NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB Custom Model From GALAX Listed Online For Over $400 US, Sold Out Within Hours

Preliminary listings for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 8GB graphics cards have started appearing online, and as expected, the card is priced well above its MSRP.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Custom Model Graphics Cards Listed Online For Huge Price Over $400 US And Still Out Of Stock

A few days ago, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB graphics card was rumored to have a much better deal than the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti combined. However, third-party vendors, retailers, and distributors, none of them care about MSRP these days. They know that they can charge extra and that people will still be willing to pay higher prices for their products. Such is the dire state of the GPU and the tech industry in general right now.

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This has been seen once again in the latest listing of GALAX’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB custom model. The GALAKURO Gaming variant ‘GG-RTX3050-E8GB/SF’, in particular, was spotted on Amazon Japan for a price of 50,138 Japanese Yen, which converts to $440 USD. While the card is currently out of stock, a few hours ago, it was for sale as demonstrated in the screenshot below. Momomo_EN. However, it appears that all shares (quantity unknown) were purchased at the price mentioned. It’s funny and sad at the same time that this card that was supposed to be officially released on January 27 went on sale two weeks earlier.

A custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB graphics card was listed on Amazon Japan for over $400 USD and sold out within hours. (Image credits: Momomo_US)

And it’s not even like it’s a high-end variant or a premium design. The GALAKURO Gaming features a standard PCB, a non-factory overclock layout, and a plastic shroud that features just a single fan in the middle. The cover extends beyond the PCB and there isn’t even a backplate, while power is provided via a single 8-pin connector. The card has the standard triple DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 interface.

So, putting things in perspective, you can expect 50% to 80% price inflation over MSRP. This particular card is 76% more expensive than the MSRP and it seems like most gamers expecting the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB to be available for around $300 max should forget about it. NVIDIA has said that the shortage is expected to subside by the second half of 2022, although this pricing issue doesn’t seem to have much to do with the shortage anymore and everyone is trying to make that extra profit while using the “shortage” as a shield to avoid a big consumer backlash. It’s like AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said, “You can find them, you’re just not willing to pay for them.”

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB graphics card

Just like the GeForce RTX 3060, the GeForce RTX 3050 will also feature the GA106 GPU but in a reduced configuration. The card will have 20 SM units and 2560 CUDA cores with a TGP of 130 Watts. The entry-level graphics card will also have 8GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 memory and run over a 128-bit wide bus interface for a total bandwidth of 224GB/s. The graphics card has an MSRP of $249 USD and will launch in various custom flavors on January 27.

In terms of performance, the GeForce RTX 3050 8GB graphics card will deliver over 60 FPS at 1080p across multiple AAA titles and further extend the performance rating by using 2nd Gen RT and new Tensor cores, marking a big jump over the GeForce GTX. 1650 graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 ‘SUPER’ Series Graphics Card Specifications

Graphics card name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
GPU name GA102-350 Amp? Amp GA102-300 Amp GA102-225 GA102-220 Amp? Amp GA102-200 Amp GA104-400 Amp GA104-400 Amp GA104-300 Amp GA104-200 Amp GA106-300 Amp GA106-150
process node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
die size 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 276mm2 276mm2
transistors 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion 13.2 billion 13.2 billion
CUDA-colors 10752 10496 10240 8960 8704 6144 6144 5888 4864 3584 2560
TMU/ROP 336 / 112 328 / 112 320 / 112 280 / 104 272 / 96 184 / 96 184 / 96 184 / 96 152 / 80 112 / 64 to be confirmed
Tensor cores / RT 336 / 84 328 / 82 320 / 80 280 / 70 272 / 68 184 / 46 184 / 46 184 / 46 152 / 38 112 / 28 to be confirmed
basic watch 1560MHz 1400MHz 1365MHz to be confirmed 1440MHz to be confirmed 1575MHz 1500MHz 1410MHz 1320MHz 1550MHz
boost clock 1860MHz 1700MHz 1665MHz to be confirmed 1710MHz to be confirmed 1770MHz 1730MHz 1665MHz 1780MHz 1780MHz
FP32 Computing 40 TFLOPS 36 TFLOPS 34 TFLOPS to be confirmed 30 TFLOPS to be confirmed 22 TFLOPS 20 TFLOPS 16 TFLOPS 13 TFLOPS 9.1 TFLOP
RT TFLOP 74 EFLOPs 69 TFLOPS 67 TFLOPS to be confirmed 58 TFLOPS to be confirmed 44 TFLOPS 40 TFLOPS 32 TFLOPS 25 TFLOPS 18.2 TFLOP
Tensioner-TOP to be confirmed 285 tops 273 tops to be confirmed 238 tops to be confirmed 183 tops 163 tops 192 tops 101 tops 72.8 tops
memory capacity 24GB GDDR6X 24GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X 10GB GDDR6X 16GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
memory bus 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 320 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 192 bit 192 bit
memory speed 21Gb/s 19.5Gbps 19Gbps 19Gbps 19Gbps 21Gb/s 19Gbps 14Gb/s 14Gb/s 16Gb/s 14Gb/s
Broadband 1008GB/s 936GB/s 912Gb/s 912Gb/s 760GB/s 672GB/s 608GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 384GB/s 224GB/s
TGP 450W 350W 350W 350W 320W ~300W 290W 220W 175W 170W 130W
Price (MSRP / FE) $1499 US $1499 US $1199 $999 dollars? $699 US $599 dollars? $599 US $499 US $399 US $329 US $249 US
Release (Availability) January 27, 2022 September 24, 2020 June 3, 2021 January 11, 2022 September 17, 2020 Q1 2022? June 10, 2021 October 29, 2020 December 2, 2020 February 25, 2021 January 27, 2022

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