You shouldn’t buy a new GPU right now, and not even because of the crypto risks

Trying to buy a new GPU in the past two years has been a rather troublesome proposition, hasn’t it? The global chip shortage, exacerbated by COVID-19 lockdowns and more recently the war in Ukraine, has made getting hold of new computer components an expensive and difficult process, not helped by the legions of bots and scalpers hoovering up new GPUs for crypto mining rigs or resale at inflated prices.

But take heart, PC builders! Things finally seem to be rounding a corner, with production picking back up, a huge cryptocurrency crash proving bad for crypto bros but good for gamersand next-generation GPUs from Nvidia and AMD on the way later this year. Needless to say, I’m excited.

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