Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 graphics cards could be thinner than we have in the near future, before making a quick rally, at least if the latest stock-related rumor turns out to be about money.
This is the scoop from the Chinese tech site IT Home, which claims that insiders from third-party card manufacturers and OEMs have been talking about an impending drop in inventory levels in the Board Channel Forums.
The expectation is that the shipping levels of the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 may drop by up to 50%, a situation that will continue in the next month, until the end of September. At this point, speculation is that the supply of these (relatively) more affordable Nvidia GPUs will rebound.
In fact, as of the end of next month, the prospects for supplying these 3060 models are apparently ‘good’, so it looks promising – any shortages that may occur in the immediate future should be short-lived, at least.
Of course, we don’t know if that’s how things will actually go, and we took the above GPU rumor information with a lot of skepticism in mind.
VideoCardz, however, said it heard from its own independent sources that GPU shipments would be affected by some production facilities in China not operating at full capacity.
So this fits in with what IT Home is theorizing, although VideoCardz hasn’t caused any shortages specifically in cards. RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti, but rather a more general picture of inventory problems with all models.
Although GPU shipments have increased recently, and quite strongly according to the latest report from an analyst firm, Jon Peddie Research warned that discrete desktop graphics cards actually dropped a bit in the most recent quarter (2nd quarter) .
And the outlook for Q3 is a little incomplete, once again reinforcing the whispers we hear from the IT house.
Jon Peddie warned that “the next inventory build for the holiday season, which usually occurs in the third quarter, will be capped until the supply chain catches up with demand.”
This vaguely supports the idea of a recovery in late September (end of Q3) – fingers crossed this is the case if there is indeed a drop in GPU availability of any kind.