Nvidia hopes to shift old GPUs with free Fortnite currency

Nvidia hopes to shift old GPUs with free Fortnite currency

Nvidia has partnered with Epic Games to help shift some of its older graphics cards.

The GPU manufacturer is the latest company to bundle its hardware with Fortnite freebies, following a slew of console bundles. Nvidia has put together bundles of 1060, 1070 and 1070 Ti cards in the hope that Fortnite fans might be tempted to up their PC power with a few goodies.

Each contains 2,000 V-bucks (roughly $20 worth of currency), alongside a rare skin, glider, pickaxe and back bling. These bundles range from $299 to $499 - a little lower than the launch price for each card.

According to Venture Beat, this partnership may come in part thanks to an oversupply of 10-series cards still sitting in Nvidia warehouses. Extra cards were pumped out in anticipation of a cryptocurrency boom - a boom Nvidia now believes is firmly over.

The company failed to meet Q3 targets, in part as the company adjusts forecasts in the wake of the crypto craze. Nvidia is currently working on shipping it’s new RTX 20-series cards, which hope to kickstart a push into affordable ray-tracing.

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