The RTX 3060 goes on the market today, February 25, at 9am PT (12pm ET / 5pm UK).

Now we receive the initial new graphics card 2021, especially the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. This is actually the first time consumer graphics card to use Nvidia’s Ampere architecture, following on from the RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3090 and most lately the RTX 3060 Ti. Unlike the cards that have come before it there is no Founders Edition of this card, it’s purely down to the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac et al. to see what they can do with this latest Ampere GPU. The cards will go on sale at 9am PT (12pm ET / 5pm UK). As ever, be sure that you’re ready to go when the sales embargo drops since once again we’re expecting these new cards to see out in minutes, or even moments.

Nvidia has yet again upped the performance within the previous generation, and if you’ve been holding off for a couple of decades, then there’s a nice performance leap on offer if you can actually get your hands on one. Pricing starts at $329 (#299), which is quite tempting, although it’s worth noting that the RTX 3060 Ti provides a significant performance boost for what is only $70 more.

There is an obvious issue here obviously, and that’s nobody can get their hands on the RTX 3060 Ti either, so that your choices are either attempt to pick up these new cards or wait until the others cards return in stock. And we don’t anticipate this to occur in almost any severe volume until April or even May at this point.

Therefore, if you’re interested in picking up a GeForce RTX 3060, then what is the best method of actually getting your virtual hands on one? Start with setting up accounts for some of the major retailers you need to purchase from. Doing so at the time of purchase pretty much guarantees that your card will vanish out of your virtual basket from the time you reach the checkout. Newegg recommends using its mobile program for quicker checkout. Some retailers also have cautioned against sterile also frequently, as we’re all wont to do during this time, as that might cause the server to set you at a brief timeout.

Check the boxout on the side of this article for links to retailers we expect to have stock now, and as ever keep an eye out for our live website below, where we will be watching over stock levels from throughout the web.

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