All GeForce RTX 3090 blower cards are discontinued?
NVIDIA board partners quietly remove blower type RTX 3090 graphics cards from their web pages.
Our readers have noticed that board partners have recently removed certain RTX 3090 graphics cards from their pages. All the cards that have disappeared were blower-type GeForce RTX 3090 designs. We reported on a number of RTX 3090 custom designs equipped with blower-type coolers simply because it was a surprising thing to see considering how much power this model requires. Yet, we continued to see more and more designs, and eventually, five models were shown.
That will no longer be the case, as AIBs are now removing pages with their already announced blower RTX 3090 models. Do note that this sudden removal only affects RTX 3090 models so far (with some exceptions), while RTX 3080 and 3070 cards still appear to be listed. Retailers are now expected to sell the last batch of blower RTX 3090 cards before they completely go out of stock.
The reasons for the sudden cancellation of these cards are unknown. It’s not often that we see AIBs remove products from their website this soon. Our theory is that the removal might have something to do with NVIDIA’s recently announced Crypto Mining Processors. Board partners might have simply decided to use this type of coolers for their CMP HX models, which will be available through AIBs exclusively starting next month. Whether that’s really the case, we will find out very soon.
Some of the cards that are no longer listed by global board partner websites:
EMTEK GeForce RTX 3090 24GB Blower Edition
We covered this graphics card in a separate article. This model had a unique concept for power connectors, which are attached to a daughterboard. This model was never listed by Emtek, and the following photos were only found through a South Korean store:
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 24GB TURBO
ASUS removed the webpage for this product. The RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 TURBO models are still listed as they were.
GALAX GeForce RTX 3090 24GB Classic
GALAX confirmed to us directly that this model has been canceled after two months. Interestingly the cancellation also affected RTX 3080 Classic model.
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 24GB TURBO (GV-N3090TURBO-24GD)
The official product page for this graphics card is no longer accessible.
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 24GB AERO
Just this month we reported that MSI is doing a Fermi design refresh with their AERO model. As it turns out, this card is no longer listed on the MSI website.