NVIDIA to start seeding GeForce RTX 3060 review samples on February 19th

Published: Jan 23rd 2021, 20:17 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 reviews on February 19th

We have received the most up to date embargo information on the upcoming RTX 3060 graphics cards.

Official render of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA has multiple embargoes on RTX 3060 SKU, some of which have already expired. According to the information that we have received, NVIDIA currently plans to seed first review samples through its partners on February 19th.

It seems that NVIDIA has not yet provided the final dates to the contacts that we have. The RTX 3060 is still planned for end of February. NVIDIA might just be playing a safe card in case there are any delays in GA106 production. After all, this is the first time we will be seeing products based on this graphics processor.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Embargoes
DateEmbargo TypeDescription
30th December 2020
Press & Influencer Seeding ListDate AICs must provide a list of reviewers and influencers that will receive a sample of RTX 3060
5th January 2021
Press ContactDate AICs can begin contacting press under NDA
12th January 2021
Channel EmbargoAICs can begin contacting channel partners
12th January 2021
Product AnnouncementDate NVIDIA, AICs, and OEMs can announce new SKUs
19th February 2021
Sample SeedingDate AICs can seed samples to the press and influencers
End of February 2021
ReviewsThe date on which press can publish their reviews and influencers can start doing whatever they do
End of February 2021
On ShelfThe date on which retailers, OEMs, resellers can start selling or take preorders for RTX 3060 cards

What some of our readers may find interesting is that NVIDIA guidelines for an on-shelf date are that retailers must include products at MSRP in the ‘initial product assortment’. What this means is that AIC cards should technically be available at this price at the launch. There are no guidelines for what might happen to the pricing later, as NVIDIA has no legal way to enforce it on retailers.

Earlier rumors have suggested that NVIDIA might launch its RTX 3060 around February 22nd, however, since the review seeding will begin on the 19th, it seems reasonable to expect at least a week for reviews to be prepared. Therefore the RTX 3060 would indeed launch in the last week of February.

We will keep you updated if there are any changes in the embargoes.

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 Clock
14 Gbps
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
448 GB/s
360 GB/s
399 USD
329 USD
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

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