NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Founders Edition GPUs are no longer available for sale
NVIDIA RTX 30 Founders Edition cards are no longer in stock, reports Cowcotland.
Neither the US, not French site have any cards listed or in stock. It this the final farewell to NVIDIA reference models? Might very well be, but this is not the first time NVIDIA has delisted their cards.
The site claims that it is no longer possible to order RTX 30 Founders Edition through official US or French sites, neither the high-end RTX 3080+ models, nor the mid-range SKUs are now shown for new customers. Technically speaking, the US store does not give an option to order these cards directly, but relies on a 3rd party retailer (Best Buy) to fulfil such orders instead.
While it is true that the NVIDIA website is no longer showing any Founders Edition from last gen, one can still find RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 Ti FE models at BestBuy; however, they are not available for online order.
Now, this is not the first time NVIDIA has delisted its Founders Edition GPUs from the site. More than 2 years ago, NVIDIA encountered a ‘technical error’ that resulted in all Founders Edition cards disappearing from the site. NVIDIA had quickly resolved the issue and the cards were listed back shortly after. However, this time we are most likely looking at the end of the journey for RTX 30 FE models.
We have checked on several NVIDIA websites for EU countries and none of them had Founders card listed.