NVIDIA began selling its latest Ampere graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, for $399 today. As with most Ampere launches, many of us have been dreading how awful the stock situation is going to be, but if a poll conducted by Hardware Canucks (via PC Gamer) is correct, there were actually a decent amount of cards to go around this time.
Hardware Canucks polled twelve retailers from different parts of the world (five in the US, two in Canada, three in the EU/UK, and two in Australia), and many of them reported that the initial batch of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti stock is higher than the GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070, and GeForce RTX 3090 combined. While the retailers also admitted that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti would sell out very quickly, this seems like a solid improvement over its siblings’ barren debuts.
We’re also seeing a decent amount of success stories across forums and social media, with a few claiming that the checkout and purchasing process was smoother than expected. Some seem to have lucked out at Best Buy, while another thread on r/NVIDIA suggests that Microcenter actually received a decent amount of stock.
According to NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and beats the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER by an average of 40 percent. If you managed to score a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti today, be sure to let us know in the comments.
For people wondering about the RTX 3060 Ti stock situation we polled our contacts at 12 retailers.— Hardware Canucks (@hardwarecanucks) December 1, 2020
3x EU / UK
Most said initial 3060Ti stock = 3080 + 3070 + 3090 combined.
Some said ~ 3070 stock levels
ALL expect selling out on Day 1.