Nvidia can’t make its new GeForce GTX cards fast enough, as the new graphics processing units are flying off the shelves. There’s strong demand for the more expensive models, but Nvidia is also getting ready to ship the entry-level GTX 1050 which was rumored previously.
The GTX 1080 and 1070 are very impressive devices, with Nvidia’s new Pascal architecture allowing its cards to post great performance and more efficient power usage. Meanwhile the lower-end GTX 1060 card allows customers on a budget to experience great graphics and entry-level VR, an important new facet of gaming. And all of these graphics cards are in strong demand according to a report from DigiTimes. So much so in fact, that Nvidia’s chips are currently in tight supply.
Now, it’s important to point out that DigiTimes has, at best, a mixed record when it comes to rumors and leaks, but this report does seem credible and the publication is often a bit more accurate when it comes to supply chain aspects.
Speaking of supply chains, Nvidia, though busy with the higher-end graphics cards, is looking to launch a very basic, entry-level card in the coming months. Expected to be the GeForce GTX 1050, which was leaked a few days ago, the company may have to delay the launch for a bit while it satisfies market demand for its other cards. According to the same report, the end of September is the earliest launch window possible for the GTX 1050.
Of course, Nvidia has also kept busy on other fronts. This week the company published a brand new, completely revamped version of its GeForce Experience software, and the company's “supercomputers” for self-driving cars are also expected to ship around this time.