NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB graphics cards have begun to emerge online, and as expected, the card is priced well above its MSRP
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB graphics card was supposed to have a considerably better supply than the GeForce RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti combined a few days ago. Third-party vendors, retailers, and distributors, on the other hand, are unconcerned about MSRP these days. They understand that they can charge more and that people will still be prepared to pay higher costs for their goods. Such is the GPU’s and the tech industry’s current state of affairs.
This can be seen once more in GALAX’s recent offering for the custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB variant. The GALAKURO Gaming ‘GG-RTX3050-E8GB/SF’ model was discovered on Japan Amazon for 50,138 Japanese Yen (about USD 440). While the card is currently out of stock, it was available for purchase just a few hours ago, as evidenced by Momomo US’ screen capture. However, it appears that the full supply (unknown quantity) was purchased at the stated price. It’s both amusing and tragic that this card, which was supposed to be released on January 27th, was put up for sale two weeks earlier.
It’s not like this was a high-end model or a high-end design. The GALAKURO Gaming has a normal PCB, non-factory overclocking, and a plastic shroud with only one fan in the center. The shroud extends beyond the PCB, and there is no backplate, and power is supplied by a single 8-pin connector. The card is equipped with the industry-standard triple DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 interfaces.
Over the MSRP, you should expect price inflation of 50 percent to 80 percent. This card, in particular, is 76 percent more expensive than the MSRP, thus most gamers expecting the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB to be available for under $300 US should give up. Although NVIDIA has stated that shortages are likely to diminish by 2H 2022, it appears that this pricing issue has little to do with shortages and that everyone is simply attempting to make that extra profit while using’shortages’ as a shield to avoid a significant public backlash.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB Graphics Card
The GeForce RTX 3050 will use the same GA106 GPU as the GeForce RTX 3060 but in a reduced configuration. With a TGP of 130 Watts, the card will have 20 SM units and 2560 CUDA cores. The entry-level graphics card will also have 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps and a 128-bit wide bus interface with a total bandwidth of 224 GB/s. The graphics card has an MSRP of $249 US and will be available on January 27th in a variety of bespoke flavors.
In terms of performance, the GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB graphics card will deliver over 60 FPS at 1080p in various AAA titles, with the usage of 2nd Gen RT and new Tensor cores extending the performance rating even further, representing a significant improvement over the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.