For the first time in more than a year, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 is now hovering close to the MSRP at many retailers, thanks to a sharp drop in graphics card prices.
You can now get the EVGA XC Gaming variant in the US for $389.99 – just $50 more than the original MSRP for the card. Those living in the UK can also get an Inno Twin LHR version for £379.99, which is only £79 more than the official recommended price.
Even though both of these listings are still above MSRP, they collectively represent what has been the best opportunity over the past two years to get a decent 1080p card without breaking the bank. We’re also arguably in the zone of being able to build ourselves a decent budget gaming PC—one that will easily max out games at 1080p for around the $800 to $900 mark, depending on your specs.
Of course, if you already have a good setup and want to upgrade to a graphics card with an RTX 2060 or equivalent power, these listings aren’t attractive enough. Many gamers are holding off on the upgrade right now, and it’s not a mindless policy. Later this year, we should see the release of the next generation of RTX 4000 series cards from Nvidia and Intel’s highly anticipated Arc series. Right now, details are thin on the ground (like a release date), but as more news breaks, we’ll have the latest on TechRadar.
Cheap RTX 3060 listings are finally returning
More GPU re-stocks this week
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Even though we think these RTX 3060 listings are arguably the best graphics card deals available this week, they aren’t the only listings available. Just last day, Nvidia cryptically tweeted the announcement of a new restocked and reloaded page on its website. At the time of writing, all current stocks around MSRP are in the UK, but the tweet mentions that more stocks will be available soon, which gives us hope for a US listing.
GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs are returning to the shelves! Keep an eye on our restocked and reloaded landing page as we continue to provide more supplies → https://t.co/d0ziJIop6421 April 2022
We here at TechRadar are tracking graphics card prices on a daily basis, mostly first party listings at big retailers like Newegg, Amazon, and Overclockers. As an overview we are seeing that prices fluctuate regularly, but in general things are going in the right direction, with listings probably dropping to around $10 per week. If you’re interested, here’s a quick roundup of the cheapest prices we found today.
- Cheapest Nvidia GeForce Prices
- RTX 3050: $329 a Newegg , OCUK. on £269 , AU$489 on Mauve
- RTX 3060: Newegg. at $389 , OCUK. at £379 , Mwave. at AU$599
- RTX 3060 Ti: Newegg. at $579 , OCUK. at £479 , AU$799 on Mauve
- RTX 3070: Newegg. on $713 , OCUK. on £559 , AU$949 at Scorpiotech
- RTX 3070 Ti: Newegg. on $769 , OCUK. on £649 , AU$1,099 at Scorpiotech
- RTX 3080: Newegg. on $949 , OCUK. on £769 , AU$1,399 on Maw
- RTX 3080 Ti: Newegg. at $1,269 , OCUK. on £1,099 , AU$2,099 in Scorpio
- RTX 3090: Newegg. at $1,679 , OCUK. on £1,649 , AU$2,849 at Mauve
- RTX 3090 Ti: $2,099 on Amazon , OCUK. at £1,799 , AU$3,339 at Scorpiotech
- Cheapest AMD Radeon Prices
- RX 6500 XT: $209 in Newegg , OCUK. on £169 , AU$299 at Scorpiotech
- RX 6600: Newegg. at $335 , OCUK. on £289 , AU$479 at Mauve
- RX 6600 XT: Newegg. on $429 , OCUK. on £389 , AU$649 at Mauve
- RX 6700 XT: Newegg. at $528 , OCUK. on £548 , AU$999 on Maw
- RX 6800: Newegg. on $799 , OCUK. on £749 , AU$1,429 at Scorpiotech
- RX 6800 XT: $859 a Newegg , OCUK. on £859 , AU$1,375 on Maw
- RX 6900 XT: Newegg. on $1,069 , OCUK. on £999 , AU$1,699 on Maw