Good news for those eyeing the budget Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card unveiled last week. Based on data posted on the Chinese Board Channels Forums, Nvidia has a “relatively sufficient” stock of GeForce RTX 3050 stocks ahead of scheduled sales at 27 January. The number of partner video cards in warehouses is not reported, but their volume is greater than at the start of sales of the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti. These data allow us to think that the GeForce RTX 3050 will be the least scarce model of the Ampere line and, therefore, it is likely that the retail price will be close to the official one (25,000 rubles in Russia).
Recall that the GeForce RTX 3050 is built on the GA106-150 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores, 80 tensor cores and 20 Ray Tracing cores. It is the most affordable desktop graphics card with real-time ray tracing support. It also has 8GB of 14GHz GDDR6 memory and a 128-bit bus.
On the Board Channels Forums, employees of companies that produce video cards communicate, as well as employees of system integrators and companies that produce ready-made devices on a contract basis. These people are well immersed in the topic and know what they are talking about.