NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards will cost quite a bit more than the $329 price point that green team had intended them to be sold at. The disappointing news comes from Coreteks, who leaked a handful of photos taken at an undisclosed retailer revealing the prices of various GeForce RTX 3060 models from ASUS, MSI, and ZOTAC.
The most expensive model is MSI’s GAMING X at $514.99, followed by the ASUS ROG Strix and ZOTAC GAMING Twin Edge at $499.99. The “cheapest” models are the ASUS TUF and MSI VENTUS 2X, which cost $489.99 and $484.99, respectively. Here’s the list that Coreteks provided:
- MSI GAMING X: $514.99
- MSI VENTUS 2X: $484.99
- ZOTAC GAMING Twin Edge: $499.99
- ASUS ROG Strix: $499.99
- ASUS TUF: $489.99
“Probably the most anticipated GPU of the year – especially for NVidia fans – the various AIB RTX 3060 have arrived at retailers,” Coreteks wrote. “The 60 class GPU from NVidia has traditionally been the best seller in the line-up for gamers looking for the best value for money, but at these prices looks like budget conscious gamers might have to wait for the 50 class GPU, or perhaps the rumored soon to be announced 6700s from rivals AMD. (Spoiler: those will likely be pretty expensive too, sorry).”
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 will officially be released on February 25. This is a midrange graphics card with 3,584 CUDA Cores, a 1.78 GHz boost clock, and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. It’s also been neutered with a cryptocurrency mining limiter that reduces its hash rate by as much as 50 percent.