NVIDIA has reportedly discontinued production of its GeForce RTX 20 ‘Turing’ series to make room for next generation GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ graphics cards. The report comes from Ithome, who reported that not only will most GeForce RTX 20 series high-end graphics cards be discontinued, but soon they will be delisted by major vendors when they turn to the next-generation gaming product line prepare from NVIDIA.
NVIDIA ends production of the GeForce RTX 20 ‘Turing’ series to make room for GeForce RTX 30 ‘Amp’ gaming graphics cards
According to the report, NVIDIA will discontinue production of its high-end GeForce RTX 20 series, which includes the following graphics cards:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2070
All four of the graphics cards listed are part of NVIDIA’s high-end and ultra-enthusiast segment. All cards use different Turing GPUs. We get the TU102 on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the TU104 on the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2070 SUPER and the TU106 GPU on the GeForce RTX 2070. The report also claims that not only would they stop production on these four graphics cards but will also be removed from the list by major providers such as NVIDIA in the coming months.
It is also reported that the cessation of GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card production will lead to significant bottlenecks in the coming weeks due to the increasing demand in the mining segment, which has been picking up in recent months. This could result in the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards selling out much earlier than expected.
This could be a good thing for next-generation amp cards in terms of pricing. Mining frenzy has produced huge amounts of NVIDIA Pascal GPUs over the past generation, and several OEMs and retailers have had to price the initial Turing cards to remove the older cards. If the Turing inventory isn’t there when Ampere is introduced, retailers will focus on the new cards and rate them according to the NVIDIA suggested retail price, rather than inflating them, to sell and eliminate older GPUs.
At the same time, those looking for a Turing graphics card will be disappointed that several retailers around the world are talking about a price increase for the GeForce RTX 20 series. That and with the resurgence of mining madness, the prices for all existing high-end cards will rise. The price increase is expected to take place this month. My drivers report that even the mainstream GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and the GeForce RTX 2060 will be affected. NVIDIA is reported to have notified its AIB partners internally to adjust prices based on demand.
This more or less proves that amp-based gaming graphics card prices will be much better when launched in the retail segment than the last generation. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series has also seen significant leaks in the past few weeks, confirming that we are heading for an intense graphics card season in which NVIDIA and AMD are fully committed to each other around 2020 and beyond winning games. Both sources report September 17 as a potential launch date for NVIDIA’s next-generation gaming graphics cards.