Shagittarius wrote on 2020-10-23, 04:28:
Bruninho wrote on 2020-10-23, 00:58:
Iris030380 wrote on 2020-10-22, 23:17:
Paying Nvidia the same dollar for a GPU that an entire top end gaming rig would have cost 10 years ago proves how much of a circus modern GPU pricing has become in this two horse race.
This just proves that I was not alone in this "GPU pricing circus". But 10 years ago? The best 3xxx series card will cost almost exactly what I paid for a 2018/19 Dell G5 Gaming laptop...
A gaming laptop is a bigger waste of money than any video card. And I thought you said you only buy old hardware?
I had it because I needed a laptop, not a desktop. I will never more build another bulky expensive desktop pc “just for a stupid game to run at 4K”.
I sold the G5 just four months later to get my current daily driver, the aforementioned Late 2013 13-inch rMBP. A gaming laptop IS a better investment than a stupid graphics card with the same price - the Dell G5 had nothing wrong, it was an excellent gaming laptop, it was able to run my games at maximum performance, gaming side I was satisfied, but it was too bulky to carry around and as a Hackintosh dual boot, was a painful job to do maintenance. I did it only because I needed an all in one solution at that time and the 2010 rMBP I had before went kaput (that is another long story and I wasn’t around or using it when it happened).
I needed macOS for my work so I had to sell it. I could just revert to Windows 10 single boot and keep it but I hate the system and I have a perfect workflow for macOS. So I gave up on modern gaming, simracing competitions and sold it, my work is more important and I found more fun in retro gaming. (Not to mention that it is a cheaper option).
That said, I buy modern, too. But only when the price is fair and a good deal. The NVIDIA 3xxx series cards (or any modern current gen card from any manufacturer) are not a good deal and have ridiculous prices, so no thanks but no thanks. That ship has sailed. No more desktop GPUs for me.
That G5 was an incredible deal/price offer, because I knew someone from Dell who could offer for an even better (smaller) price.
I’d buy again a gaming laptop if dual booting macOS was a long term solution, I’d buy it over a stupid graphics card always. You need to be incredibly stupid with your money to choose the expensive GPU over a complete gaming build.
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