The RTX 3050 thread (lowest is $249.99)

daveybrat

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Very nice, about the same price it would go for in the Newegg Shuffle but actually attainable!
 

VirtualLarry

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Yeah, price isn't great compared to the (farcical) MSRP, but it's still better than most, and no shuffle to deal with or combo deal.
 

VirtualLarry

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ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card DUAL-RTX3050-O8G $439.99


(Oh, sorry, this one says "Shuffle Only". I was able to add directly to cart, though.)
 

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I put the Asus dual 3060 in my son's system. Nice, compact, little card line from Asus. This probably uses the same cooler? That PNY looks like the OEM version, so worth a little extra for the Dual IMO.
 
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ultimatebob

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The 3050 isn't worth $410. It was a decent value at the MSRP of $250, but that's just not going to happen right now. I'd pay up to $300 max for that card.
 

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All three of these show nominally OOS, but under the product listing, click "COMBOS", and then select a combo, and magically, the combo is IN STOCK.

That last one is a 3060, but the combo doubles the price, so I don't recommend it, unless you are really in the market for a whiz-bang $500 G-SYNC monitor.
 

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I saw some comparisons recently (Paul's Hardware on YT), between GTX 1660 ti, RX 6500 XT, RX 6600 XT, and RTX 3050. In some games, the 3050 was beaten by the 1660 ti. No RTX or DLSS 2.0 "tricks" were tested.
 

VirtualLarry

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I'm actually a little surprised that card prices seem to keep going down.

There's going to be a higher blip of demand, though, as a developer of Ethereum spilled the beans, so to speak, that the merge isn't going to happen in June. But then again, Pandemic-related lockdowns in China are going to probably cause some short-term supply-chain issues.

Of course, Nvidia has their "restocked and reloaded" campaign going, to try to get some 3000-series cards moving again, while the world-at-large is just waiting for prices to drop to MSRP and possibly below.

Plenty of ETH miners are selling their gear already, too, as they get priced out of mining, especially in Europe with higher energy pricing showing up there.
 
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VirtualLarry

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Combo with Intel 12400 and Asus RTX 3050, save $30. The 3050 is one of the pricier ones, so it kind of evens out. Not really a savings, though, if you just bought a 12400 and the $329 MSI RTX 3050 card.
 

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If I could get one of these for $175-ish, I'd probably pull the trigger, because it's considerably better than the 970 in my grandson's PC.
 

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