NVIDIA is reportedly bringing the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti back into the now-depressing graphics card market. The claim comes from the host of YouTube hardware channel Tech YES City, who supposedly received a couple of calls from local (Australian) stores advising him that they’ve begun restocking select models such as ASUS’s Phoenix series again. This is a pretty surprising development, being that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a Pascal-era GPU that’s over four years old (it launched on October 25, 2016).
“[…] the main one that I’m seeing back in Australia coming back into stock is the ASUS Phoenix,” Tech YES City said. “Now, I did ask ASUS about this card, and saying, what’s the situation here, and they told me that it’s never been actually officially discontinued. The 1050 Ti was always in production, but when I look back in 2019, I believe Jensen did say that the 10 Series was being sold out, discontinued.”
PC Gamer added credibility to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti’s alleged resurrection by linking to various retailers that have begun relisting select SKUs of the years-old graphics card. Those would include Overclockers UK, which has Palit’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti StormX on sale for £188.99 ($261.75).
“A glance back in a cached version of that page and you can see that not only was that card listed as no longer available November last year, it returned sometime in January 2021 for £149.99,” the author noted. “From that point onwards it’s been listed as ‘UK and Ireland only due to high demand.’ From Zero to hero, apparently.”