The PC market had the roughest days in the last two years which were meant to be the era for the RTX 30 series GPUs. And when it actually started getting better, suddenly most PC gamers started to lose interest in newer cards.
Now another interesting thing that recently happened is not from the customer’s side but instead, it’s Nvidia that has delisted its RTX 30 series Founder Edition cards from its website. Not one or two but the whole Ampere family has missing FE cards on the company’s website which means customers won’t be able to buy any of them from Nvidia’s store.
Initially noticed by Cowcotland, the Ampere FE cards just disappeared from Nvidia’s both USA and European stores and the only ones you can get now are the AIB GPUs from different manufacturers.
Fortunately, if you want to buy the FE cards, some of them are present in third-party retail stores like Amazon or BestBuy but the disappearance of these GPUs from Nvidia’s own store suggests that Founders cards may go totally out of stock from third-party retail stores as well.
Well, this is not the first time Nvidia delisted RTX 30 GPUs from their store because a month ago, a similar incident happened but not all the stores saw their absence and it was found out that the delisting was actually due to a technical error. This time, however, almost every Nvidia store in the US or European countries has the same story, and most likely, Nvidia has started discontinuing the Ampere cards so that people can be directed towards their overpriced 40 series GPUs instead of preferring the previous generation.