The NVIDIA RTX 3060 provides a perfect balance between price and performance. Due to the 3060’s 3584 CUDA cores, the performance sits between RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, while the MSRP is only set at $329. Purchasing the card at the official MSRP is a dream for many gamers these days. The situation has worsened as European retailers have raised the card’s MSRP to $600 USD (EUR 499), which is twice the official MSRP and 50% more than Europe’s MSRP.
A Videocardz user, the Determinator, discovered the increase in prices. Although NVIDIA tries its best that the retailer’s trade at the MSRP but retailers avoid this by canceling the previous pre-orders, which forces customers to reorder at inflated prices. One can say that NVIDIA can’t do much while following the rules and regulations of a free market, but they can limit or restrict supplies in case the retailer fails to trade at the set MSRP.
A couple of European retailers have set the price to a whopping $835 USD ( 689 EUR), which is almost thrice the original MSRP.
The RTX 3060 has the highest allocation among all the RTX 30 series cards, but considering the crypto craze demand for these GPUs, the free market will for sure keep inflating the prices.
Pakistani retailers have already been spotted selling the RTX 3060 even before its official launch at $750. The only way for gamers to get this card is through pre-built machines as the major OEMs like HP, Dell, and Alienware have the power to enforce reasonable MSRPs.