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


Mar 29, 2017
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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Aug 29, 2010
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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Sep 17, 2019
2060 I can understand but 1050ti...I would rather play with igpu.

No you don't.

When you see you a Chinese crypto farm using laptops to farm Bitcoins you know that shit hits the fan for pc gaming...


GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Jan 20, 2014
Of course, you're still gonna see the PCMR jackasses go into threads and say "Build a PC!"


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014

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.


Sep 15, 2005
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.