With the launch of the next series of GeForce GPUs still not on any public calendar, a lot of people have been asking questions as to why. According to some sources, it looks like a reason has to do with the current supply of graphics cards from NVIDIA, specifically the company made too many. With demand for GPUs being so high of late, from both gamers and cryptocurrency miners, NVIDIA apparently decided to increase manufacturing to satisfy the market. The problem is that demand from miners has been dropping recently, so fewer units are moving. While this has allowed pricing for a number of graphics cards to come closer to MSRP lately, it means there are storage facilities having to hold these unsold GPUs, and NVIDIA does not want to launch something new while sitting on product.
To give you an idea of just how severe this issue is, Seeking Alpha points out NVIDIA typically has significant influence over its partners, but one of the top three Taiwan OEMs still sent back 300,000 GPUs to the company. Additionally, this is the result of demand decreasing, and not the used-parts market being flooded with parts. NVIDIA has been buying up GDDR5 lately, too, which could be used to assemble boards with the unsold GPUs.
While there are still reasons to believe NVIDIA will launch its next GeForce series at least before the end of the year, if not in the coming months, this news does demonstrate how complicated launching a product can be. Something more to consider is how this might impact NVIDIA in the future, with how it deals with supply at times of potentially unstable demand.
Source: Seeking Alpha
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