According to fresh sources, it is being reported that Nvidia is planning to resume the supply of one of its greatest gaming graphics cards to date, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Sources indicate that a user has received a freshly produced batch of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards after sending his old 1080 Ti for RMA.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is probably one of the best cards ever produced by team green, and the flagship Pascal graphics card was launched nearly four years ago. The graphics card is based on the Pascal GP102 GPU, and it offers a huge performance uplift over the previous Maxwell generation flagships.
When the card was launched it utterly crushed its competition and it took AMD several years to launch a high-end answer to NVIDIA. It was only at the end of last year did AMD made a competitive comeback in the high-performance and enthusiast gaming graphics card segment with its Big Navi GPUs.
So coming to the latest news, according to the Korean Forums, a user RMA’d his old GTX 1080 Ti graphics card and received a new one and what’s surprising is that the card has a production date of 2021. If the card is indeed a newly produced one, then it doesn’t make sense to produce new batches of a card that has been replaced by newer offerings, or even if it was to serve warranty, most replacement units are produced early on rather than four years after launch.
But, we have already heard that NVIDIA resumed production of its older GTX 1050, GTX 1650, and RTX 2060 series graphics cards to fight gaming graphics card and GPU shortages. And since the current chip technology is at a loss owing to the global semiconductor crisis, it might be a desperate attempt by Nvidia to make its cards a dominant product in the market.