NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA is set to launch its RTX 3060 Ti graphics card next week. The graphics card has seen a huge number of leaks, dating back to early November. So far it was the worst kept secret by NVIDIA. As we approach the launch, retailers have begun listing the graphics cards. This is an update to the European pricing from the Lithuanian store Skytech.
Theoretically, these cards are already available for preorders, but the retailer displays information for customers that they must confirm that they understand these cards are not currently in stock. These cards may very well be in stock, but this information may still be under NDA (actually the whole listing should be, but who cares anymore). NVIDIA board partners have been shipping these cards in thousands for weeks now, so expect a much better availability at launch, but with such a demand for next-gen graphics, they may very well sell out quickly.
The cheapest RTX 3060 Ti model at Skytech is the Inno3D Twin X2 OC, which is priced at 463 EUR. Assuming that the MSRP for RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition is around 399 EUR, then this price might look a lot better than previously listed prices at other European retailers (the lowest price we have seen back then was 525 EUR).
Skytech’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Pricing
Inno3D Twin X2 OC and Gigabyte Eagle, the cheapest cards listed by Skytech
Not many times we get the opportunity to track pricing, two weeks before the graphics cards are even released. This is a look at how placeholder pricing gets adjusted before launch, featuring Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle:
Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle Pricing, Source: Skytech
Now, a quick comparison. The GeForce RTX 3070 debuted on the European market at the price of 499 EUR. This is the price of Founders Edition that was only available through participating retailers (NVIDIA stopped selling their cards directly). Skytech currently sells the cheapest RTX 3070 model at 741 EUR (the card might not even be in stock), which is 242 EUR over the NVIDIA MSRP. Bear in mind that custom models are always more expensive.
Skytech’s GeForce RTX 3070 Pricing
Many thanks to hgrgbl for the tip!