After an unsuccessful auction of the branded GeForce RTX 4090, Ebay (opens in new tab)EVGA forum (opens in new tab) conduct an auction; After the company’s abrupt exit from his GPU market, the GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 prototype, or “next-generation graphics card” as EVGA calls it, would be a great collector’s item.
EVGA previously auctioned graphics cards on eBay. It was trading up to $13,200 before eBay removed it listing (opens in new tab)The company has resumed the auction on the EVGA forums. His current bid as of this writing is $6,200. However, we still have a long way to go before we match the last bid on eBay.
All proceeds from the EVGA auction will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The auction closes at 11:59am PT on his December 16th, so interested parties have plenty of time to submit their bids. However, the brand auctions graphics cards as is and does not offer warranties or accept returns.
This is a pre-production sample, but EVGA’s GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 is a working graphics card. YouTuber JayzTwoCents has already grabbed one of the samples for his spin. Since EVGA ended his partnership with Nvidia, the graphics card uses certified AD102 dies and relies on EVGA’s homemade firmware. The prototype features the same boost clock of 2,520 MHz as the Founders Edition. So its performance should be in the same alley as the GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition.
EVGA is one of the most popular Nvidia partners and has been very good at making graphics cards. So it’s a shame that the company has pulled out of the graphics card market. Many enthusiasts are looking forward to connecting EVGA with another important chip maker like AMD and Intel. However, the company says it’s focused on other hardware offerings, which could potentially offer higher profit margins.
If you’re an EVGA fan, here’s your chance to own what is believed to be the last graphics card produced by the company. Not cheap, but for good reason.