**The First EVGA Score snapshot will occur on 1/12/2022 at 9AM PST**
The EVGA Queue System is designed to allow users to sign up to be notified when a product they want is available for purchase. In Queue 2.0, purchase order was determined by the date and time users signed up to be notified.
EVGA Queue 3.0 system rewards loyal EVGA customers, while still giving new customers an opportunity to purchase. In Queue 3.0, your queue position will be determined first by EVGA Score, then by the date/time of notification sign-up, and lastly by whether the user has already purchased a current series graphics card from EVGA.com.
All users with a valid EVGA account may participate in the queue. As with the current queue, there are some limitations:
All newly-released, highly anticipated products in 2022 and beyond will use the Queue 3.0 system.
Products in queue prior to 2022 will still be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are not part of the Queue 3.0 ruleset. You may purchase a product from either or both of your notifications signed up from Queue 2.0 or earlier.
If you remove one or both of your active notifications, your next notify will be subject to the Queue 3.0 rules.
Please note that it is highly recommended to remove all inactive VGA notifications from your account before removing active notifications. Notifications that have been removed by user or are currently marked inactive cannot be made active again.
The Queue 3.0 System can be explained by sign up priority on launch day, the EVGA Notification Queue process, the Queue Order, sending out purchase notifications, and the purchase process.
For every product that will have a Queue, the first 24 hours will be open to EVGA ELITE Members exclusively. After the first 24 hours from the time the product goes live, all EVGA accounts will be able to sign up for a notification.
For more information about the EVGA ELITE Program, please visit here: https://www.evga.com/member/elite/
When a new product launches, you will make your way to the product page of the product you want. Once there, you can click the Auto-Notify button, follow the instructions, and sign up to be notified when your queue position hits the top. However, there are limitations to how many notifications you may have at one time.
EVGA Queue 3.0 uses many different factors to establish the queue order. This promotes several goals and requests from the EVGA Community, including: Giving greater priority to loyal customers, making more cards available to customers that are hoping to upgrade, yet without closing off the possibility for new customers to obtain a new card.
The order is made up of the following factors:
*To celebrate EVGA Queue 3.0, the users with the 300 highest EVGA Scores will be exempt from this requirement for select future launches, beginning with the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB. These users may sign up for a notification and proceed without being deprioritized for a previous 30 Series purchase from EVGA.com. This offer is only good for one product/notification queue, and once the product is purchased it may not be used again.
Notifications will be sent out utilizing the Queue Order outlined above, and staggered based on EVGA Score Tiers. To give everyone a chance to purchase a product, each batch of notifications will include customers from each tier, with a heavier weight given to customers with higher EVGA Scores.
When customers receive the email notification that the product is available for purchase, the purchase process only requires this:
The EVGA Score is at the heart of the Queue 3.0 System. This score, in many ways, is designed to reward customer loyalty, customer participation, and customer contribution to EVGA and its Community.
The EVGA Score is comprised of three main factors – EVGA purchases, EVGA Bucks earned, and EVGA Blue Ribbons earned on the EVGA Forum.
Purchase EVGA products from an authorized reseller to raise your score. The point value for each product depends on the product category and part number of each additional EVGA product you successfully register to your account:+
EVGA Bucks will count towards your EVGA Score. EVGA Bucks can be earned through the EVGA Associates program, participating in discussions on the EVGA Forums, and may sometimes be available through promotions.
For more information about EVGA Bucks, please visit: https://www.evga.com/evgabucks/
EVGA Blue Ribbons are given out to helpful members on the EVGA Community Forums and to commemorate post count milestones.
Friendly moderators scour the forum every day to look for members who demonstrate excellence by helping other members, writing helpful tutorials, or provide some other unique service to the community.
For more information about how to earn Blue Ribbons, please see our Forum Introduction thread here: https://forums.evga.com/Ultimate-SelfStarter-Thread-For-New-Members-m2966554.aspx
Members can improve their EVGA Score in many ways. Improving your score each month is one way to improve your queue position and sometimes climb up to a new tier. To improve your EVGA Score:
The EVGA Queue 3.0 is designed to be fair and the best experience to purchase an EVGA product. Over the coming days, weeks, and months, EVGA will review data, user impressions and testimonials to continue to improve this experience. This may lead to fluctuations in point totals, introduce promotions, enact changes designed to improve user experience, fix issues, improve site security, prevent abuse of the Queue 3.0 system, and any other changes deemed necessary, even if it results in unintended consequences. EVGA reserves the right to modify the Queue 3.0 at its discretion, add/remove features, add/remove benefits, and suspend the operation of the Queue 3.0 System should it be deemed necessary.
A. If you’ve regularly purchased EVGA products over the years, you participate on the forums, and have earned EVGA Bucks through the Associate Program or participated in the Folding@Home promotion, you will have a respectable enough EVGA Score that you can afford to sign up at any time while there is a notification queue. You will still compete with others that have the same EVGA Score as you by way of the time/date of your notification.
Signing up early is much more important if you just signed up for an EVGA account and you’ve never purchased an EVGA product, earned EVGA Bucks or Blue Ribbons. If you are in this category, you should try to sign up as early as possible for a notification. You will be competing with other new accounts without an EVGA score, and you will all compete to see who has the fastest notification date/time.
For those who are somewhere in-between, it would be recommended to sign up for your notification soon after a product goes live, but even so, you will still be ahead of many people in the pursuit of a graphics card.
A. The first EVGA Score snapshot will occur on January 12, 2022. If you are unable to register your products before this occurs, your score will not update again until February 1, 2022. Please use this opportunity to find and register your EVGA products.
After the scores are updated at the beginning of each month, your position in queue may improve once you’ve added previously unregistered products in accordance with the EVGA Score rules.
A. Yes. EVGA looks at your total amount of EVGA Bucks earned. Spending them does not impact your score.
A. The EVGA Queue has given many people the opportunity to purchase a 30 Series graphics card, but there are still many people waiting to buy one. To assist, we will allow users in a Tier that have not yet purchased a 30 Series card through EVGA.com to take priority over those who have already purchased a 30 Series graphics card from EVGA.com in the same Tier.
Once everyone in a Tier has purchased a 30 Series card, the queue will begin to move for users that have purchased a 30 Series product through EVGA.com.