The upcoming Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card officially has its release date and it seems like the upcoming GPU will be making it earlier than previously expected. The company reportedly plans to officially sell the said GPUs this coming February 25 which is only a few days from today!
Nvidia RTX 3060 release date
According to the story by PCMag, in a particular email, Nvidia had noted that its sales will officially start expectedly at 9AM PST. This would be instead of the more known standard 9AM EST for a change. Also, the company will also not be releasing a said special Founders Edition for the given GPUs. This means those interested will still have to settle for the given GPU designs that were created from certain third-party vendors like EVGA.
The upcoming Nvidia RTX 3060 is said to start selling at $329 and also become the most affordable option within the Nvidia RTX 3000 series. The upcoming RTX 3060 GPUs would also have fewer CUDA cores and is also reportedly bigger compared to its sibling, the RTX 360 Ti.
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The Nvidia RTX 3060 is also expected to run using a particular 192-bit memory interface as opposed to the higher 256-bit. However, to compensate, the GPU does come with a whopping 12GB of video memory over the previous 8GB of memory that was released for the previous Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
Despite the upcoming Nvidia RTX 3060 being quite exciting, unfortunately according to PCMag, Nvidia's latest GPUs have been known to be incredibly hard to purchase due to the low supplies as well as the massive consumer demand. As a result of this, the major retailers then continue to sell out of the given products almost completely instantly. This would mean that buyers shouldn't be surprised if they will be struggling to buy the said GPU during its launch date.
Supply may be really low
Other bad news for gamers is how the price of the said GPUs have all still gone up. Some time last year, the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti which was supposedly priced much closer to $399, has racked up and is now capable of fetching as high as $639. Despite all of the tariffs, a speaker from Nvidia told PCMag that the said RTX 3060 will then start at the $329 manufacturers suggested retail price.
With the recently shocking RTX 3090 series that went out last year and how premium GPUs were able to demand such prices, the upcoming RTX 3060 could level the playing field as being the cheapest in Nvidia's 3000 series. While the RTX 3090 seemed really interesting for a number of players, the high-priced GPU just seemed impractical for a number of different PC gamers. The RTX 3060, however, could level the playing field. According to an article by The Verge, it seems like supply will still "remain lean" through Q1 up to April.
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Written by Urian Buenconsejo