Officially, sales of the GeForce RTX 3050 graphics accelerator will start on January 27, but the novelty has already appeared in the assortment of some retailers from around the world. Unfortunately at very high prices. As mentioned earlier, the card may not be of interest to cryptocurrency miners, but that didn’t stop sellers from immediately pumping up the price tags on the upcoming graphics card.
For example, the GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming OC from Gigabyte was found at the Lithuanian retailer Kilobaitas, where it costs 492 euros. This is 76% more than the recommended price, which is 279 euros for the European market.
The Palit GeForce RTX 3050 DUAL OC version was found at one of the Peruvian retailers. There, the card is valued at $506. However, the seller offers an 8 GB Geil Orion DDR4-3200 memory module as a bonus. This module in the same store costs $53, so the official price of the card is $453, which is 82% more than recommended.
In the Japanese Amazon, the GeForce RTX 3050 accelerator was found in two versions from ASUS. The cost of new products in yen is 473 and 550 dollars.
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According to the latest data, the performance of the GeForce RTX 3050 is on par with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Although the latter is based on the Turing architecture, it does not support NVIDIA DLSS and RTX technologies, while the novelty does. But that doesn’t stop the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti from being sold at prices right now more than 400 euros.
No supply problems are to be expected for the GeForce RTX 3050. However, inflated prices can deter many potential buyers.