EVGA has started releasing its virtual lineup of GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs through its official online store, which it launched during a severe graphics card shortage. This was announced by the Tom’s Hardware portal, which received an email notification.
Apparently, the “Smart Queue” program no longer makes sense, since there are no more problems with supplying graphics cards, and accelerators are becoming cheaper even against the background of a collapsing cryptocurrency market.
It is curious that EVGA has decided not to close the queue program completely, but for individual models. The same Tom’s Hardware received a letter stating that the queuing program for EVGA FTW3 graphics cards that have accumulated sufficient stock has now been discontinued. In particular, the manufacturer points out in the letter that there are now no problems with the delivery of the GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 and it can be purchased at any time directly through the company’s online store. The queue for this accelerator will close on June 23rd.
It is currently unknown if EVGA plans to dequeue other models of their graphics cards. But it’s very likely that the company will do just that in the near future. It should be noted that the manufacturer does not offer discounts for graphics cards in its online shop, so you can sometimes find better offers from third-party providers.
As already mentioned, many models of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards from different manufacturers are already sold below the recommended cost. However, this statement only applies to the US and European markets.