Monday, June 14th 2021

NVIDIA Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Fabrication to Focus on RTX 30-series

NVIDIA is reported to be cutting down on production of its highly popular RTX 2060 graphics card, in a bid to increase production of the RTX 30-series graphics cards that still elude most consumers looking to get one on their gaming rig. The decision may be motivated by increased margins on RTX 30-series products, as well as by the continuing component shortage in the industry, with even GDDR6 becoming a limiting factor to production capability.

While one might consider this a strange move at face value (Turing is manufactured on TSMC's 12 nm node, whilst Ampere is manufactured on Samsung's 8 nm), the fact of the matter is that there are a multitude of components required for GPUs besides the graphics processing silicon proper; and NVIDIA essentially sells ready-to-produce kits to AICs (Add-in-Card Partners) which already include all the required components, circuitry, and GPU slice to put together. And since supply on most components and even simple logic is currently strained, every component in an RTX 2060-allocated kit could be eating into final production capacity for the RTX 30-series graphics cards - hence the decision to curb the attempt to satiate pent-up demand with a last-generation graphics card and instead focusing on current-gen hardware.
Source: Videocardz
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54 Comments on NVIDIA Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Fabrication to Focus on RTX 30-series

#2
Dammeron
The worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
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#3
Anoniem
DammeronThe worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
Exactly this. It's pretty easy to find the card you want here in The Netherlands, but buying them, ouch. A reputable store here (Megekko) has enough but a half decent 3080 will set you back 1700 to 2500 European rubles.

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#4
Legacy-ZA
Same here in South-Africa, at those "MSRP" prices, they can keep them, some are even 4x the original MSRP.

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#5
Fluffmeister
EVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
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#6
neatfeatguy
DammeronThe worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
What I like was Newegg.com had a slew of new 3080Ti and 3070Ti of different vendors and models selling (on their shuffle) for MSRP.

I checked out pricing at my local Micro Center and the same cards going on newegg were priced $300+ higher at the local retailer.

So, either Newegg has the only cards that can price out at MSRP (or very close to) or brick & mortar shops are getting bent over backwards for overpriced cards.....OR the brick & mortar stores are sticking it to the consumers. It can't be possible that one company can pushout the Ti models at MSRP and another can't. Something is really, really screwy.
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#7
Chomiq
DammeronThe worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
Nope, they're pulling the same tricks they used 9 months ago:
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Add to basket enabled, "Buy now, you'll get it day after tomorrow"
But in detailed description:

Same old trick, "Availability is limited by the supply from the manufacturer. Orders will be fulfilled chronologically".

I don't feel sorry for anyone that pays in advance for this crap.

And to people not from Poland, yes that's $2500 for 3080.
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#8
AusWolf
Considering that there is no alternative to the 2060 on an RTX 30 level (no, the 3060 isn't one, as it is more expensive), it's kind of a sad, but obvious attempt at increasing profit margins per units sold. The lower mid-range is going to be even more deserted than it is now, but nvidia doesn't care because everything sells nowadays.
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#9
Legacy-ZA
FluffmeisterEVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
Unfortunately, that isn't an option for everyone. Even with a package forwarder & PayPal. Tried and failed.
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#10
Vya Domus
I mean the 2060 was never that attractive to miners.
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#11
Chomiq
FluffmeisterEVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
In US - sure. In EU - not so much. Especially when the prices listed on their store are within MSRP (with VAT) in EU... but they don't include VAT:
So €750 becomes... €922 with 23% VAT.

They also ship from Taiwan so you don't even know if you won't be charged customs fee on top of that (add another 7%). Some of the SKUs listed have no "auto notify". Say a 3080 has 5 different SKUs, only 3 have auto notify option. For 3090 - only 1 has auto notify (it just happens that this option is only available for the most expensive SKU). 3060 Ti - 2 out of 3 and so on.

Let's take 3060 Ti as example - €460 for FTW3:

