As the interest for Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 pre-order continue to sky rocket, new reports indicate that the entry-level RTX graphics card will be on sale on Feb.25. However, there will be no Founder’s Edition reference card.
Toms Guide reported that those who would like to grab their very own GeForce RTX 3060 should log on at 12PM ET or 9am PT, which is the official launch of the GPU. The website also warns buyers that it will not be easy to get one especially that it would be on sale at $329. Using a web browser will not guarantee a successful purchase, but is definitely worth trying.
As of this writing, interested buyers of the Nvidia RTX 3060 can check here for pre-order and availability:
Europe Retailers Price Increase?
NVIDIA internal embargo guidelines expects retailers to sell the GPU in Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). However, some European retailers hike the price of the Nvidia RTX 3060 with an mark up of $600. This price increase is 50% higher than the GPU's original price.
While the manufacturer wants vendors to follow standar pricing, some retailers cancel their pre-orders and force buyers to purchase items at a higher price. This situation cannot be controlled by Nvidia and all they could do is limit or restrict supplying to vendors who will engage in this tactic.
Videocardz reported that ProShop posted GeForce RTX 3060 with a 499 EUR (600 USD) tag price. The website adds that it is not only ProShop that is taking advantage of the high demand but also other retailers in Europe wherein the not yet released graphics card is posted at 629 EUR (760 USD).
Prior to purchasing a new GPU, check the Nvidia RTX 3060 specs and other features.