What you need to know
- At the UBS Global TMT conference, NVIDIA Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress commented on the GPU shortage situation.
- Based on her comments, NVIDIA estimates that the second half of 2022 is when GPU supplies will see real improvement.
- That timeline closely aligns with what previous reports have indicated to be the launch window for NVIDIA's RTX 40-series cards.
NVIDIA Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress gave an update on the company's GPU supply outlook at the UBS Global TMT conference. Though the global chip shortage has ravaged the best graphics cards' availability for some time now, Kress stated that NVIDIA is confident the situation will be better by the second half of 2022 (via PCMag).
That estimate aligns with multiple expert opinions predicting consumer electronics are likely to be in far better shape by 2022's second half, as well as a report from DigiTimes stating that NVIDIA is set to unleash its RTX 40-series unto the world in that same frame. The cards are said to be based on Ada Lovelace architecture and are being manufactured with TSMC now that NVIDIA's swapped over from Samsung because the latter wasn't cutting the mustard.
For those unwilling to wait until late 2022 to get their hands on a graphics card, there is another option: Instead of waiting to go forward in time with the RTX 40-series, go back in time with the RTX 20-series, which is seeing a revitalization thanks to the RTX 2060 12GB edition. It's a real product that's going to hit markets shortly, though how long it will stay on them is anyone's guess. Though the product's existence is good news for gamers, it may very well be even better news for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as the cards are reportedly great for anyone interested in learning how to mine crypto.