Friday, December 9

Tag: GeForce

Gaming

Corsair Apologizes After Rep Calls Review Comments ‘Bullshit’

Screenshot: YouTubeCorsair has publicly apologised after a “member of staff” was found last week to have called sections of reviews of the latest RTX 4090 graphics card—reviews made by both Gamers Nexus and Guru3D—“total bullshit.”The drama arose last week when the hugely-popular hardware channel Gamers Nexus posted a review (and some benchmarks) of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition. In that video, they say plugging in only three of the card’s four cables (in case your PSU for whatever reason only had room for three 8-pin connections) would lock you to 100% performance, and that only by plugging in all four would you be allowed to overclock the card. Guru3D’s review says much the same thing. Not long after, Discord comments left by a Corsair staffer went viral. They called both ...
Gaming

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Selling Off GPUs For Cheaper

Photo: Joby Sessions / PC Gamer Magazine/ Future (Getty Images)The crypto market is continuing to fall, which has led a ton of miners to exit the market or to downscale their operations, thus finding themselves in possession of valuable computer components that they now no longer need. Some such miners, many from China and South Asia (where electricity is cheaper), are now taking that hardware and dumping it on e-commerce websites. As a result, GPUs that usually go for $500 to $600 are selling for around half that price on the secondhand market. As noted by PC Gamer, GPUs are suddenly flooding the market, a trend likely driven by several factors. The major one is how cryptocurrency prices have been plummeting since this winter. Now that it seems like the market won’t make a turnaround anyt...