The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 well be able to be purchased today (February 25th, 2021) at 6am PT / 1pm GMT and pricing will start at $329. There is no Founder Edition model to purchase, but there will be plenty of third party add-in-boards from manufacturers like ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, Palit and others. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black model that we used for this launch review was found to be a great little card. At under 8-inches it is one of the smallest cards that we have been sent in recent months, but it packs a powerful punch. It was able to perform better than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER that launched at $399 and was trading blows with the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT in many of the benchmarks.
Overclocking the GeForce RTX 3060 Black resulted in a positive experience and we got a nice performance boost with the higher clock speeds. It looks like NVIDIA successfully limited some cryptocurrency mining performance and that should slow the number of gaming cards that are bought up by miners. That said, there are many alt coins that can be mined and NVIDIA hasn’t introduced performance penalties on all of them.
Legit Bottom Line: The EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black is a great card and hopefully you’ll be able to find one available to purchase without having to wait many months.