The GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti are being tapped to alleviate graphics card shortages.
As provide of Nvidia’s new 30-series graphics playing cards nonetheless struggles to meet demand, the GPU producer is now seeking to launch extra inventory of its older playing cards into the market. A report by PC World has confirmed that Nvidia can be releasing extra inventory of the RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti to its board companions to assist cowl demand.
Whereas the brand-new 30-series GPUs are on the forefront of the graphics card shortages, it is tough to purchase any graphics card proper now, with costs on older boards usually inflated properly above their launch costs. The RTX 2060, for instance, is listed between $750 and $800 on Newegg, properly above its unique launch worth of $350 in January 2019.
The selection in re-released boards is strategic, with the older boards not requiring the elements which can be rumored to be inflicting manufacturing bottlenecks for new-generation playing cards and consoles. Because the PC World report factors out, the 2016 GTX 1050 Ti additionally lacks the required quantity of devoted video reminiscence to mine the favored cryptocurrency Ethereum, that means the brand new inventory will not be snapped up by crypto miners earlier than avid gamers can get to it.
In an announcement despatched to PC World, Nvidia mentioned: “The [GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti] have been by no means EOLed [end-of-lifed]. So ‘reviving’ looks as if the incorrect terminology to make use of right here. Extra of an ebb and stream actually. We’re simply assembly market demand which stays extraordinarily excessive as you famous.”
The most cost effective card in Nvidia’s new sequence, the RTX 3060, is due to release in February for $330, although it would probably be topic to the identical worth inflation and provide points as the opposite playing cards within the sequence.