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Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 12, 2018 12:57PM
Suppose I had an opportunity to obtain some number of used Apple OEM Radeon 4870 HD, and nVidia GT120 video cards... would anybody here be interested?
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 12, 2018 01:38PM
The 4870s are a decent upgrade for a 2006-07 Mac Pro.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 12, 2018 01:44PM
Some people might be interested in the GT 120's as a second video card for Mac Pro's upgraded with PC video cards. They are low power usage cards, and will display the startup screen during boot up unlike the PC cards.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 12, 2018 01:51PM
....once anything gets 'old'.........society sees that it has lost its value.........



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 12, 2018 02:28PM
Not me personally, but I could see some demand.



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: TLB
Date: July 12, 2018 02:59PM
Unfortunately GPU bitcoin mining is no longer lucrative. Pass.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 12, 2018 03:12PM
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 12, 2018 03:13PM
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 12, 2018 03:14PM
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: timg
Date: July 12, 2018 03:58PM
Just curious - how much would you be asking for the 4870?



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 12, 2018 05:17PM
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Just curious - how much would you be asking for the 4870?

Not sure they're worth the extra heat and power usage these days... if I'm gonna pay the electric and cooling bill, I'd want something way better, otherwise I'd stick w/ a lower power card. Heck, in an ideal world, a hybrid of JoeH's idea would be great; get a low power GT110 or GT120, and somehow rig up a switch to only power on the souped up secondary video card when needed. And as kj said, I had an over-maxed RAM original octocore MP (included two add'l new OWC RAM sticks), wifi/BT, 1GB 4870, 256GB SSD boot drive (though might've been a 128GB, I don't recall which SSD's were in which Macs that went to new homes), 1TB HDD, etc. that I sold about three years ago for $650... not sure I could've given it away without the upgrades... buyer was enamored w/ 4870 for some sort of office project in climate controlled environment. I was anticipating coming down to $600 or even $550 to save me the hassle of parting it out, but the RAM & 4870 gave the buyer what he wanted.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: July 12, 2018 09:30PM
I need one for a late 2009 iMac. Last time I checked they were over $300.00. I'm not in the market at that price.



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 13, 2018 12:51AM
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Unfortunately GPU bitcoin mining is no longer lucrative. Pass.

Then why are high end cards still selling for a $100 over list price, and new models haven't been released in 18 months?



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 13, 2018 12:53AM
The iMac 4850 is not the same as a Mac Pro 4850, they tend to overheat and burn out in the iMac. I managed to get mine replaced just before Apple moved the 2009 iMac to no longer being eligible for hardware service.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 13, 2018 04:43AM
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Unfortunately GPU bitcoin mining is no longer lucrative. Pass.

Then why are high end cards still selling for a $100 over list price, and new models haven't been released in 18 months?
There are a few reasons. Miners are expensive, $2k for the Antminer Z9? More efficient but costly. My guess is that current miners are using what they have and not investing till the market starts to improve? There is also the crypto currency nose dive. Could be other factors completely.
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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 13, 2018 11:50AM
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TLB
Unfortunately GPU bitcoin mining is no longer lucrative. Pass.

Then why are high end cards still selling for a $100 over list price, and new models haven't been released in 18 months?
There are a few reasons. Miners are expensive, $2k for the Antminer Z9? More efficient but costly. My guess is that current miners are using what they have and not investing till the market starts to improve? There is also the crypto currency nose dive. Could be other factors completely.

Some players in the business are still expanding and video card prices reflect that, maybe not as fast, but it's continuing. Even after the 'crash' miners were still making threats against electrical utilities in the areas where commercial power rates are the lowest in the US. They wouldn't build out the power grid as fast as miners wanted.



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Re: Demand for older video cards?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 13, 2018 12:01PM
......thought that oldies.....just fade.....away........



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