Nvidia’s RTX 3050 GPU might be easier to buy than the RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti

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The Nvidia RTX 3050 desktop graphics card may have a better supply than previous ‘budget-friendly’ GPU launches, at least according to Chinese tech website Board Channel.

As reported by Videocardz, this could mean there is more available stock than other Nvidia Ampere cards such as the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, with the original post saying “It is rumored that the Envy (Nvidia) is relevant.” Sufficient supply for the first batch of RTX 3050 series”.

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 will go on sale starting January 27, 2022, with prices starting at $249 (about £185 / AU$350), but aftermarket cards will cost more than $300 / £230 / AU$420.

We only got a look at the RTX 3050 from Nvidia’s CES 2022 keynote, but we know it will come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and can achieve 18 TFLOPS of ray tracing performance, 73 TFLOPS of tensor performance, and 9 TFLOPS of shader performance. ,

It’s hardly going to be one of the best graphics cards on the market, but it’s a GPU that targets those looking to upgrade from very old hardware on a tight budget or those new to the hobby of PC gaming. It has great market appeal, especially when it supports DLSS and real-time ray tracing, two things that the older GTX series of Nvidia graphics cards can’t do.

As with previous launches, we won’t really know if its availability is better than previous launches until the listing goes live, but expect a lot from what we’ve seen over the past two years Queues, website crashes and lottery systems try and keep inventory away from bots and scalpers. Let’s also hope Nvidia provides a little more information before the big day.


Analysis: Please, don’t live up to your expectations

The graphics card market has been a bit chaotic for almost two years now, but it’s not going to be an easy solution, as the situation isn’t caused by a specific issue. Instead, an unfortunate mix of ongoing chip shortages and growth in Ethereum crypto mining created the perfect environment for scalpers and opportunists to snap up the stock and drive up the prices massively on the MSRP.

The solution may be to flood the market with affordable GPUs to prevent people from using bots to buy all the stock, but a lot of big industry names will soon overcome the manufacturing bottlenecks created by chip shortages. Don’t expect to finish, in which there is hope for improvement. around 2023.

If you’re currently rocking a tired graphics card in your system, especially around the GTX 1660 Ti mark or less, the RTX 3050 is a good option to ‘upgrade’ to, especially from DLSS you need. With the boost you get. That is, if the price remains at the MSRP.

We’re both skeptical and a blatant pessimist given the past few launches of new graphics cards, so it’s likely that some retailers may be raising the asking price without any interference from a scaled product sold at large markups on online marketplaces. In short, it all sounds great on paper but we’ve had ‘plenty stock’ rumors before and were burned with despair.

If you’re looking to upgrade from an older GTX card, but have been put off by the exorbitant cost of Nvidia’s recent graphics card releases, the Nvidia RTX 3050 may be your best bet for taking advantage of real-time ray tracing, DLSS. Is. , and more about Ampere’s offering. Keep your fingers crossed that you don’t have to play the ‘fastest finger wins’ game to add one to your basket or camp outside your local PC hardware store to be at the front of the queue.

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