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News Hardware Nvidia taps the GTX 1050 Ti and the RTX 2060 to battle graphics card shortages

raduque

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The Dell was in stock for quite a while, at least half an hour. Possibly hours, I don't know. I wasnt shopping for one but my suspicion is that most of the posters here aren't either. They'd rather just go with the heard mentality and complain online about GPU shortages instead of actually try to secure one (or a prebuilt with one which really isn't that hard).
Don't the Alienware desktops use proprietary motherboards and power supplies pretty much locking that board and psu to the case?

I have seen a few pre-built for reasonable-ish prices (1660 super, i5-10600k, $950), but we shouldn't HAVE to buy a pre-built and strip it to get a damned gpu. Miners need to be locked out of the market somehow, one farm could supply 20-30 gamers.
 
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FStubbs

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30-series for miners
20-series for gamers
Bad times to be a pc-gamer
Makes me wonder at what point they give up on investing heavily in features like Ray Tracing and build these cards more toward mining. Seems that's their main market now. I can't imagine the miners care about ray tracing.

Also I'm sure the miners are fine with the 20-series cards too.
 
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Gp1

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2060 I can understand but 1050ti...I would rather play with igpu.

No you don't.

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JohnnyFootball

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Of course, you're still gonna see the PCMR jackasses go into threads and say "Build a PC!"
 

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In February 2021, Nvidia committed to reissuing some of its older GPUs — namely the RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti — to give gamers a couple of low-cost options that scalpers or crypto miners (hopefully) won’t see much use for during the chip shortage. The company is following through on at least part of that promise by releasing a new variant of the RTX 2060 that has 12GB of video RAM, doubling the memory of the standard configuration originally released in 2019.

Nvidia says that various models should become available starting Tuesday, December 7th. The specs for revised GPU are available right here. Note the slightly higher base clock speed and the slightly increased CUDA cores (2,176 versus 1,920 in the standard RTX 2060). Its specs looks similar to the RTX 2060 Super in some ways.

Nvidia didn’t share a starting cost for the 12GB RTX 2060, though it told The Verge that “it is a premium version of the RTX 2060 6GB and we expect the price to reflect that.” The RTX 2060 6GB launched in 2019 for $349. It also shared that OEMs will be making their own custom versions of the 12GB RTX 2060. We’ll update this post once we hear back about pricing info for various models.
 

dvdvideo

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Sold my 2060 6gb for the same price as I paid for a 3060 12gb. Nominal upgrade, but since it cost me nothing I'm happy.
 

JohnnyFootball

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I see that nvidia has released as 12GB 2060 with a 192-bit bus. A pretty worthless release if you ask me. It would have been interesting if it had the 256-bit bus of the 2060 Super.

My question is how were they able to pull this off? With all the backups at TSMC and other chip makers, it doesn't seem practical that they could turn on and produce these. Did nvidia just have these chips lying around and were able to just add an extra 6GB of memory?

Someone help me here.
 

CitizenZ

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As i said in another post if they implement FSR into games for the next foreseeable future, wont need a card for 2 yrs min. Just a ref. Chernobylite boosted 1440P ultrawide from avg. 50 fps to 70 fps and using it on the ultra setting, never saw a diff. I was really impressed, now i understand the hoop la over DLSS
 

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Consensus seems to be that the 12GB in the new 2060 will go mostly unused for gaming. Is there ANY application for the extra VRAM? I've heard people mention productivity and rendering, like for Blender maybe. But what does that actually mean in terms of real world performance?

Do scenes in Blender take less time to render with 12GB vs 6GB or something like that?
 

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I've paid 420 bucks for my RTX 2060 OC few months ago (still too expensive), it was the only graphics card who didn't cost a fortune. Now the 2060 cost a lot more.
 
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Andodalf

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The 1050? Is this supposed to be a joke?

Theres manufacturing capacity for that node that is going unused. GPUs that should cost <200 dollars are going for 400+

it’s a no brainer to use this untapped node to make more cards
 

Black_Stride

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Consensus seems to be that the 12GB in the new 2060 will go mostly unused for gaming. Is there ANY application for the extra VRAM? I've heard people mention productivity and rendering, like for Blender maybe. But what does that actually mean in terms of real world performance?

Do scenes in Blender take less time to render with 12GB vs 6GB or something like that?

Unless your renderer has out of core rendering once it fills up your VRAM your software crashes.
If you do have an out of core renderer then it thrashes and your render times are increased quite substantially depending on how much over your VRAM the scene you are rendering is.

Realistically Nvidia only put 12GB because releasing a 6GB Graphics card is dumb.
Alot of games today even at 1080p can eat through 6GB.

It gives you a bit more breathing room to play games even at lower settings.
Yes the chip will give out first, but atleast games that use 6+GB of VRAM will go above 30fps.


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Nvidia are fucking idiots.....they basically just released the best mining GPUs money can buy. (MSRP is already fucked because of that fact)
Two RTX 2060 will easily hit over 60MH/s and cost less than most if not all GPUs that hits 60MH/s by themselves.
Ohh but theres more.....those 2 RTX 2060s will also eat less voltage than that one 60MH/s GPU.
So they would also be more efficient.

How could they forget to put the LHR locks on these chips?
 
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nkarafo

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Theres manufacturing capacity for that node that is going unused. GPUs that should cost <200 dollars are going for 400+

it’s a no brainer to use this untapped node to make more cards
Ooh boy, looks like PC gaming is going to die soon.