It’s pretty usual in the tech business to postpone the release of a product, and most of the time, there’s a good reason for it. The same can’t be true for everyone since Intel’s Arc desktop graphics cards aren’t due until Q4, which is a long way off from initially planned.
AMD and Nvidia are no strangers to moving release dates back, and it seems that team green has delayed a future GPU release date in this case.
According to a new claim from Videocardz, Nvidia has postponed the debut of the GTX 1630, a card that is based on the Turing architecture from the previous generation, citing its sources.
The story suggests that the GPU’s new release date is “to be decided,” leaving many people in the dark. It was scheduled to debut relatively soon, and the delay seems to be related to “securing the essential components” rather than the GPU itself.
Last month, rumors started to surface that Nvidia was planning to produce a new GTX graphics card, ostensibly to replace the 1050 Ti, which was released in 2016.
1630 will undoubtedly represent the far lower end of the market, appropriate for individuals looking for a cheap card, with a TDP of only 75W and 4 GB of GDDR6 on a 12 Gbps bus.
Despite the delay, board partners received a Go To Market Kit on May 31, and the first graphics cards were already produced.
Furthermore, it was recently disclosed that Nvidia may have postponed the RTX 40-series. Initially, the RTX 4090 was expected to arrive in August, with other versions arriving in the months after.
However, Team Green has probably postponed the launch by a month, making a September release date more likely.
Given that AMD’s RDNA 3 is expected to be released by October at the earliest, these tech behemoths will be vying for industry domination again.
While Intel seems to be on its own, AMD and Nvidia are progressing in bringing the next generation of graphics cards onto store shelves. All of this sounds excellent, as long as the market improves following the shortages.