GeForce RTX 3050 Released and Sold Out

NVIDIA announces the chance to "Step Up To RTX" with the launch of its new GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards. Whether this is a good idea or not is moot, as the new cards are reportedly already "out of stock everywhere." Here's word on the cards, which interestingly chooses to rub the release in the faces of those of us continually thwarted by the ongoing unavailability of current graphics cards:
GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards come equipped with 2nd generation RT Cores for ray tracing, 3rd gen Tensor Cores for DLSS and AI, and 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory. Meaning, for the first time, you can play ray-traced games on a 50-class GPU at over 60 FPS. RTX-powered ray tracing and DLSS are the new standard in gaming (there are already over 200 RTX-enhanced games and apps), and the GeForce RTX 3050 makes them accessible to millions of gamers.

Venerable previous-gen 50-class cards are fast falling behind in popular rasterized titles, they lack the performance for competitive gaming in the most popular shooters, they’re unable to offer their users transformative ray-traced effects that take image quality to the next level, and they can’t benefit from the miraculous performance boosts offered by NVIDIA DLSS.