GeForce RTX 3060 Will Hit The Shelves On February 25 At $329

GeForce RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 (Image credit: Nvidia)

Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 3060 last month, and today, the chipmaker has finally confirmed that it will be available on February 25.

At $329, the GeForce RTX 3060 would be the cheapest ray tracing graphics card in Nvidia's Ampere product stack. Historically, Nvidia's GeForce 60-series products have always provided the best bang for your buck. The GeForce GTX 1060, which debuted four years ago at $299, went on to become one of the most beloved graphics cards in the gaming circle. Steam's latest Hardware Survey showed that the GeForce RTX 1060 is still the most dominant graphics card on the platform with an impressive usage rate of 9.75%.

The $349 GeForce RTX 2060 is a compelling gaming graphics card, but it never received the same kind of love from gamers as the GeForce RTX 1060 did. With the GeForce RTX 3060, however, Nvidia hopes to recover gamers' favor. As we've known for a while now, there will not be a Founders Edition for the GeForce RTX 3060 (never mind the image up top), so gamers will have to get their fix from Nvidia's board partners. While Nvidia has insisted that we'll see the GeForce RTX 3060 at $329, we think the chipmaker's statement is over-optimistic, considering that the graphics card shortage has been plaguing the market for months now. We'll be lucky to find the GeForce RTX 3060 in stock at all, much less at Nvidia's MSRP.

Don't be despair if you can't get your hands on a GeForce RTX 3060 though. Nvidia has fired up its cooking oven to restock the market with GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards for those that want a much-needed upgrade. Well, if you think a two or four year old budget to mainstream GPU is an 'upgrade,' anyway.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a news editor and memory reviewer at Tom’s Hardware. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • ThatMouse
    By the time we can buy them they will be a year old...
  • spongiemaster
    It's too late now, but Nvidia themselves needs to jack the prices up on these. They're going to be going for 3 times that much on Ebay on launch day and it makes little sense for some scalper on ebay to making multiple times more money as a middle man on these than Nvidia does producing them.
  • Why_Me
    Out of Stock
  • DookieDraws
    Yeah, I bet those shelves will be overflowing with 3060 goodness! :p
  • Phaaze88
    "GeForce RTX 3060 Will Hit The Shelves On February 25 At $329"
    No, it won't. Nvidia skipping the FE for this card. Pricing is at the mercy of the AIBs.
    At least the FE's of all the other RTX 30 cards sold at Best Buy can still be acquired at Nvidia's MSRP.
    This thing(3060) though? Heck no.
  • Nemesia
    "GeForce RTX 3060 Will Hit The Shelves On February 25 At $800 dollars : Read more"
    I fixed it :)
  • lazyabum
    Nvidia RTX 3060 boxes hitting the shelves empty and full of cold air.
  • vanadiel007
    We all know this is hot air, cards will be sold out before you have finished reading this sentence.
  • watzupken
    I think the title should exclude the price since it’s pretty obvious that one is unlikely to find it at 329 bucks, especially when Nvidia themselves are not making reference cards to sell at this price.