Consumers are still desperately trying to track down RTX 30 Series graphics cards for manufacturers’ prices, even though prices are slowly dropping in secondary markets. With that, we’re only talking about the situation turning from worse to bad. Even if massive demand is somehow satisfied and prices are back to what AIBs charge, it’s still not a pretty picture compared to Nvidia’s typical MSRP and affordability. The side of the situation seems to be getting worse now, too, because most of the more affordable ASUS Dual graphics cards seem to no longer be available.
We have been up close price control And Availability changes for the RTX 30 series for its life. Earlier this week, B&H Photo released an email announcing the discontinuation of the ASUS Dual RTX 3070 OC. The message was as follows:
“You are receiving this message because you requested to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that unfortunately this item has been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or potential replacement items.”
We initially signed up to receive notifications for this particular model a couple of months ago. We didn’t receive any prior updates on availability until our downtime email. On More investigationsWe found out that two additional ASUS Dual models including the RTX 3060 OC and RTX 3070 are also listed as discontinued.
On a side note, we’ve noticed that very few ASUS Dual units have been sold in secondary markets like eBay over the past several months, while other models are still very popular. Of course, our personal observations regarding availability cannot be considered an accurate reflection of the market as a whole, although they do appear to be consistent with this discontinuation.
Where are the value models?
The initial conclusion that can be drawn from this development is that ASUS is no longer interested in selling low-margin graphics cards to customers when it can prioritize premium models at much higher prices. However, there are certainly other possibilities as to why ASUS Dual graphics cards are listed as parked in B&H Photo.
It is known that there are various deficiencies occurring now. There can simply be problems sourcing components for these particular models. It’s also possible that ASUS has discovered an inherent design flaw and intends to replace the majority of dual graphics cards with something similar. After all, it was the double chain One of the first ASUS has announced its RTX 30 series graphics card lineups. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to speed up initial designs and learn ways to improve products over time.
There is also a possibility that B&H Photo incorrectly listed these models as discontinued. We’ve reached out to B&H Photo for comment or confirmation, but the company has not provided a response. We have also reached out to ASUS, but they also failed to provide a response. Since neither company is willing to comment on the discovery, you’ll have to draw your own conclusions as to why ASUS appears to have discontinued its more expensive RTX 30 Series lineup of graphics cards. Market demand seems like a clear indication of what’s going on though.