NVIDIA can resume delivery of one of the largest graphics cards to date, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. According to a forum post posted on the Quasar Zone, a user has received a newly produced batch of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards after sending his old 1080 Ti for RMA.
NVIDIA produces silent piles of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Pascal GPUs, is the ultimate gaming graphics card bound to return to combat supply issues?
It’s been more than four years since NVIDIA launched its flagship Pascal graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Based on the Pascal GP102 GPU, the GTX 1080 Ti offered a huge performance improvement over the previous flagship from the Maxwell generation and completely destroyed the competition, with the only response from the rival AMD being the Vega 64 which only managed to compete with the GTX 1080. The card made so hard like AMD that it took the red team several years to launch an exclusive answer to NVIDIA. Only at the end of last year did AMD make a competitive comeback in the high-performance and enthusiastic gaming graphics card segment with Big Navi GPUs.
So yes, in short, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was a great card for its time and still delivers good performance, but does the card make a comeback? According to the Korean forums, a user RMA has given his old GTX 1080 Ti graphics card a new one, and what is surprising is that the card has a production date of 2021. The whole digging was done by our Twitter friend, Harukaze as you can see in his tweet below:
He sent the serial number. I have not used the EVGA GPU. So does anyone know that this statement is true? https://t.co/FT3NHvBrmM pic.twitter.com/w07o4QlN0J
– 포시 포시 (@ harukaze5719) April 5, 2021
The card is more specifically an EVGA SC model, and another user has pointed out that the FTW model he recently received also has a production date of 2021. Given that EVGA issues a 3-year warranty on its NVIDIA GPU-based graphics cards, It does not make sense to produce new batches of a card that has been replaced by newer offerings, or even if it should serve as a guarantee, most replacement units are produced early instead of four years after launch. EVGA may have used up the replacement devices to keep up with the shortcomings at some point and produce newer devices now, but that’s just speculation.
NVIDIA recently resumed production of the older graphics cards GTX 1050, GTX 1650 and RTX 2060 series to combat gaming graphics cards and GPU shortages. It is likely that the GTX 1080 Ti may also return in these desperate times, but we will have to wait to confirm this report before marking it as something that has been confirmed. We will keep you updated as we hear more information about the situation regarding the reproduction of GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.