Reply to post: Re: Will Prices Reduce for PC DRAM ?

DRAM, Samsung, these profits are on fire, NAND ain't that the truth

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Re: Will Prices Reduce for PC DRAM ?

There have been ASICs designed for bitcoin mining on the market for several years, but they are priced VERY high because of the low sales over which to amortize the design/mask costs. GPUs tend to provide better bang for the buck because the sales across which to amortize the costs are so much higher.

So until the bitcoin bubble bursts, I'm afraid you'll have to deal with inflated GPU prices. At some point a GPU becomes "junk" to a miner, where they will make more money by buying the latest GPU and selling off the old one. That's probably what you should buy, the market for "used" GPUs (say 18 months old or so?) should be pretty depressed because of all the miners dumping them when something new and shiny comes out.

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