It’s like finding out Bigfoot is real at this point. Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series family is growing tomorrow with the launch of the RTX 3060 Ti, a new low-end SKU of the ampere architecture-powered cards that promises lots of power for not that much cash.
As the lowest SKU of Nvidia’s RTX 30 series, the RTX 3060 Ti is notably weaker than its family, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a beefy piece of hardware. Reviews for the card have already made their way across the internet along with tests to see how well it performs. The RTX 3060 Ti apparently can outperform last generation’s RTX 2080 Super, which runs consumers a whopping $699 USD. When it’s available in stores tomorrow, the 3060 Ti will be retailing for just $399 USD.
As much bang for your buck as it can be
At that low cost, the price for an RTX 3060 Ti even comes in under that of the PlayStation 5, meaning PC gamers that haven’t upgraded their GPUs in a while now have an affordable way to prepare for the next generation of games. Don’t bring this card near any 4K resolution rigs though; those battlefields are better left to the RTX 3070 onward. Instead, the 3060 Ti is targeting those playing games at 1440p, averaging over 60 fps in most modern titles. Naturally, the card will also be capable of ray tracing, something that even AMD’s new lineup of Big Navi cards can’t quite do yet.
While it’s nice to admire the performance on this mid-range card, there’s one thing that can’t be ignored: actually getting one will be nearly impossible. We’ve seen it with every single hardware launch this year — scalpers and bots quickly nab any stock that is available online the second listings go live, leaving consumers waiting with their fingers on the F5 key. Don’t expect the launch for the RTX 3060 Ti to be any different. Of course, this will also apply to any AIB versions of the card that manufacturers have been preparing. If you want to pick up one of these cards when they go live tomorrow, get your shipping details sorted out, set an alarm and be ready to mash that refresh button.