NVIDIA has reportedly shut down the production of it RTX 20 series cards for the new Ampere Architecture cards set to come out soon, most likely to push customers to buy the new upcoming lineup.
Due to this, we might start seeing the prices of the ‘Turing’ GPU’s to rise even higher due pandemic and the sudden mining craze that is being revived.
According to Ithome, NVIDIA might start to suspend the production of it’s high-end RTX 20 series cards due to TSMC’s insufficient production quantity. The subsequent high end cards like the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti might be out of stock soon.
The RTX 20 series lineup that are having their production halted are as follows :
- GeForce RTX 2070
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
All cards utilize different Turing GPU, we get the TU102 on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the TU104 on GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2070 SUPER and the TU106 GPU on the GeForce RTX 2070. The report also claims that not only would the production be halted on these four graphics cards but they will also be de-listed by major vendors including NVIDIA themselves in the coming months.
Those who are looking to get a Turing graphics card right now will be disappointed by the fact that a price hike on the GeForce RTX 20 series is being talked around by several retailers across the globe. That and with the resurgence of the mining craze is going to end up inflating prices on all existing high-end cards. The price hike is suggested to occur this month & ‘My Drivers’ report that even the mainstream GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER & the GeForce RTX 2060 will be affected. It is stated that NVIDIA has internally notified its AIB partners to adjust prices with the demand accordingly.Wccftech
We are not sure how reliable this news is just yet, and the mining craze would probably die down just as soon as it is being bought back to life. But this price hike of the RTX 20 series cards might just be a silver lining for the next generation Ampere lineup. During the last generation, large quantities of Pascal GPUs were prepped due to the mining craze and several OEMs and retailers had to price hike the initial Turing cards to clear away inventory of older cards. But now, if the stock of Turing cards are empty we might start seeing the upcoming card at MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) that NVIDIA suggested rather than the inflated prices retailers used earlier to clear the old GPU’s.
But as of now most PC builders do not have an option other than to wait out these price hikes and hope that the prices of upcoming NVIDIA lineup don’t cost an arm and a leg.