The wait is finally over.
The NDA for the GeForce RTX 3060 has been lifted as the graphics card is now “available” to purchase, and it must be said what a massive piece of shit the RTX 3060 actually is.
First and foremost the GeForce RTX 3060 comes fitted with the GA106 processing core albeit cut down to a measly 3584 (1792) CUDA cores, the GeForce RTX 3060 comes with 12GB of GDDR6 memory rated at 15 Gbps on a 192-bit memory interface with an effective bandwidth of 360 GB/s.
Though it must be said that a graphics card of this performance caliber has more VRAM than the RTX 3060 Ti, 3070 and even the 3080.
But of course before we get into its disgusting performance figures, let’s talk pricing and availability, the GeForce RTX 3060 has an official MSRP of $329 which is a huge far cry from actual listing prices.
Because once again it would seem that all available stock has already been sold out, despite the fact that the prices of the RTX 3060 were ranging from well over $450 USD.
However the clear favorite of which happens to be the EVGA XC which has been listed across multiple retailers for just $390 USD, still nowhere near the MSRP of the RTX 3060 but a far cry from the gouged trash that you see after it.
We’ve seen previous listings of the RTX 3060 before its official release reaching even 600 EURO, we’ve seen Pakistani merchant dealers selling gouged trash GALAX and PALIT cards for the equivalent of $749 USD.
And yet people are suddenly surprised that on the big launch day local listings happen to follow the same trend at $500 USD or thereabouts? Upon a quick inspection towards a local Australian retailer shows just how dire the situation is worldwide.
Because in Australia, the RTX 3060 starts from 719 AUD or $558 USD but that’s sold out… obviously so moving on up to a garbage single-fan MINI PNY variant for just 749 AUD or $581 USD. However majority of the graphics cards that aren’t complete shit start at 799 AUD or just $620 USD while the highest end models can be found for 999 AUD or $775 USD.
But didn’t NVIDIA seemingly rectify the issue that plagues Ampere which would be cryptocurrency miners…. right?
Because with the RTX 3060 it may be the first Ampere based graphics card to feature a gimp to mining performance, the actual performance restriction actually only kicks in when the GPU detects that it’s mining Ethereum.
The cryptocurrency mining nerf doesn’t actually kick in if you’re mining something else on a different algorithm such as either VEIL, Conflux or Ravencoin which will still net the user with a hefty profit each and every day.
So all in all this touted mining nerf only disrupts the end consumer who mines part time while miners can circumvent the issue with ease. Thanks Jensen.
So the RTX 3060 features a gimp to its ETH hash rate and still happens to be jacked up by just under 50% from its MSRP on store shelves. This is nothing short of a token gesture from NVIDIA as the price gouging continues to persist on such an entry-level product.
So what about performance?
Because it’s obvious at this point that GrabblerTuber “reviewers” and “influencers” have received almost the entire world’s supply of the GeForce RTX 3060 and of course NVIDIA mandates strict guidelines and policies when it comes to the review process of their graphics cards.
So of course no matter where you look you’re going to see GrabblerTuber faggots pretend to act disgruntled while still praising its performance.
Of course you can view one of the gorillion reviews from the review roundup, kindly orchestrated by Videocardz but there’s one thing that remains perfectly clear no matter the video or article you view.
GrabblerTubers are singing its praise against the likes of the GTX 1060 and RTX 2060 in the standardized review titles such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Cyberpunk 2077 and Total War Three Kingdoms. But of course with RTX enabled whenever possible, and yet they still cannot hide the fact that the RTX 3060 is a marginal improvement over the previous generations RTX 2060 Super which itself wasn’t exactly a whole league above the standard RTX 2060.
The RTX 3060 is convincingly beaten by the Radeon RX 5700 XT which is also a last generation product but more importantly the RTX 3060 Ti eclipses this 3060 by 25-30% which according to NVIDIA’s fake and gay MSRP prices is only “$70 more”. So why would anyone buy this piece of shit?
If we wanted RTX 2060 Super performance around the ballpark of ~$350 within the last two years you would’ve been better off buying an RX 5700 non-XT.
You’re never going to find an RTX 3060 at its MSRP of $329, NVIDIA would be better off labeling these cards as having an MSRP of just a single dollar at this point. The performance is horrible given its pricing, a 2060 Super on sale would’ve been cheaper and provided you with identical performance, a Radeon RX 5700 XT which before the whole mining boom was widely available for less than $400 USD.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is quite possibly the biggest piece of shit the company has produced in years, as it gets absolutely thrashed by the 3060 Ti “for $399”.
Honestly with such laughable performance and pricing the GeForce RTX 3060 is a massive ripoff. The card itself is guaranteed DOA trash if you could even find it available for purchase at all, let alone for less than $450 USD.
Consumers shouldn’t expect to pay more than $249 for such a garbage product, and yet because it’s NVIDIA and because it’s supposed to be the “mainstream” option it’s probably going to be extremely popular among gaymers and most certainly profitable for the big H.