What you need to know
- PC gamers have suffered shortages of critical PC components since early 2020.
- Said shortages, which led to inflated prices and long waits for GPUs, seem to be going away.
- EVGA's massive 30-series restock is one more example of a potentially in-progress return to a healthier market.
Yes, you read that right: RTX 30-series GPUs are back in stock. And we're not just talking the ultra-high-end-sell-your-house-for-spare-change RTX 3090s, either. We're talking about the best graphics cards across the range of 30-series offerings. Whether you're after a 3090 Ti, an ARGB 10GB 3080, 3070 Ti, or $299 3050, they're all available (at the time of this post's initial writing).
For those of you who are strapped for cash but are still dying to get in on the RTX 30-series action, the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Gaming card is a perfectly viable option. And if you have more money to splurge, EVGA has a whole host of options at the upper echelons of the 30-series line. The only glaring omission is the lack of any 3060 cards in the restock notice. It would also have been nice to see a few more variants of 3050 and 3070 GPUs for sake of giving budget hunters more choice, but in PC gaming, we're beggars right now, not choosers, so the current menu ain't too shabby.
This restock notice arrives hot on the trail of an EVGA RTX 2060 model coming back into stock as well as another instance of 3080s returning to digital shelves. The uptick in card availability implies good things for analysts' estimates of stabilization in the consumer tech sector by the end of 2022.
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