A new report from China reconfirms what we heard last month.
The last batch of NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER
In early July it was reported that NVIDIA is planning to retire its high-end RTX 20 Series stack, as the next-generation graphics cards is approaching. Since then, NVIDIA AICs have indeed begun the process of delisting their current high-end lineup and stores have started to offer interesting promotions on remaining stock.
The discontinuation list of NVIDIA RTX 20 graphics cards included:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- GeForce RTX 2070
All of these cards are high-end models. What this means is that NVIDIA could be planning to replace the whole enthusiast segment at once, which would not be surprising considering NVIDIA rolled out RTX 20 series with 2080Ti, 2080 and 2070 at the same time. The report, however, puts GeForce 2070 successor to launch a month later.
RTX 2070 SUPER is no more
The Chinese site MyDrivers has a good track record when it comes to graphics card production information, after all, most of the cards are made in China. They are usually spot on when it comes to early indicators when the models are discontinued. Today they reported that the RTX 2070 SUPER, which was also mentioned in the previous report, is now ‘completely’ discontinued. Reportedly the last batch of the chips (GPUs) has been dispatched and no furthers orders will be accepted. What this means is that the RTX 2070 SUPER life has ended and the remaining chips will be the last to be sold.
RTX 2060 / GTX 1660 price increase
The two series which have not yet been discontinued: GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce GTX 1660 are seeing increased popularity due to the rising popularity of cryptocurrency mining in China. As a result (depending on a model) the price has increased by 5 to 20 USD in retail channels. Meanwhile, factory prices are to increase by 30-40 Yuans (4 – 6 USD).
It is worth adding that neither RTX 2060 nor GTX 1660 series are expected to be replaced by next-generation Ampere series at any time soon. The mid-range offer is likely to be refreshed at a later date. We have mentioned possible launch months for these cards in this post.