Game graphics cards, and GPUs in general, are in short supply worldwide, but NVIDIA plans to combat it by increasing the offering of one of its most popular graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1650. Reports in China through Channel Gate suggest NVIDIA may the offer of their older Turing-based regular cards to deal with shortages in the gaming segment.
NVIDIA Allegedly Addresses GPU Deficiency by Increasing GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics Card Supply
This is a difficult time for gamers, especially those who sold out their graphics cards to get new ones. The graphics card market for games has been plagued with both problems caused by cryptocurrency and also the insufficient access to GPUs in general from both AMD and NVIDIA. In several reports, it has been stated that the shortage will persist until the end of 2021, which leaves many without an advanced and correct game graphics card for the whole of 2021.
A few months ago, NVIDIA decided to increase the availability of its Turing-based GeForce RTX 2060 and the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1050 series graphics cards for DIY and OEM segments to streamline things in the regular segment. Now the company plans to introduce a new of its popular graphics cards, the Turing-based GeForce GTX 1650, in the retail segment. Technically, the card will not be reintroduced since production has not ended, but instead NVIDIA plans to increase the supply of the card to meet the demand from more regular players.
The source reports that the supply of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is expected to increase in April, and more Turing TU117 GPUs will enter the market by May 2021. The graphics card is not an expensive one as it has 896 CUDA cores, up to 1590 MHz clocks, and has 4 GB GDDR6 memory that works at 12 Gbps over a 128-bit bus interface. The card has a TDP of only 75 W and which gives regular players a very solid reason to buy the card.
Currently, the lowest price you can find is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 for $ 399 USD, and it is a 2.5 times higher price than the MSRP of $ 149 US that the card was introduced at. Increasing the offer may or may not affect prices, but in the last couple of months, the GTX 1650 has received increased attention from regular gamers. The card received the second highest graphics card share in the Steam hardware survey and is the third most popular graphics card. RTX 2060 and GTX 1050/1060 are also in the top five categories, which makes sense for NVIDIA to increase the offer.