NVIDIA has confirmed the discontinuation of the RTX 2060/GTX 1660 series, as per BoardChannels sources.
This is the second time the same source has stated that the mid-range Turing series is ending. Both allegedly discontinued products are built on identical GPUs, except that the RTX 2060 series allowed raytracing and DLSS hardware acceleration, while the GTX 1660 series did not.
The NVIDIA RTX 2060 is a 2019 GPU with several recent updates. Beginning with the SUPER update half a year later and the 12GB RAM upgrade last year. There was a 3-month delay in the releases of the GTX 1660 and 1660 SUPER series, respectively. The RTX 30 series and even the Radeon RX 6600 series, regarded as being considerably more reasonably priced, are already attracting customers’ attention.
According to BoardChannels, NVIDIA has verified that the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 are no longer manufactured. This applies to all versions, including SUPER SKUs. It is essential to note that the GTX 1650 and GTX 1630 GPUs have not yet been ‘canceled.’ Since the peak of the GPU shortages, board partners continue to have surplus inventory. It is still being determined whether NVIDIA has also stopped making these cards.