Shobai wrote:Surely that would help drive down values in the secondhand market; you'd think AMD and Nvidia would be all over it.
I'd think it would move values upwards, at least in the current environment. As is, buyers pretty much assume cards were loaded 24/7 for many months at a time. Legitimately lightly-used cards are probably around, but if yours is, good luck convincing a buyer of that. Even something as simple to point to as "it's spent X hours at speeds higher than idle" would do a lot to indicate the probable condition of a card, and if that number is low, it could probably command a fair bit more money than the used market is generally supporting at present.