Based on a post from Board Channel forums ( A closed forum for people working for distributors and board partners), ITHome states that NVIDIA has allegedly adjusted its strategy on production capacity and supply.
The word is that NVIDIA has issued an internal notice to its board partners (AICs) stating it will limit its GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card supply this month. The RTX 2060 is still very popular among consumers.
With the launch of the RTX 30 series, NVIDIA attempted to increase the production of their Turing model, due to its lower production cost. This SKU has received various modifications including simplified cooling designs for its revival. NVIDIA believes that this SKU has the TU106 GPU which is smaller and cheaper to manufacture. Thus it was indeed a good time to address the shortage.
Allegedly, NVIDIA’s internal notice shared on Board Channels forums states that NVIDIA will limit the supply of RTX 2060 from this month effectively. Then NVIDIA will use its production capacity to manufacture RTX 30 series. It is worth sharing that TSMC manufactures the TU106 while Samsung is responsible for the RTX 30 series. However, the production capacity is most probably the whole supply chain which includes GPUs, components, and memory bundles (often sold in bulk with GPUs at a lower price). Each component still suffers from global shortages.
Moreover, NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate models are launching in June and the recent announcement of the Crypto mining Processor (CMP) series will help deviate miner’s attention from the GeForce RTX series.
Via Board Channels