Report: Custom RTX 30 Series GPUs Launching Alongside NVIDIA’s Founders Editions

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When NVIDIA launched its RTX 20 Series graphics cards, prospective buyers didn’t have much of an option aside from the company’s very own Founders Editions. That may not be the case this time around. According to TweakTown, custom, third-party RTX 30 Series GPUs will be available immediately alongside green team’s own reference models upon release. Obviously, this is great news for customers who want to get their hands on one right away but are loyal to certain manufacturers and/or gaming brands, such as ASUS ROG and GIGABYTE AORUS.

“…a source reached out to me a few days ago and told me something very interesting, something that I think could be a real game changer for NVIDIA’s big launch of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards: custom models will be launching alongside the Founders Edition models… or at the very least, very shortly after the FE cards ship,” wrote TweakTown.

“I had a source tell me that custom AIB models will be on offer starting in September, so with current rumors of an Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series announcement on September 9 and then a purported launch on September 17 — custom cards being made available ‘in September’ would be huge.”

NVIDIA is capable of designing some pretty beautiful shrouds, so this may not be that big of a deal for those of you who are primarily concerned about aesthetics. The news does suggest that RTX 30 Series graphics cards could be easier to procure when they launch, though.

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