According to recent rumors, production of one of the best graphics cards released to date could soon resume, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. According to a message posted on the Quasar Zone forum, a user allegedly received a freshly produced batch regarding the GPU in question after sending their old 1080 Ti for RMA.
It's been more than four years since NVIDIA launched its flagship graphics card: based on the Pascal GP102 GPU, the GTX 1080 Ti offered a huge performance boost over the previous generation Maxwell flagships and completely destroyed the competition with the only response from rival AMD being the Vega 64.
Basically, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was a great card in its day and still offers great performance to this day, but so is it coming back to market with a new production? Well, according to Korean forums, a user with RMA of his old GTX 1080 Ti graphics card would have received a new one and what is surprising is that the card would have reported a production date of 2021. The received card is more specifically a model. EVGA SC.
Obviously the guy wasn't the only one: another user pointed out that the model FTW recently received also has a production date of 2021. Since EVGA issues a 3-year warranty on its graphics cards based on this manufacturer's GPUs, it all seems pretty strange since usually most replacement cards are manufactured anyway. at the beginning, and no later than 4 years later. This leaves room for multiple hypotheses.
With eyes on the future with the H100 HOPPER project, NVIDIA recently resumed production of its older series graphics cards GTX 1050, GTX 1650 e RTX 2060 to combat the shortage of gaming graphics cards. The GTX 1080 Ti is likely to make a comeback in these desperate times as well, but we still have to wait for statements from the company, as nothing has been officially confirmed right now.
He sent serial number. I haven't used EVGA GPU. So anybody knows this claim is true? https://t.co/FT3NHvBrmM pic.twitter.com/w07o4QlN0J
- 포시 포시 (@ harukaze5719) April 5, 2021