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The end of an era for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX series – Nvidia

The end of an era for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX series – Nvidia

newly, Released Rumors say that NVIDIA has made the decision to end the release of GeForce GTX 16-series graphics cards.

According to information from the Board Channels website reproduced by VideoCardz, the last remaining graphics cards with “Turing” architecture that will be released under the GeForce GTX 16-series brand are already in the hands of NVIDIA partners (AIBs and Add-in-Board partners). . .

Once these elements are exhausted, those gamers looking for a “budget graphics card” will likely turn to other solutions, perhaps from AMD or Intel, as they have the cheapest graphics cards. Once the last GeForce GTX 16-series cards are sold, if the rumor is true, we will see the end of the “GTX era” after a 19-year commercial run.

According to Board Channels, citing an NVIDIA graphics card timeline presentation, GeForce GTX 16 series graphics cards are scheduled to “completely discontinue release in the first quarter of 2024.” NVIDIA partners will continue to assemble and sell GeForce GTX 16-series graphics cards until supplies last, which may take some time. However, according to the source, the latest GTX graphics cards will disappear from shelves “within the next three months.”

Currently, the only remaining GeForce GTX 16 series products are the “poor” GeForce GTX 1630 and the slightly better offering GeForce GTX 1650. The GeForce GTX 1660 family models have long been retired along with any “Super” variants. However, NVIDIA still supports these applications with updated drivers and will likely continue to do so for some time to come.

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When the last GeForce GTX 1630 and GTX 1650 cards disappear from the market, the most affordable option for users from NVIDIA's offerings will be the recently introduced GeForce RTX 3050 6GB. It's possible that the timing of the arrival of the lower-spec GeForce RTX 3050 and the leak from NVIDIA's roadmap are related in some way.

The “GTX” brand first appeared on the market with the GeForce 7800 GTX almost twenty years ago (in 2005). At the time, it was nothing more than a suffix, but three years later, in 2008, it moved in front of the “model number” starting with the GeForce GTX 280. Later, it became a “brand” for NVIDIA graphics cards until the arrival of the GeForce RTX 20 series ten years later. years, but it resurfaced in 2019 with the budget-oriented GeForce GTX 16 series that lacks the core features of the RTX family like Tensor and Ray Tracing.