NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 confirmed to start from RM1200 in Malaysia
NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 3050 is definitely going to be the most affordable GeForce RTX series card ever, with it slated to start from just $249. While we usually have to pay quite a bit more for our tech gadgets, it seems that NVIDIA is very aggressively pricing the GeForce RTX 30 series cards in Malaysia, with the cards expected to start from just RM1200.
NVIDIA: GeForce RTX 3050 to start from RM1200
NVIDIA confirmed this on their landing page for the GeForce RTX 3050, with the text “starting at RM1200.” The last time they did this with the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090, ASUS assumed the mantle of offering the TUF Gaming cards at MSRP, so it would be interesting to see which of NVIDIA’s partners will offer the RM1200 GeForce RTX 3050 cards.
Now it is worth mentioning that usually there will only be one or two graphics cards that start at NVIDIA’s MSRPs, and if the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 launch was anything to go by, very limited supply of the cards at MSRP. This is also made worse by the fact that there are no Founders Edition cards for the GeForce RTX 3050. Still, it does provide a glimmer of hope to gamers who are hoping to be able to upgrade to the GeForce RTX 30 series graphics.
At RM1200, it seems that NVIDIA is directly gunning for the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, which is also available at a similar price point in Malaysia. If there is sufficient supply of the GeForce RTX 3050, NVIDIA will probably just make the Radeon RX 6500 XT irrelevant, with the former offering the widely supported NVENC encoder, DLSS and also generally better performance than AMD’s budget RDNA 2 offering.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Specs and Price in Malaysia
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (GA106)
|Clocks||Base Clock: 1552MHz
Boost Clock: 1777MHz
|Cores||2560 CUDA Cores
80 Tensor Cores
20 RT Cores
|Display outputs||3 x DisplayPort 1.4a
1 x HDMI 2.1
|Power connector(s)||Up to AIB|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x8|
Of course, this is all wishful thinking. If the past is an indicator of anything, the GeForce RTX 3050 will probably end up just as difficult to get as its bigger brethren. However given the rather limited VRAM bandwidth, maybe miners will be less interested in them, and we gamers will get a better chance of getting one in stock. Maybe.
Pokdepinion: RM1200 is definitely a very good starting price for gamers just getting their first GeForce RTX card. Hopefully we will get sufficient supply of these affordable cards!