Since the launch of RTX series GPUs, there has been a lot of controversies on the RTX GPUs already as they have been reported by several users “Dying” and on the other hand Nvidia is trying to push the RTX GPUs down to the consumers throat to abandon their high-end GTX 10 series GPUs so that people will adapt to the so-called “Ray-Tracing” technology meant for realistic reflections.
This could only be achieved if the GTX 10 series high-end GPUs production is stopped. As GTX 1080 Ti was the fastest graphics card before the launch of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, a lot of people bought that due to the value for the price they were getting. When Nvidia launched the RTX 2080 at a price higher than the GTX 1080 Ti even though the performance is equivalent, people were simply skipping RTX 2080 to buy GTX 1080 Ti which was way more affordable and in a lot of cases they were available for around $500 which is $300 cheaper than the RTX 2080.
Nvidia soon stopped the production of GTX 1080 Tis as reported by various authentic sources. Among them is Gamers Nexus to whom “multiple industry sources” spoke about it and it can be also seen on the online stores like Amazon and Newegg where either GTX 1080 Tis from different vendors aren’t in stock, or they are priced much higher which implies that there is a shortage of GTX 1080 Tis in the market.
On the other hand, RTX 2080s from different vendors are selling for over $800 and they are all currently in the stock. So, for gamers, it will be very lucky if they find a GTX 1080 Ti for less than $700 or they will have to force themselves to spend more to get RTX 2080.