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EVGA RTX 3060 XC Now Available Near MSRP, Nvidia RTX FE Restock Incoming

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It has been impossible to purchase a modern gaming graphics card at its recommended price for the past six or seven quarters, but with recent restock campaigns by Nvidia (opens in new tab) and EVGA, things are slowly getting back to normal. Right now, EVGA is selling its custom GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming graphics board with a $30 discount from its list price.  

The GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming (12G-P5-3655-KR) is currently in stock at EVGA's online store for $369.99, which is $30 below EVGA's list price (due to a $30 instant rebate). At present, GeForce RTX 3060 boards are selling for around $500 (opens in new tab) and higher by retailers. Cards like these cost at least $470 on eBay, but most offerings are still around $500 or higher, so EVGA's offering looks quite competitive. Nvidia's MSRP for the GeForce RTX 3060 is $329, so EVGA's RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming is very close to that. 

Nvidia and EVGA's restock campaigns are clearly aimed to bring GeForce RTX 30-series graphics boards to gamers at more or less decent prices. It looks like Nvidia has managed to increase supply of its Ampere GPUs either by improving yields at Samsung Foundry or by placing additional orders as prices of graphics board have been declining for several weeks now, according to our frequently updated GPU Pricing Index

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Interestingly, Nvidia's chief financial officer Colette Kress implied several times that shortages of its up-to-date products would begin to ease around middle-2022 and as we see from pricing and availability of GeForce RTX 30-series offerings, this is what may be happening. In fact, supply situation may get even better in the second half of 2022, Kress said back in January. 

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EVGA's GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming graphics card is powered by Nvidia's GA106 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores clocked at up to 1777 MHz (boost), which is in line with Nvidia's recommendations. The board carries 12GB of GDDR6 memory with a 192-bit interface and a 15 GT/s data transfer rate. The card has four display outputs (three DisplayPort 1.4a, one HDMI 2.1) and comes with a rather minimalistic (by today's standards) dual-slot dual-fan cooling system. The device is about 20 cm long, so it will fit into most modern gaming desktops. 

 

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • bigdragon
    It's nice to see these cards in stock and to see FE cards returning soon. However, Intel is about to enter the market and the 30-series is about to be replaced by the 40-series. AMD's refresh is coming up too. If companies were serious about getting GPUs to gamers, then they should have put more effort in doing so a year ago. This news is good for people who absolutely need a GPU. There's nothing here yet for those who would want an upgrade.

    I feel like this whole restocked and reloaded thing is just a desperate plea to gamers to prop up companies drunk on miner and scalper profits. Gamers get your leftovers, Nvidia and A$U$ and EVGA? I still have a pair of notify queue entries for a RTX 3080 models since late 2020, yet those same models were repeatedly restocked on Amazon and BestBuy only to be immediately snatched up by scalpers and miners.

    Gamers should continue to hold out and make those prices crater. After nearly 2 years of abuse, I think it's time for some payback.
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  • drtweak
    bigdragon said:
    It's nice to see these cards in stock and to see FE cards returning soon. However, Intel is about to enter the market and the 30-series is about to be replaced by the 40-series. AMD's refresh is coming up too. If companies were serious about getting GPUs to gamers, then they should have put more effort in doing so a year ago. This news is good for people who absolutely need a GPU. There's nothing here yet for those who would want an upgrade.

    I feel like this whole restocked and reloaded thing is just a desperate plea to gamers to prop up companies drunk on miner and scalper profits. Gamers get your leftovers, Nvidia and A$U$ and EVGA? I still have a pair of notify queue entries for a RTX 3080 models since late 2020, yet those same models were repeatedly restocked on Amazon and BestBuy only to be immediately snatched up by scalpers and miners.

    Gamers should continue to hold out and make those prices crater. After nearly 2 years of abuse, I think it's time for some payback.

    Still rocking a GTX 960 4GB lol. That price for the RTX 3060 does sound nice. I'm not crazy into gaming as much, let alone care if its 4k 144FPS GSync yada yada. My 960 still plays anything I toss at it.
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  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    bigdragon said:
    It's nice to see these cards in stock and to see FE cards returning soon. However, Intel is about to enter the market and the 30-series is about to be replaced by the 40-series. AMD's refresh is coming up too. If companies were serious about getting GPUs to gamers, then they should have put more effort in doing so a year ago. This news is good for people who absolutely need a GPU. There's nothing here yet for those who would want an upgrade.

    I feel like this whole restocked and reloaded thing is just a desperate plea to gamers to prop up companies drunk on miner and scalper profits. Gamers get your leftovers, Nvidia and A$U$ and EVGA? I still have a pair of notify queue entries for a RTX 3080 models since late 2020, yet those same models were repeatedly restocked on Amazon and BestBuy only to be immediately snatched up by scalpers and miners.

    Gamers should continue to hold out and make those prices crater. After nearly 2 years of abuse, I think it's time for some payback.

    This is the stance I’ve taken as well. I’ll wait for my 1080 card to just stop working before I upgrade, they could’ve easily done wait lists and preorders the entire last 6 years but decided not to, so I’m done, I hope they crater.
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  • g-unit1111
    bigdragon said:
    I feel like this whole restocked and reloaded thing is just a desperate plea to gamers to prop up companies drunk on miner and scalper profits. Gamers get your leftovers, Nvidia and A$U$ and EVGA? I still have a pair of notify queue entries for a RTX 3080 models since late 2020, yet those same models were repeatedly restocked on Amazon and BestBuy only to be immediately snatched up by scalpers and miners.

    Gamers should continue to hold out and make those prices crater. After nearly 2 years of abuse, I think it's time for some payback.

    Yeah that whole thing with miners and scalpers and bitcoin farmers was terrible. Of course the chaos of the last two years brought on by COVID throwing a wrench into the supply chain didn't help things either.

    But it is good to see GPUs finally returning to store shelves after being absent for so long.
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  • zhakar5
    i checked last night and today, and can't for the life of me figure out how to add to cart and buy it, it just says buy on newegg and it has no stock
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