GeForce RTX 3090 blower-style playing cards discontinued, due to miners?

It looks like NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards with fan coolers are set to be very silent. VideoCardz reports that RTX 3090 cooled fan cards are being removed from AIB partner websites.

NVIDIA partners are now removing fan-style GeForce RTX 3090 graphics pages from their websites. However, there are still custom fan-style GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards. There is no reason to discontinue the RTX 3090 fan cards, but there are some theories.

First off, VideoCardz is pleased to say that Board Partners “may have simply decided to use this type of cooler on their CMP HX models, which will be available exclusively through AIBs starting next month.” I even said in My contribution for the EMTEK GeForce RTX 3090 Blower Edition Graphics card: “The daugherboard is a separate circuit board exclusively intended for the two PCIe power connections. This is a lot of work for EMTEK for a single SKU of the GeForce RTX 3090. Interesting design, however I can see a lot of these are used in crypto mines“.

Another reason is that not many amp GPUs are made and the GDDR6X memory in huge 24GB chunks is better used for other cards – you know, the fanless cooler. I’m sure NVIDIA would like to reduce GeForce RTX 3090 production given the GPU shortage and sell more GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 cards.

AIB partners are switching from fan-style RTX 3090 cards The new crypto mining processors from NVIDIA This also makes sense as these blower coolers can be reused on new CMP HX mining cards.

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