If you have been saving up to buy one of NVIDIA’s RTX graphics cards, you may want to wait just a little bit more. According to Tom’s HW Germany, the green team is about to start selling faster versions of their Turing GPUs.
To shed more light on this, NVIDIA currently has two different variants of the TU104 and TU106 chips, the ‘A’ and non-A variants. For instance, there’s the TU106-400-A1 (non-A variant) and TU106-400A-A1 (‘A’ variant). The non-A variants have a lower quality and slower clock speeds, while the ‘A’ variants are better dies with higher clock speeds, currently being sold in factory overclocked RTX GPUs. The same goes for the TU104 chips. As expected, the cards with ‘A’ variant chips are more expensive.
What makes this news great for users is that NVIDIA is also going to stop the production of non-A Turing RTX cards, which means that going forwards, you can expect to get better and faster GPUs. Additionally, the factory overclocked cards that are available right now should get cheaper as well. However, in the beginning it will also mean that users will have to be very careful about which versions they are buying as some stock of the older cards will include the slower GPUs. But overall, it seems like things are about to look up for gamers. So, if you were planning to buy a new RTX 2060, 2070 or 2080, you should hold on to your wallet for just a little bit more and try getting your hands on a better variant.
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