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Video cards are not getting cheaper anymore, and some models even went up in price in a month. Adapter market in Europe slows down

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Prices for video cards in Europe and the US have already reached the recommended values ​​on average or even dropped below. But this does not mean that the price reduction has stopped. As the data of the aggregator show, cards in Europe continue to gradually become cheaper, although not all of them.

Video cards are not getting cheaper anymore, and some models even went up in price in a month.  Adapter market in Europe slows down

As you can see, low-end AMD cards, which have been selling for less than the recommended prices for a long time, are no longer getting cheaper. You can even say that they are getting more expensive, but it should be borne in mind that the data takes into account the most affordable offers at the time of writing the news. Therefore, perhaps in a day or a week, models will appear in stores at the prices that were minimal at the beginning of the month.

RX6400 RX6500XT RX6600 RX6600XT RX6650XT RX6700 RX6700XT RX6750XT RX6800 RX6800XT RX6900XT RX6950XT
Minimum price for July 3, euro 159 169 295 389 409 499 580 649 759 949 1199
Minimum price for today, euro 169 189 279 374 399 439 469 559 659 749 869 1173
GTX 1630 RTX 3050 RTX 3060 RTX 3060 Ti RTX 3070 RTX 3070 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3090 RTX 3090 Ti
Minimum price for July 3, euro 300 399 499 599 699 849 1049 1600 1889
Minimum price for today, euro 175 309 379 469 569 669 779 999 1323 1449

As far as Nvidia adapters are concerned, the price of the older cards dropped the most. For example, now the difference between the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti is very small, and you can safely buy the older model, unless you take into account the greatly increased power consumption.

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Overclocked to 6.2 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor was 60% faster than the current flagship AMD Ryzen 5950X

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Overclocked to 62 GHz the Intel Core i9 13900K processor was

The 13th generation Intel Core processors (Raptor Lake) continue to amaze with their overclocking capabilities and, as a result, performance. Another experiment was set up on an engineering sample of the Core i9-13900KF, whose high-performance cores were overclocked to a frequency of 6.2 GHz. The frequency of 5.2 GHz was also the most energy efficient.

Overclocked to 6.2 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor was 60% faster than the current flagship AMD Ryzen 5950X

In Cinebench R23, this CPU scored 42,790 in the multi-threaded test and 2263 in the single-threaded test – a very good result, especially considering that the tested CPU with lower frequencies – 5.8 GHz (high-performance cores) and 4.7 GHz (energy efficient) . With such overclocking, the Core i9-13900KF turned out to be noticeably faster than both the Core i9-12900K and even more so the Ryzen 9 5950X in a single-threaded test, and in a multi-threaded performance difference is about 50% in favor of the new Intel CPU.

Overclocked to 6.2 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor was 60% faster than the current flagship AMD Ryzen 5950X

Overclocked to 6.2 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor was 60% faster than the current flagship AMD Ryzen 5950X
Overclocked to 6.2 GHz, the Intel Core i9-13900K processor was 60% faster than the current flagship AMD Ryzen 5950X

In addition to Cinebench, the overclocked Core i9-13900KF was also tested in CPU-Z. In this test, it outperformed the Ryzen 9 5950X by about 60% in both single and multi-threaded tests. The superiority over the Core i9-12900K in the multi-threaded test is 70%, in the single-threaded test it is already 20%.

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The results of testing the mysterious Intel A580 graphics card in the Ashes of Singularity gaming benchmark appeared – at the level of RTX 3060

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The results of testing the mysterious Intel A580 graphics card

The entry-level A380 graphics cards have already entered the market, and the A750, A770 and A780 are expected to appear in the near future. However, so far there has been very little information about middle management solutions. And now, in the database of the gaming benchmark from Ashes of Singularity, references to the A580 model appeared.

The results of testing the mysterious Intel A580 graphics card in the Ashes of Singularity gaming benchmark appeared - at the level of RTX 3060

The GPU was tested at 1080p, where it scored 9300 points and about 95 FPS. At the same time, testing was carried out using the Vulkan graphical interface, and not DirectX12. For comparison, the RTX 3060 graphics card produces 75-96 FPS at similar settings on Vulkan.

The results of testing the mysterious Intel A580 graphics card in the Ashes of Singularity gaming benchmark appeared - at the level of RTX 3060

Of course, you can’t rate the card on only one result, since the characteristics of the test platform, driver version and other indicators are unknown. However, the available data look encouraging.

At the same time, Intel itself announced another card as a competitor to the RTX 3060 – the potentially more powerful A750. It remains to wait for their release in order to compare solutions directly.

Earlier it was reported that the A380 cards have already reached the United States.

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“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

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The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more

MTS President Vyacheslav Nikolaev said that the company plans to move towards reducing sales of SIM-cards, as well as reducing their points of sale.

It seems to me that now, when the cost of SIM cards has increased by an order of magnitude, it’s time to heal this market. Therefore, from the point of view of sales of SIM cards, it seems to me that the sales volume can now be reduced, especially since for us, ecosystem effects provide very serious advantages in reducing the outflow – this also allows us to take sales more calmly.

“The sale of SIM cards is really becoming more expensive and meaningless,” MTS will reduce sales of SIM cards and the number of communication stores

Nikolaev noted that an increasing number of customers are also moving online, which also allows, in terms of telecom, to reduce the number of their own points of sale.

From the point of view of telecom, it seems to me that this is a very timely issue, and perhaps the right actions will be taken by the entire market. At least we will go in this direction. We hope that colleagues will not be far behind, because selling SIM cards is indeed becoming more expensive and pointless.

As we have already reported, MTS may sell its tower business.

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