Nvidia’s GTX 660Ti, GTX 670 And GTX 680 Now EOL
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
According to a report by Sweclockers the GTX 680, GTX 670 and GTX 660Ti have now all been given EOL (End Of Life) status by Nvidia. That said stocks of Nvidia’s top three single GPU GTX 600 series graphics cards will gradually start evaporating from the shelves of retailers all over the world as stock diminishes and is not replaced by new shipments. That said if you want a GTX 680, GTX 670 or GTX 660Ti then now is the time to buy. Of course it probably makes more sense to grab a GTX 760 if you were interested in a GTX 660Ti or GTX 670 and a GTX 770 if you were interested in a GTX 680 as these are the better, newer and cheaper equivalents. That said some retailers may be offering clearance deals on the GTX 660Ti, GTX 670 and GTX 680 so it should be worth keeping an eye out for those.
The rest of the GTX 600 series, the GTX 660 and below, will be kept active and will not receive EOL status for the foreseeable future. It mainly depends on what AMD’s response is and whether Nvidia needs to combat this with some newer low-mid range cards, such as a GTX 750 (Ti). Currently the GTX 760 has an MSRP of $249 while the GTX 770 has an MSRP of $399 which does leave quite a significant gap in the middle of those two cards. That aforementioned gap is currently filled by the AMD HD 7950 (which costs around $320-360) and it offers an excellent alternative thanks to its larger overclocking headroom and frame buffer than the GTX 760, once you add in the Never Settle Reloaded bundle you get a much better deal IMO (as you can sell off each game to get an effective “rebate”).
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