics card has a much faster RAM and the processor which help it to do the certain task like games, video rendering etc more productively.
WHY HIKE IN PRICE?
Before addressing how much drop & supply is now available on the market. Let us see why price hiked in the first place. The main reason for the hike in the price of GPU’s is Cryptocurrency & Cryptomining -Cryptocurrency mining, or crypto mining, is a process in which transactions for various forms of cryptocurrency are verified and added to the blockchain digital ledger. Also known as crypto coin mining, altcoin mining, or Bitcoin mining (for the most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin), cryptocurrency mining has increased both as a topic and price of GPU because for a while now GPU’s are the necessary equipment for mining. And there are also some other things like less production, company strategies in it.
WHY GPU PRICE DROP IN INDIA? AND BY HOW MUCH?
There are several reasons for the GPU price drop. The main area is following:-
- SAIC (Specialized application integrated chip)
- Overflow of cards
- 11th series GPU cards
SAIC (Specialized application integrated chip) – It is a hardware feature for the people who want to do a specific work like mining. These chip help miners to do crypto mining. It is a specific specialized chip made for performing mining work more effectively than a graphics card. And it is now available in every market. Therefore all the miner are moving towards this hardware. Because it has more life, can do more & it cost cheaper than a graphics card.
The overflow of cards – Due to SAIC hardware and less demand of GPU in the market. The companies now have a pile of GPU’s laying around, plus the old miners are selling their used graphics cards in cheap on e-commerce websites. So, right now the GPU’s like Nvidia GeForce series is available on discount.
11th series GPU cards – There is a confirmation in the market that NVIDIA will release 11th series graphics card on June 11th. It is been 2 years since last launch GPU’s by Nvidia, therefore, they will launch something new this year, that is why they are selling out cheap.
WHICH CARD PROVIDE BEST VALUE?
If you are on a budget, then you are probably thinking which card will give me the best value for money.
So, If you have a budget of 10-15k go with GTX 1050 ti, not with 1050.
And I suggest if you are willing to spend some more then skip GeForce 1060 and buy Geforce 1070 or 1070 ti founder edition. Because it will last longer and you can enjoy any title on high setting with more than 60fps.
WHAT & WHY FOUNDER EDITION CARD?
Founder edition is a card manufactured & retail only by Nvidia. Other cards other than founder edition are called custom cards which are manufactured by other companies like ASUS & MSI. They also have same specification and features sometimes more than Founder edition. So, why founder edition card. The main reason and difference is the heat dispense system inside the founder edition card. In India, not everyone has a fully air-conditioned room hence, therefore, the PC case needed to be properly ventilated.
And the problem with custom cards is that their fan dispenses all the hot air inside the case itself. While on another hand the Founder edition cards dispense all the air directly outside the case through vents on the left side. If you do not have a cooling problem go with custom cards because they are cheap and sometimes better than FC cards.
HOW MANY DROP IN GPU PRICE TRENDS?
The price drop is significant almost about 40% you can buy these card now directly from any e-commerce website but some websites are still selling them at hiked prices. So, you can head on NVIDIA India for the best price or MDcomputers.in.
HERE IS THE LINK – NVIDIA
MD COMPUTER (they are also affiliated with NVIDIA)
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