GeForce RTX 3060 Reviews

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs officially launch at noon EST today. Here's a new article covering the launch and this previous article has all the technical details. And while it's extremely likely that the GPUs will be scarce for the foreseeable future, as of this morning reviews for the new graphics cards are quite plentiful:

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natx wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 21:19:
sell your 1080TI on ebay for $700, enter newegg shuffle for a 3060.

Why sell a faster card for a slower one?
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natx wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 21:19:
sell your 1080TI on ebay for $700, enter newegg shuffle for a 3060.

If you sell your card first and pin your hopes on a Newegg raffle.... You're going to be without a graphics card for a while yet
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sell your 1080TI on ebay for $700, enter newegg shuffle for a 3060.
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Feb 25, 2021, 19:03
 
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saluk wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 17:55:
"launch"
https://youtu.be/Jj7IyBtYJHU
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Feb 25, 2021, 17:59
 
There was an article the other day here about the main big fabs in Asia already sinking in billions for for major upgrades and expansion. However that may be, they say we won't see that stuff until late 2022 or even 2023 before it's able to not only catch up but once again surpass demand.

I say why wait on them, open up some plants here!
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"launch"
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and now you can get the latest nvidia mid-range video card for the low, low price of $1899
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:49:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:55:
\what's the fallout?
Console makers win out because they can compete in bulk. PC Gaming dies, at least for modern graphically demanding titles.

No...not ever going to happen...this has been relentlessly predicted (falsely) for the last 20 years...;) Today, the PC market is huge--far, far larger than it has ever been. Aside from the fact that there is also a big shortage of consoles atm, the current console tech is 100% derived from x86 computer platforms (AMD x86.) R&D is always on the discrete GPU/CPU/APU side which trickles down in cheaper versions to the console markets over time.

The supply problems now are artificial but certainly also related to the huge sell out in 2020. PC peripheral demand in 2020 was some 64% above demand in 2019--and that's a lot of the reason for the shortages now. These companies simply weren't prepared for such a huge jump in demand and simply hadn't planned for it. Let's hope they get a better handle on things quickly. But it's difficult to know what effect the Chinese government (not Taiwan) is exerting to complicate matters.

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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 15:45:
IgWannA wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:53:
Electricity is so minimal, about 40 cents a day per card.
You can't make a blanket statement like that. Elec costs vary across the US. When I ran my mining rig I had to keep close tabs on value of ETH since some months it would have been cheaper to just buy the ETH. My 8 GPU setup cost between $100 and $300/month (in Georgia which has very low rates) depending on rates for that particular period.

I meant right now, with a 30 series card, the electricity costs are insignificant compared to the value of Eth - unless you're unlucky enough to be on a variable tariff in Texas.... Even in Hawaii, the most expensive state for electric (I'm googling this as I live in the UK) it'd be about 80 cents per day, but you'd mine $7. Unless the profitability dramatically shifts, which it won't for a few months, it will remain profitable, especially with these 30 series cards which hash much more efficiently than the previous gens.

https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/ethereum-mining_profitability.html#3m
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:55:
\what's the fallout?
Console makers win out because they can compete in bulk. PC Gaming dies, at least for modern graphically demanding titles.
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Feb 25, 2021, 15:48
 
German prices = 650€ = 700$ or, 230% above MSRP
Another vapor launch
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IgWannA wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:53:
Electricity is so minimal, about 40 cents a day per card.
You can't make a blanket statement like that. Elec costs vary across the US. When I ran my mining rig I had to keep close tabs on value of ETH since some months it would have been cheaper to just buy the ETH. My 8 GPU setup cost between $100 and $300/month (in Georgia which has very low rates) depending on rates for that particular period.
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I can tell you from an investor standpoint that there are legit million dollar+ companies buying bulk cards for mining work and they are making money or trying to. So our $300-$800 only goes so far when it comes to bulk purchases from these companies and unless crypto comes to a grinding halt, I don't see the video card market being in our favor for ages. Especially taking into consideration the lack of support/low consumer and global confidence for this shitty US administration and their weakening US Dollar.. crypto seems to be where too many people are headed.

So we may have to bite the pillow when it comes time to grab a new card. My only question will be - will game devs care and shape games based on the supporting hardware? If BF2143 shows up, but 25% of the intended audience (wild number I made up) wants to play the game, but can't, what's the fallout?
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Electricity is so minimal, about 40 cents a day per card.
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IgWannA wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 14:29:
306 also has half the mining capability of the 3060 Ti, so that makes it an even bigger step down considering the Ti can mine $7+ a day, so it would pay for the price difference in what, 10 days? I don't see the 3060 selling well.... but at least that might mean some people can get it for a reasonable price.
You also have to take into account elec costs, but yeah, you can recover some cost with mining. I'm curious if gimping the mining has unanticipated side effects in other areas, like Blender or dev like Unity or Unreal Engine.
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Basically the 3060 Ti is 30% more powerful but only 20% more expensive than the 3060, if you can get a hold of one. Normally there's a premium for a slightly more powerful GPU but this generation I guess not. 306 also has half the mining capability of the 3060 Ti, so that makes it an even bigger step down considering the Ti can mine $7+ a day, so it would pay for the price difference in what, 10 days? I don't see the 3060 selling well.... but at least that might mean some people can get it for a reasonable price.
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 12:47:
Problem I'm seeing is that all of the partner cards (for the 3080) are now north of an $800 MSRP. I'd rather buy a console for AAA games (and maybe VR) at this point and just stick with my 1080ti on my pc.

Part of that is the Tarriffs that kicked in earlier this year, at least for the US.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Problem I'm seeing is that all of the partner cards (for the 3080) are now north of an $800 MSRP. I'd rather buy a console for AAA games (and maybe VR) at this point and just stick with my 1080ti on my pc.
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Feb 25, 2021, 12:38
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Feb 25, 2021, 12:38
 
Just check Part Picker Canada and there are a total of 4 3070's for sale - at MSRP surprisingly - and 0 of any of the other 3000 line. There are only 4 AMD 6000 cards by scalpers on Amazon.ca all at least $1000 over MSRP. There are only 3 AMD 5700s for sale as well - all $600+ over MSRP. Chip shortage? Uh yeah.


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