Nvidia Experiencing Tight GPU Supply; GTX 1050 Release Late September
The Nvidia 10 series GPUs have been incredibly successful and incredibly overpriced because of the undying demand of the GPUs. The demand for the 10 series GPUs has created a “tight supply,” according to a report from DigiTimes.
Graphics card players including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Colorful have all been aggressively striving for more GPU supply from Nvidia and their profits from the graphics cards and shipments are both expected to reach new highs in the third quarter.
Now, it seems that Nvidia GTX 1050 release could be later this month. Nvidia is looking to expand the market with the GTX 1050 release, this will be another mid-range GPU for gamers that want to enjoy 1080p gaming as well as MOBA’s and multiplayer games online.
On the other hand, AMD is trying to keep their market share with their RX 400 series GPUs which include the RX 480, 470 and the 460. It is safe to say that the competition at mid-range and low-end is pretty aggressive and with the Nvidia GTX 1050 release, this could become even fierce.
We have talked about how the demand of these GPUs have affected prices and you can check the price differences in our MSRP article that we covered just recently. The Nvidia GTX 1050 release could be bad news for AMD.
As of right now, there are three Pascal chips; the GP102 for the Titan X, GP104 for the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080, and GP106 for the GTX 1060. Word has it that there will be a fourth one coming out, the GP107 and it will power the GP107. The Pascal based GTX 1050 will hence offer some significant performance benefits over the previous generation GTX 950.
Take this information with a grain of salt as these are speculations and rumors. We will be updating you about what we know about the GPU so stay tuned for further updates regarding the Nvidia GTX 1050 release.