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NVIDIA wants retailers to sell to gamers, not crypto miners

GeForce cards are for gamers, not for miners, and NVIDIA is making retailers aware of this

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 21, 2018 05:07 pm CST - 3 mins, 31 secs reading time

A few days ago we broke the story about virtually all graphics cards at insanely high prices, with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti selling for $1600 and even the Radeon RX Vega 64 selling for a huge $2100.

NVIDIA wants retailers to sell to gamers, not crypto miners | TweakTown.com

But now German site ComputerBase.de is reporting that NVIDIA isn't happy (about selling out of their graphics cards completely) and that they are targeting gamers, and not miners with their GeForce graphics cards.

NVIDIA said: "For NVIDIA, gamers come first. All activities related to our GeForce product line are targeted at our main audience. To ensure that GeForce gamers continue to have good GeForce graphics card availability in the current situation, we recommend that our trading partners make the appropriate arrangements to meet gamers' needs as usual".

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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