EVGA Is Auctioning a Prototype GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card for Charity Purposes

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EVGA is auctioning off a prototype GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, allowing one lucky winner to score a piece of gaming hardware history.

This auction is strictly for charity purposes, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to a post on the official EVGA forums that notes how the original auction was removed by eBay, prompting the company to conduct its auction via forum instead.

The current bid is at $9,200.

Details, per EVGA:

  • Auction ends on December 16th at 11:59 AM PT (Noon)
  • All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • This is a working card but sold as is. No warranty/returns.

Rules, per EVGA:

  • Bids can ONLY increase in $100 increments. (Example: $100 > $200 > $300). Any bid over or under and its subsequent bids will be removed. Please wait until offending bids are removed to place your bid. Bids turned in within 1 hour of auction closing WITHOUT any prior bid will be removed.
  • To place a bid, reply to this post with a $ amount in USD, any other posts will be removed.
  • US/CA Shipping Address ONLY and product will be shipped with Adult Signature required.
  • Auction ending on December 16th at 11:59 AM PT (Noon)
  • EVGA reserves the right to remove any suspicious bids or change the rules without notice.
  • The user with the winning bid will be contacted directly by EVGA via email to arrange payment. If transaction is unsuccessful, the next highest bidder will be contacted.
  • You must have an EVGA Forum account before can participate in this auction. Please visit https://secure.evga.com/us/signup.asp to sign up.
  • This forum post is for bids only, if there are any questions about this auction, please visit this post instead.

“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment,” reads the hospital’s mission statement. “Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”

EVGA’s prototype GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card was teased in early November by JayzTwoCents, who claimed that the card would have been one of the “most awesome” flagship GPUs ever.

EVGA terminated its partnership with NVIDIA due to “disrespectful treatment,” according to reports that surfaced in September.

The company has exited the graphics card market entirely and will now focus on other hardware, such as motherboards and power supplies.

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Tsing Mui
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