Add 23% VAT = €567

MSRP for FE variant in Poland according to Nvidia is €422, and that's with 23% VAT included in the price.
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#12
londiste
FluffmeisterEVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
Not in Europe, apparently.
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#13
Chaitanya
DammeronThe worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
Same story in India, you can only get GPUs(and new Ryzen 5000 series cpus) at near Mrp if you are purchase entire PC. Since Maximum retail prices are legally binding there are disgruntled customers who are planning to drag retailers to court who have charged(and even billed) beyond Maximum retail prices.
FluffmeisterEVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
That is only for US, they dont accept internation credit cards. I have seen many users posting about their experience of this "queue" system.
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#14
AleXXX666
finally, lol. why not 2070? why not 2060 super? there weren't any 1660 or 1660 super in time recently 2060 did flashback. wtf, nvidia, like seriously... 1660s is better priced, but 2060s/2070 are way more better performers than plain 2060.
730 flashback is a special "show off", lol. it's suitable for world of tanks game only, or solitaire. it's just pci-e slot-cover for people without iGPU lol. i'm ok with perpetuum stock of gt710, but, please, stop making&selling this old scam...
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#15
Venger
FluffmeisterEVGA's queue notification service means you can get hold of their cards at far more reasonable prices with a little patience.
I've been in EVGA's que since October, does that qualify as " a little patience " ?
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#16
Legacy-ZA
ChaitanyaSame story in India, you can only get GPUs(and new Ryzen 5000 series cpus) at near Mrp if you are purchase entire PC.
In South-Africa they don't even bother to do that, you can just have your pre-build at near 4x Price too. So much love. <3
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#17
The Quim Reaper
Don't waste time on EVGA, they don't give a shit about anyone except US customers.
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#18
Fluffmeister
VengerI've been in EVGA's que since October, does that qualify as " a little patience " ?
Yes.
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#19
MrAgapiGC
DammeronThe worst part is that there are RTX 3xxx cards in stores (at least here in EU), but with prices so ridiculous that nobody even thinks about buying them. Polish prices are around 3xMSRP.
same here in Panama and my places also.
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#20
neatfeatguy
VengerI've been in EVGA's que since October, does that qualify as " a little patience " ?
I know someone in the same boat. He put his hat in the queue for 3070 (3751) in October and for a 3080 (I don't recall what model, back in September) and he hasn't gotten either one.

Personally, I don't think the RTX 3060 is a great card, but I was just hoping to get something better over my 980Ti that keep developing more and more frequent high fan spin ups. I got on the queue as soon as the system let me in for the 3655 model. My time stamp for that card is 9:33:49am on 2/25/21. The time has moved 8 minutes and 40 seconds. While on paper I'm only about 25 minutes away, I'll will actually be 25 months at the rate this model goes out. The lowest costing models don't move very often.....they rarely ship those models. Had I went with the 3657 model of the 3060 I would have had one by now......

I've pretty much just gave up trying to get anything new. If my 980Ti dies that'll probably be the end of my gaming with how shitty trying to get a newer, decently priced GPU is these days.
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#21
Legacy-ZA
VengerI've been in EVGA's que since October, does that qualify as " a little patience " ?
Mmmm, I got in very early for the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti, since they don't allow me to purchase from my location, I wonder if I can't just bequeath mine to you? Does anyone know if that will even work?
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#22
Dammeron
ChaitanyaSame story in India, you can only get GPUs(and new Ryzen 5000 series cpus) at near Mrp if you are purchase entire PC. Since Maximum retail prices are legally binding there are disgruntled customers who are planning to drag retailers to court who have charged(and even billed) beyond Maximum retail prices.
Legacy-ZAIn South-Africa they don't even bother to do that, you can just have your pre-build at near 4x Price too. So much love. :love:
Currently in Poland we have plenty of Ryzen 5900x in stock and the prices went back to normal (around 650-700$), however the GPU market is completely ruined. I tried to buy a used RX580, or GTX 2060 just so I could build a working PC, but even used cards are 2x as much as the new ones were a year ago!
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#23
Legacy-ZA
Legacy-ZAMmmm, I got in very early for the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti, since they don't allow me to purchase from my location, I wonder if I can't just bequeath mine to you? Does anyone know if that will even work?
Ah well, did some quick digging, seems like that won't work either:




*Sigh* can't even help someone out that way, let's just hope when my queue is up, it goes up to an actual gamer and not a scumbag scalper or miner.
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#24
Chaitanya
DammeronCurrently in Poland we have plenty of Ryzen 5900x in stock and the prices went back to normal (around 650-700$), however the GPU market is completely ruined. I tried to buy a used RX580, or GTX 2060 just so I could build a working PC, but even used cards are 2x as much as the new ones were a year ago!
Over here Ryzen 9 5000 are hard to find and when they do appear they are being price gouged. Today I saw a PC advert with 5600x, 32GB RAM, 500GB NVME SSD and RTX 3070 (MSI) for INR 200000(~US$2800) while in many cases I have seen atleast GPUs in prebuilts at near MRP(generally about 10% higher but better than usual 1.5-1.7x price gouging). Used 2060 are being sold in India for INR 40000(~US$555) which is much higher than brand new prices for that GPU a year back. During last 2 GPU shortages that were caused due to mining, India was shielded from price gouging and shortage but this time around this scourge has reached India as well.
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#25
Tomgang
Even with this, it will still take months for the market to recover. This will definitely not be any help to the gpu market in the short run. If any relief, it will take months to get to a point where it will have any real impact.
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