More good news for gamers as EVGA disables GPU queue

because of the unprecedented GPU shortageQueuing orders became the new norm for those looking to buy a graphics card over the past year.

Of stock levels are now stabilizingCertain manufacturers are starting to end their queuing system, especially for Nvidia RTX 30 series boards.

Graphics card in the Mainingear Vybe.
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As reported by Tom’s Hardware, EVGA’s GPU Queue program appears to be discontinued in the near future. Currently, the company will begin to remove specific variants from the initiative, which will begin with its FTW3 models.

An email informed Tom’s Hardware that the GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Gaming Edition can be purchased from June 23 without waiting in the queue.

While it’s a step in the right direction that every model of graphics card has been confirmed to be leaving the program — something that has frustrated millions of gamers — the EVGA Queue system will “continue to be used for high-demand products.”

As such, aside from the GeForce RTX 3080, it’s unclear what other cards will be removed from the queue.

Still, Tom’s Hardware emphasizes how the more powerful flagship boards like the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and GeForce RTX 3090 could be the next models to abandon the initiative due to abundant stock levels; this is due to their expensive price tags, meaning demand is naturally less than other more affordable models, including the 3060, 3070 and the like.

Elsewhere, VideoCardz notes how individuals can also buy two graphics cards in the future. Due to the GPU shortage, customers would normally be limited to one GPU per order.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card.
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GPU industry continues to show signs of recovery

Today’s decommissioning of EVGA’s queuing system follows Nvidia’s Campaign completed and reloadedwhich confirmed that availability across the board has become more or less normal for RTX 30 series GPUs.

Over the past month or so, the crypto mining community and scalpers have made an effort to get rid of their inventory while they can, with the recent cryptocurrency crash drives prices for products far below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

Within European regions, for example, the days when prices were 300% above the MSRP of a GPU are now over – AMD video cards are now 8% below their retail price tagwhile Nvidia RTX 30-series boards are just 2% above the MSRP.

Meanwhile, the mining community and internet cafes that made an absolute fortune at the height of the crypto bubble have had to gear up by unloading all their equipment† The crypto crash means that it is no longer profitable to use batches of GPUs to mine various coins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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