Nvidia returns with the GTX 1050 Ti to combat the scarce availability of new GPUs
Nvidia is planning to release stock of its GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 video cards to its partners in an effort to address the shortage of availability and sky-high prices of the new 30 series GPUs. At the moment, people have no problem finding just the new graphics cards, but any modern GPU.
Nvidia will provide new stock of the RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti to combat the shortage of new video cards
Nvidia is trying everything for be able to put a patch on the very scarce availability of new video cards (and not only). The video cards that Nvidia is planning to re-release were originally launched to be affordable. At the moment, however, they are not at all, due to the huge shortage of GPUs on the market.
In fact the GTX 1050 Ti, launched at 160 euros in October 2016, is currently above 300 euros. The story does not change for the RTX 2060, launched in 2019 for 375 euros, now seems to have disappeared and the only models available exceed 600 euros. The former, while it may seem outdated, remains the second most popular graphics card on Steam and comes with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The second, on the other hand, supports the ray-tracing and DLSS and it is more performing.
It is hoped that the release of a new stock by Nvidia, confirmed by the same company to PCWorld, will help reduce prices. Also because it seems that the new 30 series GPUs will not be available for much longer. There has been a global shortage of chips, affecting all industries, from laptops to trucks. And some chip makers say the industry even has problems making chips that aren’t cutting edge, like what you’d find in older graphics cards.