The supply of graphics cards is still modest and the prices at an insane level. NVIDIA now wants to counteract this by bringing older models back onto the market.
Anyone who currently wants one of the new RTX 30 graphics cards, or needs a new graphics card at all, is looking pretty hard. There are endless supply bottlenecks with the new models, as some components have developed into real bottle necks in terms of supply. Older models are only available at exorbitant prices, if at all. Apart from that, the crypto miners have struck again hard, which does not improve the price and supply situation.
NVIDIA now wants to take countermeasures and revive the older GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 models. These are not based on the bottleneck components and could therefore flow into the market very quickly. The GTX 1050 Ti in particular is also largely uninteresting for crypto miners due to the low VRAM. It will be interesting to see whether this really improves the situation. At least the people who urgently need a graphics card can then breathe a sigh of relief, even if they are not provided with the latest technology.
The upcoming release of the RTX 3060 in February will probably not change the problems. The card is also expected to be hard to come by and prices to skyrocket quickly.