Hundreds of RTX 3050 GPUs will available at MSRP in the UK on day 1
Will you be able to grab an RTX 3050 today at MSRP?
Published: 26th January 2022 | Source: OC3D Sources |
Almost 1,000 RTX 3050 GPUs will be available for MSRP in the UK at launch
- Update - Our Review for Nvidia's RTX 3050 is now available to read here.
For the past few days we have been talking to our sources at retailers and elsewhere about Nvidia's RTX 3050. In doing so, we have confirmed that the GPU's UK MSRP is £239.99, and that hundreds of cards will be sold on day-1 at MSRP in the UK.
Sadly, we have not been able to confirm the exact number of GPUs that will be available at UK retailers at Nvidia's MSRP price, but so far we have managed to confirm that almost 1,000 cards will be available for £239.99 in the UK on day 1. That said, we do not consider this to be a definitive count, and more GPUs are likely to be available at Nvidia's minimum price at other UK retailers.
Nvidia's RTX 3050 graphics card launches on January 27th, and models of this graphics card will be available from all of Nvidia's AIB partners. This includes ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, EVGA, Palit, and many others. All of these GPUs will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
Bringing RTX to the low-end
With their RTX 3050, Nvidia will be delivering its RTX feature set to the lower end of the GPU market, offering DLSS support, hardware accelerated ray tracing and full DirectX 12 Ultimate support to budget-oriented gamers.
While Nvidia has marketed this graphics card as an GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 1650 replacement, its pricing makes it an GTX 1660/1660 Super successor, and the addition of Nvidia's RTX feature set will make this GPU a major huge over its predecessor.
Less compromised than AMD's RX 6500 XT
With 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a wider 128-bit memory bus, Nvidia's RTX 3050 graphics card has enough VRAM capacity for modern games and a lot more memory bandwidth to throw around. Beyond that, this graphics card should feature more raw performance and include valuable features like video encoders, which are useful for streaming, video editing and many other applications.
While Nvidia's MSRP for their RTX 3050 is £60 higher than AMD's RX 6500 XT MSRP, there are many factors that make Nvidia's RTX 3050 seem like a more solid investment. That said, it is only a matter of time before Nvidia's MSRP RTX 3050 graphics cards are sold out.
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