Nvidia Corp. shares rallied to within sight of their all-time high Thursday, as the graphics-processing unit company announced a slew of high-performance gaming cards aimed at budget shoppers.
Nvidia announced earlier Thursday that its “Ada Lovelace”-architecture RTX 4060 Ti 8GB gaming card would be available May 24 for a suggested retail price of $399, while the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB version would be available in July starting at $499. The plain RTX 4060, starting at $299, will also be available in July, Nvidia said. The company said the cards have “twice the horsepower of the latest gaming consoles.”
Shares are already more than double than what they were eight months ago, when the company was in the middle of clearing inventory ahead of the “Lovelace” architecture launch, and grappling with a ban of certain technologies to China.
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