For those looking for the more affordable model within the RTX series (RTX 3060), the time to rejoice is now. Well, at least, this month. Though most of my colleagues here are determined to get their hands on an RTX 3080, I myself will be joining the rest of you with being perfectly happy with what doesn’t cost me a mortgage payment to receive.
The new $329 (normal MSRP) Nvidia RTX 3060 cards will be launching on February 25th at 12 PM EST, per The Verge, who got their hands on this wonderful intel. This means that there is a slight chance that you might just be lucky enough to have another opportunity at getting something.
Given, if what has occurred thus far has taught us anything, this chance will be small. So make sure to have your clicking finger ready and a number of retailer windows open to the product ready to snag the first one you can find. Else these bots are going to wreck your day once again.
The devil-spawn that are behind these botnets don’t have a single care for anyone’s concerns but their own glutenous gains. What they do should be considered illegal. Especially when their actions go against the TOS of many of these retail websites (which is like digital trespassing). However, for some reason, extorting people by fully taking over and controlling the supply of a product through brute (digital) force is perfectly peachy fine with our leaders who are supposed to be there for “the people”. Oh, but I won’t get into all of that right now. I’m sure you feel the same.
Stepping back down from my soapbox and sliding it back under my desk, I end with saying good luck! I do hope those of you hoping to get one are successful this round. Do let us know in the comments below if you are so lucky as to do so. Share the positive stories as well as where it was you found one so others might have some hope.
GeForce RTX 3060 Specifications:
|NVIDIA CUDA® Cores||3584|
|Boost Clock (GHz)||1.78|
|Base Clock (GHz)||1.32|
|Standard Memory Config||12 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Interface Width||192-bit|
|Ray Tracing Cores||2nd Generation|
|Tensor Cores||3rd Generation|
|Microsoft DirectX® 12 Ultimate||Yes|
|PCI Express Gen 4||Yes|
|NVIDIA® GeForce Experience™||Yes|
|Game Ready Drivers||Yes|
|NVIDIA Studio Drivers||Yes|
|NVIDIA GPU Boost™||Yes|
|NVIDIA NVLink™ (SLI-Ready)||–|
|Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6||Yes|
|NVIDIA Encoder||7th Generation|
|NVIDIA Decoder||5th Generation|
|Maximum Digital Resolution (1)||7680×4320|
|Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)||93|
|Graphics Card Power (W)||170|
|Required System Power (W) (2)||550|