NVIDIA is planning to distance itself from some of its older GPUs, according to a new report from IT Home that claims green team has decided to cease production of its GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, and GeForce GTX 1660 Series graphics cards:
(Machine translation) According to news from IT House on November 28, people in the existing supply chain broke the news in Bobantang that Nvidia has decided to completely stop production of the four product lines RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Super, and GTX 1660. At present, the inventory of each manufacturer has been digested. So far, only GTX1650 and 1630 are still on sale, and the market vacated by mid-range card types will turn to the RTX30 series in the future.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Series comprises the GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB), GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB), and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, while the GeForce GTX 16 Series includes the GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
Speculation would suggest that NVIDIA is ending production of these graphics cards because there are already plenty to go around, particularly in the second-hand market.
“GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics cards and laptops feature dedicated ray tracing and AI cores to bring you powerful performance and cutting-edge features,” NVIDIA wrote of its Turing-based family of GeForce products, which originally launched in September 2018 and spearheaded real-time hardware ray tracing.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is the most popular graphics card among Steam users (7.39%), according to October 2022’s Steam Hardware & Software Survey.