The state of second-hand GPUs in 2021


I just saw this description on an auction site:

GEFORCE GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC. Not used for mining.

I’ve been having a lot of reverse-flashbacks lately. Could you imagine telling someone in the early 2000s that they could buy a GPU with confidence, given the above reason? People would think you were a few triangles short of a pyramid [scheme].

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