Should I upgrade now or wait for GPU prices to drop?

FaSMaN

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Hi everyone

I noticed recently that prices on GPUs have come down a tiny bit, I am looking at getting a Palit Geforce 3060ti for ~R12000 , with some money I got from twitch subs, its still way more expensive than the RRP at $399 and for a Palit branded card so I am on the fence with it.

I really need to upgrade as I am using a 1060ti , but its really not up for the task for streaming my content , VRChat struggles heavily, especially if there are mirrors or I have the second camera activated(10-15fps sometimes).
I can hold off upgrading to December, but i am not sure if prices will shoot up again?

Should I pull the trigger on getting the new gfx or wait?
 

ToxicBunny

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Honestly, I would wait a little while and see if the supply chain normalises a bit more and prices come down closer to their intended RRP.

Personally I would struggle to justify R12k on a graphics card with an RRP of around R7k (make it R9k in SA after all the taxes and profit taking).
 

SirFooK'nG

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By the time prices improve, the Nvidia 4000 and AMD 7000 series GPU's will probably be out. I was lucky and got my card back when they just released, pre the massive price hike. I definitely would not have paid what they asking now (17500 vs 22999).
 

animal531

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Yeah if you have to then go for it, but I expect some nice price drops in the next 2 months.
 

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Honestly, I would wait a little while and see if the supply chain normalises a bit more and prices come down closer to their intended RRP.

Personally I would struggle to justify R12k on a graphics card with an RRP of around R7k (make it R9k in SA after all the taxes and profit taking).
Nah generally the 2060 super was around 7 to 9k so you'd probably be able to get a Palit 3060ti for around 7k if it was normal times.
 

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Nah generally the 2060 super was around 7 to 9k so you'd probably be able to get a Palit 3060ti for around 7k if it was normal times.

One would hope so, but we know how our retailers operate :p
 

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One would hope so, but we know how our retailers operate :p
Yeah cause after almost 2 years my 2060 super is getting on, but then again my Ryzen 2600 is also getting on. I seem to forget as I get older 3 years flies by.
 

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Yeah cause after almost 2 years my 2060 super is getting on, but then again my Ryzen 2600 is also getting on. I seem to forget as I get older 3 years flies by.

Yup, partly the reason I don't have a standalone PC anymore :(

I left it for too long and then the cost to upgrade to something even vaguely decent and modern was just exorbitant.
 

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Yup, partly the reason I don't have a standalone PC anymore :(

I left it for too long and then the cost to upgrade to something even vaguely decent and modern was just exorbitant.
I had left it for 8 years, mainly cause my son kind of took the room the PC used to live in :). When we moved into a house with a study I started upgrading slowly.
First started with a donated i5 4430, found some parts like an RX580 and such, was pretty cool, but then in mid 2018 I got a decent bonus so I splurged.
 
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