The graphics giant has had some of the best entry-level GPUs for years now but apart from the recent RTX 3050, they haven’t been innovating that much for entry-level or tight-budget gamers. While the RTX 3050 at a reduced price seems a good choice but if offered at the price of say RTX 2060 Super or a GTX 1650, they will absolutely sell like hotcakes.
Now that AMD has been decreasing their existing GPU prices to insane levels, NVIDIA has also followed AMD to some extent. As I recently spoke or learned with the retailers of NVIDIA GPUs, the price difference between a GTX 1650, GTX 1660, or 1660 Super and the RTX 2060 has narrowed significantly with huge stocks for gamers.
Also, with some more bucks, one can even get the newer and mature RTX 3050 which in 2022 or the upcoming 2023 will be a better buy on a budget. Considering the fact that the RTX 30-series GPU prices have decreased and they are cheaper to make with time, NVIDIA seems to push the market to adapt to the RTX 30-series for lower-tier gamers.
Yes, finally the fan-favorite RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 series are to be discontinued
As per the latest rumors from ITHome, NVIDIA has decided to completely stop production of the four existing products: RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Super, and GTX 1660. While most of these cards are either on sale or have been completely shut in terms of new production by existing OEMs, however, GTX 1650 and 1630 are still prevalent.
These are some of the very popular cards by NVIDIA which have got the 1080p gamers going for years now but upgrading to the newer RTX 30-series with time offers better performance and value in a high-performance like this. It will be interesting to see how NVIDIA stacks its entry-level to budget series and whether any new GPU is on the horizon in the same price range.