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In a surprising twist, Nvidia’s RTX 30-series Founders Edition graphics cards are no longer available for sale. You can still buy cards made by Nvidia’s partners, but not the official FE versions prepared by Nvidia itself.
While the company’s focus has been solely on the RTX 40 series lately, the RTX 30 cards are still some of the best GPUs. Fortunately, you can still get these cards elsewhere.
The official Nvidia U.S. store doesn’t seem to be selling any Founders Edition cards from the Ampere generation anymore. This includes the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and the two flagships: RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti. There are a handful of RTX 30-series cards made by Zotac available for sale through Nvidia’s partnerships with retailers like Newegg or Micro Center, but not a single one of Nvidia’s own GPUs.
Does this lack of GPUs up for sale mean that Nvidia is retiring its last-gen cards? If they didn’t disappear from the store by accident (which has happened in the past), it very well might mean that Nvidia is taking another step in that direction. With the latest generation of cards now out, Nvidia most likely wants to direct sales to its newer, more expensive models.
Of course, if you head directly to retailers, you might still spot these cards for sale. For example, Newegg still has some Founders Edition GPUs up for grabs, but the prices are rather discouraging. Most of these GPUs are sold by third-party retailers and not directly by Newegg, which could also have an impact on the cost. With GPUs like the RTX 3090 priced at $1,900, you’re really better off just buying an RTX 4090 instead — provided you can spot one close to its recommended list price.
While the RTX 3090 is expensive across the board, Founders Edition or not, plenty of RTX 30-series cards are available from Nvidia’s partners at more reasonable prices. You can get an RTX 3070 for $500 on , which makes it a solid pick against the overpriced RTX 4070 Ti.
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Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Ti may be on the way, but do we really want it?
Nvidia’s most frequent leaker, kopite7kimi, just shared the specifications of a rumored RTX 4090 Ti GPU. Said to be even more powerful than the RTX 4090, Nvidia’s latest product would surely top any ranking of the best graphics cards.
It might not be the greatest GPU of this generation, though. Nvidia seems to have another ace up its sleeve that would defeat even the RTX 4090 Ti. But do we really want these two monstrous GPUs?
MSI’s last RTX 3090 Ti now looks better than ever, and you can get it for free
If you thought we’ve seen the last of Nvidia’s RTX 30-series, we have a surprise for you — it’s not quite over just yet. MSI has just released a one-of-a-kind RTX 3090 Ti, and the card is up for grabs in a special giveaway.
The GPU is MSI’s one last hurrah for the RTX 3090 Ti before the company focuses entirely on new RTX 40-series graphics cards. It comes with a unique, colorful shroud, and whoever wins it will own the only such model in the world. Here’s how you can participate in the giveaway.
Nvidia’s RTX 4070 Ti is destroying AMD, even though it shouldn’t
Despite the fact that the RTX 4070 Ti has been reviewed poorly, Nvidia’s latest GPU seems to be doing well in terms of sales numbers — at least as far as the European market is concerned.
According to newly published sales figures, Nvidia managed to sell a huge quantity of RTX 4070 Ti GPUs. It effortlessly defeated its biggest rival, AMD, even though the AMD RX 7900 XT is the better value. Regardless of how it’s reviewed, the RTX 4070 Ti seems to be the king of all the new graphics cards that have out in 2023 so far.
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