Graphics card prices are ludicrous. Here’s how to keep gaming in the coin mining era
Waiting for the pain to stop.
017 might have been a standout year for PC enthusiasts ( go. pcworld.com/sypc), but these early weeks of 2018 are nothing short of a nightmare for PC gamers. Graphics card prices are downright ludicrous, as the cryptocurrency craze skyrockets in lock-step with Bitcoin’s rising price.
That’s nothing new. Miners have been inflating graphics card prices since the middle of the year. But the damage was limited to the middle of the market for most of 2017. Currently, virtually every gaming-class graphics card is affected. The theoretically $200 3GB Geforce GTX 1060 currently goes for $380 to $550—when you can find it in