Nvidia and EVGA announced a series of RTX 30 last year. They've been available to purchase but due to global supply contraints, have proven extremely difficult to buy when coupled with extensive demand.
Now, some people have gone so far as to steal these sought-after GPUs. In an online post by EVGA product manager, Jacob Freeman, it's been revealed that a truck full of RTX 30s was recently intercepted in the U.S. State of California.
A Truckload Of GPUs Was Stolen In California
En route from San Francisco to the company's Southern Californian distribution centre, a shipment of RTX 30-series GPUs was stolen. Freeman states that the estimated RRP ranged from $329.99 to $1959.99.
The EVGA chief explicitly warns users not to buy these cards as doing so is a criminal offence. Additionally, the company has a list of the serial numbers associated with the cards stolen, making their warranty void.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER notice that:
If you are able to successfully register your product and see it under My Products, then your product is NOT affected by this notice, you can also check the serial number at the EVGA Warranty Check page to see if it is affected.
EVGA will NOT REGISTER or HONOR ANY WARRANTY or UPGRADE claims on these products.
This shortage of graphic cards is one of the many computer-associated scarcities occurring in recent times, with chip depletions impacting the supply of PS5s and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Due to these chip constraints, new-gen shortages are expected to last until 2023.