The new graphics card generation from Nvidia is currently celebrating its debut, but not everything is going smoothly. A number of users of the top model RTX 4090 complain about melting 12VHPWR power adapters. Armed with an immense hunger for power, Nvidia has decided to introduce a new power supply connector on all RTX 4000 models. In addition to this posse, the little sister RTX 4080 is making a name for itself. With an RRP of more than 1,400 euros, many interested parties lost their desire to buy when they looked at the price tag. Especially since you may need a new power supply in addition to a new pixel accelerator. Shortly after the market launch of the RTX 4080, Amazon & Co. announced Black Friday, which runs until November 28th at Amazon. In the biggest discount battle of the year, however, nothing can be seen of the new generation of graphics cards. However, Notebooksbilliger.de is offering the small Ada Lovelace graphics card at the current rock-bottom price. If you don’t want to get involved with the new power connector anyway, you can buy a new graphics card from the previous generation.
For example, Caseking offers the RTX 3080 with 10 gigabytes of GDDR6X VRAM and a triple fan design from Zotac. At a price of just 799 euros, the almost 32 cm long graphics card offers a boost clock of 1,710 MHz and a specific cooler design. Other online shops also offer huge discounts on new graphics cards. NBB.com offers the Palit Geforce RTX 3080 Gaming Pro V1 in the Black Week Deal for 789 euros. Notebooksbilliger.de offers the Geforce RTX 3060 Twin X2 LHR at the lowest price.
What does LHR stand for in Geforce graphics cards?
In the global coronavirus pandemic, there is also a shortage of chips, so hardware products such as graphics cards are hardly available. The few copies available are increasingly going to crypto miners who need powerful hardware to mine as many cryptocurrencies as possible. Nvidia reacted some time ago with the release of the RTX 3060 and artificially reduced the so-called hash value to make the graphics card uninteresting for miners. The RTX 3060 (Ti), 3070, 3080 and 3090, which are intended for gamers, therefore come with the abbreviation LHR to make it clear that this is a model with a reduced hash rate ex works. Nvidia has launched the so-called CMP-HX series specifically for cryptominers, which have been optimized for mining.
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Even after Black Friday: PC game for free with the new Geforce graphics card
In anticipation of Christmas, there is not only Black Friday, but also deals at Nvidia. Anyone who buys a new Geforce graphics card marked in online shops by December 8th, 2022 will receive a PC game for free. The PC game is Warhammer 40,000 Darktide – Imperial Edition. Media Markt offers an overview page with all models that are part of the special offer. However, this offer does not apply to the new generation RTX 4000. The full list of all participating online shops can be found directly at Nvidia.
Black Friday: Sale also on SSDs & more
The Corsair MP600 SSD is available at Caseking in the Black Friday sale. Source: Corsair
If there is no need for a new graphics card, Black Friday can still be a welcome opportunity to save. Finally, Caseking also offers high discounts on other hardware components. The PCI Express SSD Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is offered with a price reduction of 22 percent. For only 124.90 euros, the M.2 SSD offers a storage capacity of one terabyte and a read rate of 7,100 MB/s and a write rate of 5,800 MB/s. To keep a cool head, the SSD has a passive heat sink. We have summarized many other deals from Caseking in a separate news item.
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