NVIDIA fans who are interested in getting their hands on the company’s latest budget graphics card might actually be able to find one with relatively little fuss.
That’s according to a new rumor that originated on China’s Board Channels forums, which claims that NVIDIA is sending a larger stock of GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards to its usual board partners. The rumor has been echoed by other Chinese publications such as IT Home; that report pointed out that the supply of GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards should be greater than both the GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
“It is understood that NV will strengthen the distribution of the first batch of goods for the upcoming release of the new RTX3050 series, that is, the first shipments of the RTX3050 series models may show more performance,” a statement from the source reads.
“That is to say, it is understood that NV will increase the supply for the RTX3050 series. The supply of RTX3060 3060TI is even more, and it will be sold on January 27th. It is expected that the channel sales time will also be after the Spring Festival.”
NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3050 last Tuesday, confirming that the new budget option would be available for purchase starting January 27 at an MSRP of $249. It is powerful enough to play games with ray tracing enabled at 60 FPS, according to the company.