Good news for those who have been watching last week’s budget Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. According to data published on the Chinese Board Channels Forums, Nvidia has prepared a “relatively sufficient” amount of stock for the GeForce RTX 3050 ahead of the start of sales scheduled for January 27th. The number of partner video cards in stock is not reported, but their volume is greater than it was at the start of sales of the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti. These data allow us to think that the GeForce RTX 3050 will be the least scarce model of the Ampere line and, therefore, it is likely that the retail price will be close to the official one (25,000 rubles in Russia).
Recall that the GeForce RTX 3050 is built on the GA106-150 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores, 80 tensor cores and 20 Ray Tracing cores. It is the most affordable desktop graphics card with real-time ray tracing support. It also has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory at 14 GHz and a 128-bit bus.
The Board Channels Forums are used by employees of video card companies, as well as employees of system integrators and companies that produce finished devices under contract. These people are well immersed in the topic and know what they are talking about.