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2021/04/07 06:58:10 (permalink)
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback | TechRadar
 
Nvidia could be planning to resurrect the GTX 1080 Ti in a bid to help battle the ongoing GPU shortage.
 
That’s according to tipster Harukaze5719, who spotted a post on Korean hardware forum Quasarzone which suggests that the four-year-old Pascal graphics card could be about to make an unexpected comeback. On the forum, a user explains how they recently received a brand-new EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti-based graphics card after returning their old one for RMA. However, EVGA cards come with a standard warranty of three years, so it wouldn’t make sense to manufacture new GTX 1080 Ti-based cards in 2021 – unless Nvidia has silently brought back these chips into production.
 
While it might seem a strange move for Nvidia to resurrect a discontinued GPU, the company recently resumed production of its older GTX 1050, GTX 1650 and RTX 2060 graphics cards as an alternative GPU for those frustrated by the lack of stock of its RTX 3000-series cards. Between supply issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic, TSMC being under increased pressure from other clients, and cryptominers buying up what little GPU stock there is, it’s become almost impossible to get hold of Nvidia’s new Ampere RTX 3000 series graphics cards.
 
Turning to a four-year-old is hardly an ideal solution, but it could see Nvidia providing yet another option for gamers after a wallet-friendly GPU upgrade - after all, the GTX 1080 Ti  continues to offer decent gaming performance at lower resolutions. 
 
If it does make a comeback, it remains to be seen how much the Nvidia GeForce RTX 1080 Ti will retail for. At launch the GPU sold for $699 - the same as the RTX 3080 - so it's likely it'll be given a price cut if it does return to shelves. 
Nvidia has yet to comment, so we’ll just have to wait and see if the rumor turns out to be true. 
 
This is rumor, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were true as there seems to be no solution for the GPU shortage. 

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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 07:00:18 (permalink)
    It was a great card for it's time...

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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 07:10:53 (permalink)
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    It was a great card for it's time...

    It will change to: "it still is a great card" 😁

    I guarantee you the same tech the 1080ti has and add the RT cores you will see how beast the card will turn out.

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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 07:36:00 (permalink)
    What? Huh?  Glad I got a number of those cards at a huge discount back when the 2080 was introduced.  Seems that the investment made was a good one.  Let’s see if they can get another four years out of this card. LOL.

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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 08:03:20 (permalink)
    I suspect some cards are made for warranty requirements but I doubt vast numbers of cards are coming to market

      


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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 09:05:17 (permalink)
    If Nvidia meant to actually sell them as a new product they would label them as GTX1680ti or something and turn up the marketing PR touting it's virtues. 
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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 09:23:38 (permalink)
    It's built on 16nm process, so they may be getting (or had) a stock of chips.
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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 09:56:02 (permalink)
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    If Nvidia meant to actually sell them as a new product they would label them as GTX1680ti or something and turn up the marketing PR touting it's virtues. 

    😹😹 watch the premium prices of these suckers.

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    It's built on 16nm process, so they may be getting (or had) a stock of chips.

    I have a feeling they still have leftovers chips in stock and want to get rid of them for good.🤔

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    Re: Rumor: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti could be the next GPU to make an unexpected comeback 2021/04/07 17:40:31 (permalink)
    SOOO glad i bought a GTX 1080 Ti in 2019...  this thing is a beast...  @1440p and under of course!
     
    i wont sell it!
    the 2000 gen was a flop and the 3000 gen is invisible ( nowhere to be seen)  
    the 4000 gen is a mirage...  and with the global crysis going on plus and the lack of materials starting to show  everywhere...  i doubt we shall see a 4000 gen so soon
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