Nvidia's 10-series GeForce GTX graphics cards are back in stock, and they're available at their original manufacturer suggested price or MSRP.
As for why this is a big deal, it's because GPUs with reasonable costs have been hard to come by since the recent boom of digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Cryptocurrency miners have been hoarding these components, and as a result, the demand and price for them shot through the roof.
Now the value of these cryptocurrencies is starting to drop, and new mining technology is rendering today's graphics cards inefficient in comparison. Thanks to those factors, the chip maker is capable of keeping pace with the demand. After all, it has been "working really hard" to supply gamers with GPUs for months already.
Nvidia Restocks Its Shelves
Depending on the GPU, prices are anywhere between $150 and $700. For instance, the GTX 1080 Ti is available at Nvidia's official website for $700 with a limit of two per customer. On the other hand, there's the GTX 1060 with a $300 price tag as well as the GTX 1050 selling for $150 over at Newegg.
For the record, the lineup consists of the GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1060 3 GB, GTX 1060 6 GB, GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080, and GTX 1080 Ti.
Nvidia Spreads The Word
>Supply run. pic.twitter.com/B1AQRkgnwV — NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) May 9, 2018>
Inspired. Innovative. In-stock. GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs are back on shelves at MSRP! #MadeToGame Shop Now: https://t.co/uliy5aw0TK pic.twitter.com/joCRUFmZcj — NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) May 9, 2018
To boil things down, gamers with rigs that are due for an upgrade can now get their hands on a powerful GPU at a reasonable price.
Of course, there's still a possibility that cryptocurrency miners will take advantage of the lower prices, which could bring supplies down and consequently increase the costs again. In other words, gamers may need to be quick, or else they might miss out on these new stocks.
It's also worth noting that AMD GPUs are still difficult to find online. That's because they can mine more efficiently than Nvidia's. At the moment, there's no word on how AMD plans to replenish its supplies.