Rumour: Nvidia Sitting on Stockpile of 1 Million Next-Gen Graphics Cards

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 4:28 PM

With the next-generation GPUs right around the corner, the graphics card rumours are flying thick and fast right now. The latest, from DigiTimes, suggests that Nvidia has been busy stockpiling a mammoth supply of one million next-gen Geforce Gaming GPUs in preparation for a huge launch.

DigiTimes claim they’ve heard about the huge haul of graphics cards from its sources nestled in the supply chain. They allege that the worldwide graphics card market currently has an inventory of around seven million graphics cards, with one million of these GPUs being Nvidia’s next-generation product.

The reduced demand for GPUs from cryptocurrency miners has seen a chilling effect on the entire market. Graphics card prices are expected to drop by an average of 20% in July alone, and this has contributed to the six million units of excess stock that is currently lying around.

For those looking to pick up a graphics card soon, DigiTimes believes a number of small and medium-sized crypto farming operations are closing their doors and will be flooding the market with their used graphics cards. Vendors will be forced to drop the retail value of new GPUs in order to compete and shift the expensive stock.

Whilst on the surface this is all sounds like great news, the result is that we may have an extra wait on our hands for GeForce Turing. Despite the huge stockpile of next-gen GPUs, Nvidia’s apparently been forced to postpone the next-gen launch until late in Q4 2018 as it looks to shift its excess Pascal chips.

Basically, it’s a chicken and egg scenario. Customers need to buy up the current stock of GeForce GPUs in order for the next generation to release. With prices expected to drop dramatically this month, that may not be as bad a deal as it sounds. Just don’t get a DDR4 GeForce GT 1030, whatever you do.

If all of this is slightly confusing you, you're not alone. Just last week, WCCFTech had an exclusive report claiming that Nvidia AIB partners would have just a few hundred GPUs each at launch, although they were in agreement that launch could slip into Q4 2018.

Source: DigiTimes

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23:26 Jul-06-2018

y'know news of next gen stuff usually make me excited but the way Nvidia's been lately anything coming from them makes me feel disinterested.

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11:56 Jul-06-2018

Well, they are going to have to figure out a way of over-charging customers. Since, cryptomining took a hit, it's sad to see that Nvidia has resorted to anti-competitive / dubiously legal tactics of hoarding.

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15:06 Jul-06-2018

They will probably change the shroud and call it a limited addition, or forbid 3rd party card makers from releasing their versions for 3 months

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01:03 Jul-06-2018

Should I buy a 1080 ti ? I'm using a 3440 x 1440 screen and a higher framerates would definitely be nice. I also like playing VR or should I wait till the 1180. I just dont feel like an 1180 is worth $1500 it sounds like a computer card for that price. What are your guys opinions ?

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01:13 Jul-06-2018

its by no change gonna be 1500. Nvidia may pull stupid ****, but they know no one will buy it at that price. i expect it to release around 700 - 800 USD, still expensive but doable. Also with your gtx 980 id honestly wait.

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01:22 Jul-06-2018

Yea, it's not a necessity yet just would like to get rid of my last bottleneck as soon as possible lol

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08:35 Jul-06-2018

I would just wait and see how the 1180 is and then consider buying it, if it isnt worth the price then just get the 1080ti.

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22:29 Jul-05-2018

So they basicaly said that partners will only have couple hundred gpus at launch is because they want people to buy 10 series so they get rid of them.

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02:34 Jul-06-2018

My guess is that they also want to sell more of their "founders edition" overpriced version cards. Cause who in their right mind would pay more for a founders edition that has significantly worse cooling system than any of the custom aftermarket versions their partners make.

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21:29 Jul-05-2018

Ok everyone lets buy a 1000 gpu so the release the 1100 then we sell our 10 for 11

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23:20 Jul-05-2018

A good strategy... However, if everyone is selling their 10s who is going to buy them?

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00:18 Jul-06-2018

that what greevidia wants you to do

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02:49 Jul-06-2018

Ngreedia

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19:32 Jul-05-2018

I was thinking about buying the 1050 ti in august I think it has more than enough power for my needs ( LOL, Dauntless, Witcher 3, Assetto Corsa and some other MMORPG games that run fine even on my HD 610), but should I just wait a little and get the next gen video cards? Maybe the GTX 1160 / 2060 and not think about upgrade for the next 4-5 years?

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20:20 Jul-05-2018

If you are wanting to not have to upgrade, Sony/Microsoft are going to release their next-generation consoles before then. If you want to play games with PS5 graphics, you need an 1180 or 1180 ti graphics card in order to be future proofed. 1160 will handle current generation graphics at ultra HD settings + mods though. This console generation is 5 years old, maximum is 8 years. You have around 3 years, if that, before new consoles release...

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20:34 Jul-05-2018

Whenever the consoles release is, the year of, the mid-range graphics cards of that year should be the minimum requirements of that generation of consoles, the 50-60 card variants. Two years before release, they will be around as powerful as the current 80 card variants.

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20:54 Jul-05-2018

Now most games, this gen, with an 1160 card, you will be able to play at much higher resolutions with decent frame rates. A heavily modded Witcher 3 and Final Fantasy 15 PC are different animals though.

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21:01 Jul-05-2018

nah, a 1060 6gb will be fine for his resolution for years.

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21:10 Jul-05-2018

I heavily doubt that the next gen consoles will have that much power to be honest. I think they ll offer either 60fps at current high/ultra settings in 1080p or 30fps at 4k. Though I really hope to see a big improvement in terms of performance in the 11xx series than just less powerconsumption

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21:44 Jul-05-2018

Those are the two issues, frame rate preference: 30, 60, 144
Resolution: what's yours vs. what you might have or want in the future

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16:41 Jul-05-2018

GTA players:" Looks like the new heist is out guys!!" :v

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01:58 Jul-06-2018

Don't give anyone any ideas now

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