Are ex-mining cards worth getting?
I'm seeing a lot of ~$100 RX470/480/570/580 ect flooding ebay. Obviously most of these are old miner cards. I've been due to upgrade my HD 7850s forever, which I bought the first one for $140 new and the second for like $80 used. I usually get the new mid-range cards in the $150 range, but that hasn't been possible with the state of inflated prices over the past few years. Now finally seems like a great time to shop mid-range cards. With new ones already sub-$150, would it worth taking a chance on a used one? Obviously I'm worried about worn out capacitors and fans (the two likely components that wear out).
I'd like to hear some feedback from both penny pinching gamers and miners alike.
I's also likely that I'll be doing a whole platform upgrade on my main rig in a few months...probably to AM4. I don't play the very newest games. Mostly good ones from the bargain bin 1-2+ years old.
Quote: Originally Posted by Poisoner Better a six core AMD than a junk dual core i3. Quote: Originally Posted by SoloCamo Lower frame rates have exactly nothing to do with a cpu being choked when the game is only using 25% of said processor's threads. People that don't actually multi task at all never seem to understand the benefits 8 threads offer, even if it's IPC is a good deal lower.