It’s safe to say that NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super has been around for a little over a year. Now, it is rumoured that the GPU is planning on discontinuing production on the Turing-powered SKU. The reason? To supposedly make room for the brand’s upcoming Ampere-powered cards.
According to a report by MyDrivers, NVIDIA has “completely discontinued” the card in question, although to be fair, there has been no official confirmation from the company about such rumour, and it’s unlikely that it will even comment on it. Given its strict “no comment” policy on unreleased and unfinished products.
That said, the RTX 2070 Super isn’t the first Turing-powered GPU to be mentioned in such a way; earlier rumours also suggested that NVIDIA was planning on discontinuing three other high-end GeForce RTX cards – The RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 Super, and RTX 2070.
Whether or not that particular rumour holds any water, authorised resellers and PC retailers have already been reacting to said rumours by jacking up the prices of all its corresponding models. On another and somewhat related note, another rumour has pegged down 17 September as the official launch date for NVIDIA’s new Ampere GPU, and the first two cards it will reportedly be launching are the RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti. Followed by the lesser variants that are the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 in the following months.
It goes without saying that this is all just speculation and hearsay at this stage. So, take this news with a very liberal sprinkling of salt.
(Source: MyDrivers via Hot Hardware)