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RTX 3050 release date & price: Where to buy a desktop RTX 3050

We take a look at the Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card release date, price, pre order, and where you can buy it!

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Update: 27/01/2022: The retail launch is here and we’ve updated our links with all the retailers we can find selling the card. A lot is not in stock or above MSRP but we have listed all the ones we could find.

Update: 26/01/22: The reviews for the card are out, so check out how well it performs ad if it’s worth it before tomorrow’s release. We, unfortunately, didn’t get a review card but will be sure to do one once we get our hands on one.

Update: 25/01/2022: The day is almost here, retailers will be releasing the RTX 3050 in less than 48 hours.

Are you looking for where to buy an RTX 3050? The day is here, meaning that you can try to grab yourself a brand-new graphics card. We’ve also got all the details on the RTX 3050 release date and price so you know exactly what you are looking for and why. The card was finally announced at Nvidia’s CES conference, alongside the RTX 3090 Ti announcement. With almost a full-stack of Ampere cards having already being released, the RTX 3050 might just be the biggest one of them all.

The RTX 3050 aims to be the new GTX 1050 Ti which was a budget champion. Along with the increase in performance Ampere cards have shown us, the RTX 3050 could be the price-to-performance answer for a lot of gamers. So let’s see what it has to offer and where you can try to buy one from.

Where to buy Nvidia RTX 3050 (US)

Links coming soon – we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as retailers begin listing the RTX 3050.

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon US

RTX 3050 graphics card listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Best Buy

RTX 3050 graphics card listings, Pre Order, & Prices – iBuyPower

Where to buy Nvidia RTX 3050 – (UK)

Links coming soon – we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as retailers begin listing the RTX 3050.

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon UK

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Scan

RTX 3050 graphics Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Overclockers

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Ebuyer

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Currys

RTX 3050 & graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Novatech

RTX 3050 & graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Stormforce Gaming

Where to buy Nvidia RTX 3050 – (Canada)

Links coming soon – we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as retailers begin listing the RTX 3050.

RTX 3050 graphics card Listings, Pre Order, & Prices – Amazon CA

Where to buy Nvidia RTX 3050 – Europe

Links coming soon – we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as retailers begin listing the RTX 3050.

Where To Buy An RTX 3050 – France

Where To Buy An RTX 3050 – Germany

Where To Buy An RTX 3050 – Spain

Where To Buy An RTX 3050 – Italy

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications

The specifications so far for the RTX 3050 are slightly different than the rumored ones.  Expectedly they’re not likely to be all that powerful but might be a good budget choice. So far the RTX 3050 is only coming in one variant with the 8GB GDDR6 version the only one presented.

The available specs for the 8GB card are

  • 2560 CUDA cores
  • 1.78 GHz boost clock
  • 1.55 GHz base clock
  • 8 GB GDDR6
  • 128-bit memory interface
  • 130W max power
  • 550W required system power
  • 1xPCIe 8-pin supplementary power connector
  • 18 RT cores
  • 73 Tensor cores

The 4GB variant rumored specs are

  • 2304 CUDA cores
  • 18 RT cores
  • 72 Tensors
  • 128-bit bus too

The specs do vary from the rumored ones and so far Nvidia hasn’t announced a 4GB variant but that may come down the line. So this card is a good entryway into the ray-tracing, which along with DLSS support can bring much more performance than expected from a more budget card. That is if you can actually buy one these days.

RTX 3050 release date

The desktop version of the RTX 3050 was recently announced to be on January 27. We expect that we will see retailers begin to list their RTX 3050 SKUs ahead of time.

RTX 3050 price & pre-order

The Nvidia RTX 3050 will start at $249 USD. This means that this will be an excellent entry-level option for most gamers, meaning that you can finally access things like Ray-Tracing and DLSS at a budget price.

RTX 3050 Ti

As of yet, the RTX 3050 Ti has not been announced. However, with Nvidia announcing Ti versions for each of its other Ti cards it is likely to be coming further down the line.

RTX 3050 & RTX 3050 Ti Gaming Laptops – US

Unsatisfied with the offering or seeing stock issues? Check out some of the RTX 3050 & RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptops that are already available to purchase and pre-order.

Best Buy

RTX 3050 & RTX 3050 Ti Gaming Laptops – UK

Scan

Overclockers

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After taking apart and tinkering with the home PC and other electronics, Seb went to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester to try and explore everything in parts. After he graduated he realised how different the adult world was and decided to pursue work in the tech industry after spending too much time playing games (mostly CS:GO), keeping up with everything tech, and being everyone's go-to for PCs.

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