Supply Chain Rumors Say RTX 2060 Has Been Discontinued, Again

Supply Chain Rumors Say RTX 2060 Has Been Discontinued, Again

According to rumors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 production may soon end. The GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super both will quickly be canceled, according to a post on a Chinese tech forum that cited supply chain sources. According to the source, board partners no longer receive GPUs for these graphics card models, so supplies at retail will soon start to run out. Be cautious when reading the news until we have official confirmation. The current supply stature of all the GPU brands is like this: NV has stopped delivering the RTX2060/2060S series chips. 

The graphics card brands have not had much supply this month and will end after processing them. Moreover, you will not see them supplying them soon anymore. The Nvidia Turing-based GeForce RTX 2060, which launched early in 2019 as the ray-tracing able successor to the hugely popular Pascal architecture GTX 1060, has had a good run. It would have been logical to discontinue the RTX 2060 line with the release of the GeForce RTX 3060 with Ampere architecture in January 2021.

Nvidia did, however, issue a break to the GeForce RTX 2060 / RTX 2060 Super due to the extraordinary demand for gaming GPUs. While we are doing a brief history of the RTX 2060, we should note that a 12GB version began to be released around the end of 2021, giving the series a new lease on life. Some others believed that this GPU, advertised as offering more options for gamers, was just a slightly cynical tool for Nvidia and its partners to increase their profits in the then-hot sector for crypto-mining. 

The GeForce RTX 3060 now appears to have a more potent rival for the top place. Our most recent data show that 1080p gamers with $250 to spend may be better served by something like the AMD Radeon RX 6600 once supplies of the RTX 2060 are depleted. You can also check our regularly updated best graphics card lists on the gaming page, which includes our famous GPU benchmarks and hierarchy if you’re looking for the best graphics cards available in all price ranges.

Keep in mind that while leaving the RTX 2060 12GB unconstrained, Nvidia began using LHR technology in its Ampere (RTX 30) cards. There are a few apparent effects to watch out for if the RTX 2060 / Super is indeed on its way out. First, the retirement of the outdated Turing card is good news for the RTX 3050, which fell short of unseating the RTX 2060. Second, a rival could now challenge the RTX 2060 because it was no longer the greatest-value GPU as of September this year. Third, the RTX 2060’s run at the top of the Steam Hardware Survey may end.

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