The GeForce RTX 3050 should not experience the crisis. At least, not as soon as it is released: if we are to believe Nvidia’s partners, the graphics card should arrive en masse at resellers.
Expected on a firm footing by players who have not yet managed to get their hands on an Ampere generation graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3050 should be marketed at a bargain price. If one could fear a low volume of broadcast, it seems that Nvidia and its partners have taken matters into their own hands.
If we are to believe the various Chinese distribution channels, GeForce RTX 3050 shouldn’t face a shortage upon release. At least, not like the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti knew little about a few weeks ago, which literally blew the prices of both models up.
Resellers reportedly received a large quantity of RTX 3050
In exactly two weeks, the highly anticipated GeForce RTX 3050 will be released, a graphics card announced at an unbeatable price. Nvidia has thus revealed that his card should only cost 279 euros. And even if we can expect a higher price from the manufacturers, it should not exceed 400 euros (logically). That’s almost half the price of an RTX 3060 right now, which not only sells for gold compared to its introductory price, but is sold out almost everywhere anyway.
Obviously, the new card being the youngest of the sorority in terms of price, it will offer lower performance compared to other GeForce RTX models. But it should nevertheless have the respondent and make it possible to take advantage of the ray-tracing in real time, in Full HD and at 60 FPS. If a new shortage is to be feared as soon as the graphics card is marketed, a document from Bord Channels and spotted by VideoCardz explains that the number of RTX 3050s is expected to greatly exceed that of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.
In addition, the new Nvidia GPU being launched on January 27, a few days before the Chinese New Year. The report explains that most purchases will not take place during this time, and Chinese retailers and consumers will order one to two weeks later. Enough to leave the field open to other consumers to acquire the precious card.
On the other hand, another parameter remains to be taken into consideration: the case of scalpers. This practice of buying a product as quickly as possible and immediately reselling it at a higher price is in full swing. Despite the rules established by online shopping sites (one product per household), scalpers have resources, as they have shown in the past with the PS5, Xbox Series X and graphics cards. The RTX 3050 may well bear the brunt of this as well.