The prototype EVGA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card will be auctioned to charity

With EVGA distancing itself from the GPU market recently, it was unknown what the company was planning for any manufactured engineering samples that didn’t see the light of day. In a surprising turn of events, EVGA has auctioned off the company’s GeForce RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics cards for charity.

EVGA auctions the RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics card on eBay but it has disappeared into Internet history

The loss of EVGA in the graphics card market was surprising and affected many fans of the company. EVGA has a long history with its consumer base, and its departure left users needing to find another manufacturer to compare to the company. Some of the cards have been given to notable YouTube creators who have worked with EVGA, but few are still in the company’s possession.

Now, EVGA is taking to the popular eBay auction site to sell the remaining engineering samples of its RTX 4090 FTW3 graphics cards. The company plans to donate net proceeds from the auction to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, furthering the organization’s help in fighting disease and searching for cures.

The eBay auction, which was due to end in six days, appears to have now disappeared from the site. VideoCardz last reported that the bid price was $13,100. It is not known whether the card was pulled due to a much higher offline bid or something else entirely. Before the link disappeared, the auction listing was as follows:

Limited edition next generation EVGA video card.
100% of the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Ships directly from EVGA. United States only.
This is a business card but it is pre-production and is sold as is.
No guarantee/returns.

Youtube JayzTwoCents He notified his Twitter followers of the Team EVGA charity auction and was met with atypical Twitter responses of skepticism, generosity, trolling and more. However, JayzTwoCents confirmed that the auction was actual but did not comment on it being missing for the time being. The EVGA ticket appeared during last night’s Team EVGA broadcast on the streaming platform Twitch, but the highest bid on record only came to $6,600 at the last time it was recorded.

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EVGA will continue to sell computer components and peripherals, but has discontinued its graphics card line due to conflicts with the leading manufacturer, NVIDIA. Some users have speculated that AMD will partner with EVGA to take NVIDIA’s previous partnership for their gain, but the company has been vocal about never selling GPUs again.

News sources: VideoCardz, JayzTwoCents (Twitter)

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