NVIDIA Ceases Entire Production of GeForce GTX 16 Series Graphics Cards

NVIDIA Cesses the Production of Graphic Processors for GeForce GTX 16 Series

NVIDIA has halted the shipment of Turing graphic processors for the GeForce GTX 16 series to its partners. According to Board Channels, a closed Chinese forum popular among different computer component suppliers, once the existing stocks run out, these graphic cards will disappear from the market entirely.

Existing Stocks Expected to Last for 1-3 Months

Speculations began in December last year about NVIDIA planning to halt sales of this popular graphic card series, lacking ray tracing and DLSS technology support, from the entry-level price segment. The Chinese sources citing recent supplier plans reveal that NVIDIA has completely ceased the shipment of chips for the GTX 16 series graphic cards in the first quarter of 2024. The last models in this series for which NVIDIA supplied GPU were GTX 1650 and GTX 1630. For the GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 Super, and GTX 1660 models, chip deliveries had stopped earlier. Whatever is currently available for sale are the remains of NVIDIA partners’ warehouse stocks.

It should be noted that the remaining reserves of graphics chips for GTX 1650 and GTX 1630 are being distributed among NVIDIA partners. New batches of GPU for these cards are no longer produced. It is expected that the remaining stock of these cards will last for 1-3 months. If the latest information from Chinese sources is accurate, it makes the mobile GeForce RTX 2050 and desktop RTX 3050 the youngest models of NVIDIA’s gaming accelerators.

Graphic Card Production Halted

Support For GeForce GTX 16 Series Continues

NVIDIA continues to provide support for the GeForce GTX 16 series by releasing fresh graphic drivers. Considering that the company also releases drivers for much older GTX 700 series graphic cards, it is unlikely that NVIDIA will refuse to support the GTX 16 series cards anytime soon.

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