The RTX 2060 and GTX 1660, entry-level GPUs often mentioned in some sub-700€ desktop gaming configurations, will soon be discontinued.
NVIDIA retires some of its older GPUs. The RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 , entry-level GPUs often cited in some sub-$700 desktop gaming configurations, will be out of production soon. The Mandarin language portal ITHome gave the news.
NVIDIA would have made the decision to stop production of the two video cards by the first months of 2023 (but it is not excluded that the stop could arrive as early as December 2022). The decision to refresh the line-up and retire these two entry-level solutions is easily explained: NVIDIA has just debuted its new RTX 40 series, while the RTX 30 series will continue to remain on sale for a long time to come.
Over the next few months we will probably see a drop in the prices of the 30 series, which over time will occupy the place once reserved for the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660. Priority will obviously be given to the new RTX 40 series , the real spearhead of this season’s NVIDIA line-up.
However, it is not said that the price drop of the RTX 30 series can really fill the gap left by the two GPUs in the retirement phase. Also for this reason, it is suspected that the entry-level market could soon become an exclusive prerogative of AMD. In short, without the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660, it will probably become very difficult to find configurations for ‘entry-level’ gaming PCs with NVIDIA GPUs.