Nvidia uses old cards to fight shortages
Nvidia uses old cards to fight shortages

Nvidia plans to supply partners with an older GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce RTX 2060 GPU to address the storage shortage and high price of the new GeForce RTX 30 series cards.

At the moment, it is difficult not only for people to get a new card, but also for any modern graphics card.

While Nvidia's GPU plans to release it at a reasonable price when it first released, it's different now.

The Geforce GTX 1050 Ti cost about $ 140 when it launched in October 2016. However, when searching for it on Newegg and Amazon, external sellers asked for $ 250, $ 340, or even $ 798.

The moderate GPU Geforce GTX 1050 Ti remains the second most popular graphics card on Steam. The post brings once again important strategic benefits such as: b- 4GB GDDR5 memory.

GeForce RTX 2060 was priced at about $ 349 when it was released in January 2019. However, when Newegg and Amazon searched, external sellers asked for $ 799, $ 899, or even $ 1644.

The GeForce RTX 2060 supports ray tracing and Nvidia's DLSS ambitions. However, using TSMC 12nm manufacturing process for design could avoid the nodes currently required.

For several months, there have been rumors that modern GPUs aren't using enough GDDR6 memory, which means that the introduction of the Geforce GTX 1050 Ti with GDDR5 memory would allow Nvidia to create affordable hardware without sacrificing GDDR6 memory.

Part of the current GPU crisis can be traced back to the Ethereum mine bubble. Unlike Bitcoin, this digital currency is mined via a graphics card. Unlike Bitcoin, a GPU with more than 4 GB of internal storage is required.

This means the Geforce GTX 1050 Ti cannot be used for Ethereum mining, so those buyers will not be attracted.

The Geforce GTX 1050 Ti is a 75-watt card that can be added via a PCIe slot to any computer without the need for other power connections.

A global shortage of chips has afflicted everything from laptops to trucks, and some chip makers have said the industry is struggling while producing less modern chips.

The situation got to the point where President Biden promised to do something about it, but it is unclear to what extent he will play a role.

If Biden wants to help lower GPU prices, the first thing he can do is take a look at former President Trump's 25% tariffs for graphics cards.

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