The Lithuanian Kilobaitas store was one of the first to put the GeForce RTX 3050 video card on the online showcase. As you know, sales this model, introduced at the beginning of Januaryshould start on January 27th.
Meanwhile, the Gigabyte RTX 3050 Gaming OC card powered by GA106-150 GPU and equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory is already available for pre-order. The €492 price is about 75% higher than Nvidia’s recommended retail price of €279.
Shipments of RTX 3050 cards will be higher than previous Nvidia releases, according to the source. However, sales may be slowed down by inflated retail prices.
The RTX 3050 is reported to be performing close to the GTX 1660 Ti, excluding ray tracing and DLSS games, as these capabilities are not available on Turing generation GPUs. The most affordable GTX 1660 Ti model can now be bought for 459 euros.
Reviews to get a better idea of what the RTX 3050 is capable of should be published ahead of the launch on January 26th.