No store has enough graphics in stock to mine cryptocurrencies, manufacturers sell directly to mining farms and then the truth is manipulated and attacks a market that moves more money than the gaming market.
I know that this post will carry with it some other comments from people who do not want to see reality or who will believe the lies that are told everywhere, but hey, I don't care. I have to say to all gamers, that you are very foolish if you really believe that the mining of cryptocurrencies by GPU is to blame for the prices of graphics cards. Before getting into a rage, read the post, because I'm going to explain the truth about the GPU market and the mining of Ethereum, Zcash and other cryptocurrencies.
The first thing I want you to be clear about is that one at home can set up a miner with six or thirteen graphs, quietly and make a profit, but not everyone has the knowledge to make this practice profitable or viable. This is not, I install a program, such as Word, Firefox or any other software. It requires more advanced knowledge to configure BIOS, software, implement the wallet and manage the system.
With that said, let's get down to business. NO store in the world stock 2000-3000 graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies and I'm talking about a very small number, that would be a small coin mining farm. A large mining farm, like Genesis Mining in Iceland, can easily have a million GPUs. What store sells you so many graphics cards? Well clearly none. These farms go directly to the manufacturer, who they ask for the volume and the manufacturer offers a price. If they reach an agreement, the containers go to the farm and that's it.
Here there is no store that is worth, retailer or wholesaler in between, they go directly to the manufacturer to buy the hardware. Simply sell 2000 graphics cards in a while, it is impossible, however much it may seem, a day to sell 2000 graphics in the world is a high figure that occurs on Black Friday, Christmas and very special days, imagine a million graphics cards. That supposes an inflow of capital, at the moment, brutal.
The manufacturer in question does not care relatively to use that graphics card, they want to make money. It's that easy. They will sell all the stock to a farm sooner than to put them on the market and take months to sell them, if they sell them, because they still take a year to sell that volume of product.
Of course, if the manufacturer runs out of a model or two or whatever, of a type of silicon, it does not introduce it to the market and users buy other solutions and the stock of the others of the same family ends and the price. Selling so many graphics cards, they are not sold every day, that is a ball that they are telling us, quite important, that is a volume that is given once a month, but the manufacturer will take a certain time to recover the stock.
The word 'gaming' is put on everything, even armchairs, which are labeled with a brand of dubious quality and the word gaming, absurdly, and is sold for three times its real value. Graphics cards can be used for much more than just playing games. I don't think anyone is so smart to go to a graphic designer who buys three GTX 1080 Ti (to say a model), and tell him not to buy them, they are for playing games. That person will tell you that he does what he wants with his money and that he buys what he thinks.
Blaming cryptocurrency mining is the perfect excuse, for a single reason: people do not know how this market works, what the reality is and shit is thrown at it, while under the carpet it is sold directly, because it happens, although say otherwise. So, instead of insulting those who are dedicated to mining cryptocurrencies, you should go to hold the manufacturers to account, who are the ones who artificially raise prices. Don't let them fool you.