NVIDIA Confirms Resupply of GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards

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NVIDIA has acknowledged that it is resupplying its AIB partners with older GeForce models to help satiate the current market’s rising demand for graphics cards. The confirmation came in the form of a statement received by PCWorld, which sent an inquiry as to whether those rumors about the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1050 being revived were true or not. Evidently, the answer is “yes.”

“There have been a lot of rumors recently about Nvidia releasing more GPUs to AIBs from older generations—the [GeForce] RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti were specifically mentioned,” PC World inquired. “Can you comment on whether there’s any truth to that?”

“The products referenced […] were never EOLed [end-of-lifed—ed],” an NVIDIA spokesperson responded. “So ‘reviving’ seems like the wrong terminology to use here. More of an ebb and flow really. We’re just meeting market demand which remains extremely high as you noted.”

The resupply of GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards seems like good news for budget gamers who are considering an older, entry-level SKU to tide them over until the Ampere situation improves, but as PC World points out, pricing could still be a major problem. Most GeForce GTX 1050 Ti models are reportedly selling for $400 or more (a 187 percent increase over its original $140 MSRP), while the GeForce RTX 2060 is being listed for prices as high as $800. NVIDIA’s resupply doesn’t necessarily mean that the cards will be any easier to find, either.

Tsing Mui
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