Finding a last-generation alternative to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series may have gotten even tougher. Russian hardware site Overclockers.ru (via PC Gamer) is reporting that green team has ceased the production of its GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER graphics cards, which launched in January 2019 and July 2019, respectively. Additionally, sources are claiming that all available GPUs have been sold to board partners already.
“The production capacity of GeForce RTX 2060 / Super graphics chips is reportedly currently completely stopped,” Overclockers wrote. “The more powerful version is especially bad. Insiders claim that in November all available GPUs were sold to partners. The warehouses are empty, and NVIDIA no longer intends to produce such graphics chips.”
The article goes on to reiterate that availability of the standard GeForce RTX 2060 isn’t as poor as the SUPER variant, but that stock will obviously wane due to the cease in production. Insiders believe that the GeForce GTX 16 Series (e.g., GeForce GTX 1660 Ti) will also be discontinued soon.
“Things are a little better for the standard version of RTX 2060. So, supplies from NVIDIA in December are still ongoing, but production has also been stopped. This means that after the inventory is reduced to a minimum, there will be nothing to produce video cards. Moreover, insiders are sure that soon the same fate will befall the 16XX series.”
NVIDIA recently launched the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which blows away the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER for the very same price that its predecessor launched at ($399). The struggle, of course, is being able to find one on legitimate markets.