KEY POINTS

  • Nvidia has not yet announced the release date of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  • To this day, AMD and Nvidia can't meet the market's demand for graphics cards
  • Nvidia is rumored to be reviving some of its products to address the shortage

Nvidia launched the ultimate Pascal gaming graphics card GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in 2017 with a price tag of $699. The currently discontinued product is reportedly being revived by the company with older units being replaced with brand new ones. Rumors have it that Nvidia could relaunch the gaming graphics card to satiate the unmet demand for graphics cards.

The latest information about the graphics card came from a recent post in the Japanese forum Quasar Zone and was picked up by Wccfftech. According to the report, the user received a "freshly produced" batch of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card after sending his old model for a return merchandise authorization. To check about the user's claim, Twitter user Haruzake made some digging after receiving the said product's serial number.

It turns out that the user received the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti EVGA SC manufactured in 2021 as a replacement. Interestingly, EVGA  products come with a 3-year warranty, according to Notebookcheck. In other words, manufacturing a new GTX 1080 Ti-based graphics card this year does not make sense. 

GeForce RTX 3080 | 2nd Gen RTX | The Ultimate Play The GeForce RTX™ 3080 delivers the ultra performance that gamers crave, powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture. It’s built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and superfast G6X memory for an amazing gaming experience. Photo: Nvidia GeForce Official YouTube Channel

This discovery triggers speculations that Nvidia is reviving the Pascal-based card by bringing it back into production. Others believe that the EVGA used up its replacement units at some point to cater to the shortages and is now producing newer units.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is based on Pascal GP102 GPU. Unlike its predecessor, it offers a massive performance boost and totally destroyed the competing AMD Vega 64. A few days earlier, multiple reports suggested that Nvidia resumed the production of the RTX 2060, GTX 1050 and GTX 1650 graphics cards.

Industry watchers are seemingly convinced that this might be the company's way of trying to meet the high demand for graphics cards in the market. It is possible that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is making a comeback with the same purpose.

At the moment, we cannot tell if there is any truth in the rumor that the company is trying to revive the Pascal-based gaming graphics card. In the absence of official confirmation from Nvidia, fans should take this new leak with a pinch of salt.