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Your Favored Nvidia’s GPUs May Be Coming To An End

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It’s possible that production of the GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 models has ended. According to WCCFTech and sources in the Asia Pacific manufacturing sector, Nvidia may stop producing its two most well-liked graphics cards.

Given that both of these cards are among the most well-known GPUs in the world, this comes as a bit of a surprise. With a 6% market share, the GeForce RTX 2060 is the second-most popular card in the globe, according to a Steam hardware survey from this past October (the GTX 1060 is number one). With about 3% of the market, the GTX 1660 is the ninth most well-liked GPU.

In June of 2019, just three years ago, the RTX 2060 was introduced. The RTX 2060 Super was added to the card a year later, and the RTX 2060 was last upgraded with a 12GB version in the summer of 2021. The three cards have all been taken out of production.

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The GTX 1660, which also debuted in 2019 and underwent revisions to a SUPER edition and the renowned 1660 Ti variant, is the same. Compared to the 2060, this card was obviously more affordable, but it still performed admirably.

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Inquiring about if and how long they would support these cards, we got in touch with Nvidia. After all, you have to maintain your drivers and warranties up to date. No one has responded as of yet.

In the meantime, Nvidia’s most recent 40-series GPUs continued to experience price problems, production delays, and occasionally meltdowns. We don’t know how many are currently in the wild because nobody owned them when Steam conducted their survey, but given their high price of more than $1,500, we don’t anticipate seeing many.

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The crypto mining crisis of 2020 to 2021 is one of the main causes for the termination of these two lines. Miners were stockpiling GPUs like they were going out of style until China unexpectedly banned the practice, shocking everyone. As miners dumped their equipment, thousands of these more economical RTX 2060 and 1660 units came back onto the market. Recent crypto market volatility hasn’t helped.

Now that it has a large amount of unsold inventory, Nvidia is facing competition from other secondhand GPU manufacturers. It’s possible that its costly, advanced 40-series GPUs aren’t progressing as quickly as Nvidia had intended. There is virtually no reason for the business to keep making these outdated equipment.

On the other hand, the RTX 3060 from last year is a wonderful GPU and, according to Steam, was the fourth most popular graphics card on the market. With a market share of 5.74%, it is behind the 2060 by a small margin. This might be the best choice for anyone seeking a strong Nvidia card without blowing their entire budget.

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