A GeForce RTX 3050 could set you back as much as $489 according to new price chart
Regular GPU prices can't come back fast enough.
What you need to know
- The GeForce RTX 3050's various prices have been revealed via a review of the graphics card.
- YouTube channel Gamers Nexus spilled the beans, showing a table that displays each partner's pricing structure for their RTX 3050 releases.
- According to the table, ASUS is willing to charge you as much as $489 for a variant of the card.
Which would you rather spend $500 on: An Xbox Series X or a GeForce RTX 350 graphics card? The latter doesn't have the power to beat out the best graphics cards, and yet somehow, it's apparently going to be costing what those cards did in pre-pandemic times, before the mass hysteria of 2020 onward.
As spotted by ever-watchful VideoCardz, an RTX 3050 review on YouTube posted by Gamers Nexus has revealed NVIDIA partners' pricing breakdowns for their various 3050 releases.
You can watch the full review to see the table fresh from the source and get thoughts on the RTX 3050, if you're so inclined. Otherwise, just check out the still image below:
As that table reveals, we live in a world where ASUS may be charging $489 for a variant of the RTX 3050. You'll notice all the partners have one variant on offer at a far less contentious $249 tag, but from there, the sky's the limit.
Why are we still here, in this skewed market? Just to suffer? Every night, we can feel the echoes of retailer listings from 2019...
To give the situation some context, the years (shivers) of astronomical GPU price hikes come as a result of the global chip shortage, which the U.S. government recently released a detailed report on. It's worth noting some analysts predict GPU prices will stabilize by the end of 2022.
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