The RTX 3060 is finally affordable with crashing GPU prices this week

The RTX 3060 is finally affordable with crashing GPU prices this week

For the first time in over a year, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 is now hovering close to MSRP at multiple retailers, thanks to rapidly falling graphics card prices.

You can now bag yourself an EVGA XC Gaming variant for $389.99 in the US – just $50 more than the original MSRP for the card. Those over in the UK can also get an Inno Twin LHR variant for £379.99, which is just £79 over the official recommended price.

Even though both these listings are still above MSRP, they collectively represent what’s quite possibly the best opportunity in the past two years to bag a decent 1080p card without breaking the bank. We’re even arguably in the territory of being able to build yourself a decent budget gaming PC here – one that will easily max out most games at 1080p for around the $800 to $900 mark, depending on your specs.

Of course, if you already have a decent setup and are looking to upgrade from an RTX 2060 or a graphics card with equivalent power, then these listings aren’t quite as tempting. Many gamers are holding out on an upgrade right now, and that’s not an unwise policy. Later this year, we should be seeing the release of the next generation of RTX 4000 series cards from Nvidia and Intel’s much anticipated Arc series. Right now, details are thin on the ground (such as release date), but we’ll have the latest here at TechRadar as soon as more news breaks.

Cheap RTX 3060 listings are finally returning

More GPU restocks this week

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

(Image credit: Nvidia)

Even though we think these RTX 3060 listings are arguably the best graphics card deals available this week, they’re not the only listings available. Just this past day, Nvidia cryptically tweeted the announcement of a new Restocked and Reloaded page on its website. As of writing, all the current restocks around MSRP are in the UK, but the tweet mentions that more stock will be available soon, which makes us hopeful for US listings.

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We’ve also been tracking graphics card prices on a daily basis here at TechRadar, mostly first party listings at big retailers like Newegg, Amazon, and Overclockers. As an overview we’re seeing prices fluctuate quite regularly but generally things are going in the right direction now with listings probably falling by about $10 per week. if you’re interested, here’s a quick roundup of the cheapest prices we’ve found today.

  • 🟩 Cheapest Nvidia GeForce prices 🟩
  • RTX 3050: $329 a Newegg  | £269 at OCUK | AU$489 at Mwave
  • RTX 3060: $389 at Newegg | £379 at OCUK | AU$599 at Mwave
  • RTX 3060 Ti: $579 at Newegg | £479 at OCUK | AU$799 at Mwave 
  • RTX 3070: $713 at Newegg | £559 at OCUK | AU$949 at Scorptec 
  • RTX 3070 Ti: $769 at Newegg | £649 at OCUK | AU$1,099 at Scorptec
  • RTX 3080: $949 at Newegg | £769 at OCUK | AU$1,399 at Mwave
  • RTX 3080 Ti: $1,269 at Newegg | £1,099 at OCUK | AU$2,099 at Scorp
  • RTX 3090: $1,679 at Newegg  | £1,649 at OCUK | AU$2,849 at Mwave
  • RTX 3090 Ti: $2,099 at Amazon  | £1,799 at OCUK | AU$3,339 at Scorptec
  • 🟧 Cheapest AMD Radeon prices 🟧
  • RX 6500 XT: $209 at Newegg | £169 at OCUK | AU$299 at Scorptec
  • RX 6600: $335 at Newegg | £289 at OCUK | AU$479 at Mwave
  • RX 6600 XT: $429 at Newegg | £389 at OCUK | AU$649 at Mwave
  • RX 6700 XT: $528 at Newegg  | £548 at OCUK | AU$999 at Mwave 
  • RX 6800: $799 at Newegg  | £749 at OCUK | AU$1,429 at Scorptec
  • RX 6800 XT: $859 a Newegg | £859 at OCUK | AU$1,375 at Mwave
  • RX 6900 XT: $1,069 at Newegg | £999 at OCUK  | AU$1,699 at Mwave

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