NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 listed early for almost as much as RTX 3060Ti

Published: 22nd Jan 2021, 19:56 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 – first pricing appears

Could NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 AIB cards cost just as much as RTX 3060 TI? 

Official render of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA announced that GeForce RTX 3060 non-Ti will debut in late February at the price of 329 USD. There won’t be any reference models available, so there will also be no opportunity to purchase the cards directly from NVIDIA webstore.

The limited stock, GPU mining craze, and increased import tariffs in the US are still affecting the pricing on current graphics cards. While more and more GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 cards are slowly becoming available at retailers, they are almost always listed at a much higher price.

The GeForce RTX 3060, the upcoming GA106-based model from NVIDIA, will be no exception. The card is not officially listed for preorder by any store yet. Most retailers that we have checked are currently listing the cards as ‘coming soon’ or ‘not yet available’.

One of the retailers, however, actually appears to be showing pricing for these cards. UK based retailer CCL Computers is currently showing RTX 3060 pricing but only through ‘similar products’ or ‘recently viewed’ sections. Everywhere else the price is listed as ‘to be announced’. This is likely a bug on the website that reveals the actual price that was not meant to be made public, or maybe it was?

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 pricing, Source: CCL Computers

The cheapest RTX 3060 we could find is the RTX 3060 TUF non-OC from ASUS, listed at 469.96 GBP. Most cards, however, are listed at 499.99 GBP, which might be a placeholder price. Yet, this is often a higher price than the custom RTX 3060 Ti from the same AIBs. The RTX 3060 cards are listed at nearly 150 GBP higher price than the RTX 2060 series. It was recently reported that NVIDIA has plans to reintroduce these Turing series to the market. For now, it is unclear how many cards of both architectures will be available next month.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Series
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
ArchitectureNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
GPU8nm GA104-2008nm GA106-300
Base Clock
 
1410 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1665 MHz
 
1777 MHz
CUDA : RT : Tensor
 
4864 : 38 : 152
 
3584 : 28 : 112
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
360 GB/s
TGP/TBP
 
200W
 
170W
MSRP
 
399 USD
 
329 USD
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

Source: CCL Computers




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