Nvidia Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Production In Half, Plans on Bolstering RTX 30 Series Production
If the rumor mill is to be believed, Nvidia will manufacture about half its intended RTX 2060 supply for June to bolster the production of RTX 30 series graphics cards. This, in short, is long overdue but better late than never. According to a Chinese forum, Nvidia has already informed its AIB partners of this change. It stands to reason to expect that this sort of set-up will be the new norm in the future.
Simply put, there’s no more need for an RTX 2060 — or any more potent RTX 20 series graphics card, for that matter. The difference in power between the Turing and Ampere architectures is simply mind-blowing. The RTX 30 series GPUs from Nvidia make Turing-based models look like mid-tier offerings! This one point cannot be overstated enough, and — in a move that is wholly against Nvidia’s M.O. — they’re cheaper than expected. Well, their intended MSRPs are cheaper, with the cards themselves being sold for two or even three times as much, depending on your region and retailer/scalper.
Now, while RTX 20 and 30 series GPUs are different in terms of who’s manufacturing their silicon (TSMC and Samsung, respectively), they still share a solid number of similar components — half of which will now be redirected towards the latest and greatest graphics cards from Nvidia. So, in short, we have a reason to celebrate!
Good Luck Navigating the Market
The whole crypto mining craze has affected all facets of the IT industry and not in any good way. There’s a shortage of next-gen consoles, PC parts, graphics cards, and everything in between. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t help out either, of course.
This sort of decision from Nvidia is a highly positive one, but don’t expect the hardware market to correct course overnight. It’ll take a bit of time before things change for the better, but at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. In any case, we’re elated that Nvidia has decided to finally take a more proactive stance which should, in turn, result in more gamers getting their hands on those oh-so-alluring (and obscenely powerful) RTX 30 series GPUs!