There is an extreme shortage of graphics cards right now. This brings Nvidia to life in old models that will help cover the need in the market. Say hello to the GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060.
The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti was released in February 2016, while the RTX 2060 is significantly newer with the launch in 2019. Both cards are mid-range models, and significantly slower than all RTX 3000 cards on the market today.
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Even though the performance is lower and the technology older, both models fulfill a function in the market today. They are closing the holes in a product segment that is failing, thankfully with slightly cheaper prices.
For GTX 1050 Ti you have to pay around 1,600 to 1,800 kronor and the supply is really good today. For RTX 2060, it looks a little thinner on the market and the price is upwards of SEK 4,000.
Here are the most popular models from each series according to PriceSpy:
Most popular on PriceSpy right now: GTX 1050 Ti
- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X according to PriceSpy.
- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Dual Fans LP
- Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Cerberus OC
Most popular on PriceSpy right now: RTX 2060
- Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Dual EVO OC
- Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Dual EVO
- Gainward GeForce RTX 2060 Ghost
What has happened?
Due to a large shortage of components for graphics cards, manufacturers cannot saturate the market. Anyone who wants a new generation of graphics cards has to wait for months for retailers to get them in stock.
The reason for the lack is due to several things. Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series is extremely desirable with its high performance, which means that many gamers have pre-booked (or only booked) an RTX 3070, 3080 or 3090. This means that all cards that come in quickly disappear and makes new buyers completely without .
And it’s extra fast because those who break cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, are also looking for powerful graphics cards. So much so that when there are no external graphics cards, they buy laptops of the latest model with the RTX 3000 series.
It does not get any better that Microsoft and Sony use the latest generation components in Xbox Series X and Playstation 5. Two game consoles with very limited availability, which also has to do with the graphics circuits.
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