Finding RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti stock for their respective MSRPs has been incredibly challenging since both GPUs launched, with no signs of slowing up any time soon, unfortunately.
Both the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti remain to be one of the more sought-after video cards on the market, and definitely, one of the best graphics cards you can buy, due to their entry-level costs but huge performance potential for both Full HD and 1440p especially.
- Check US RTX 3060 stock: Amazon | Newegg | Best Buy
- Check UK RTX 3060 stock: Amazon | Currys | Ebuyer | Box | CCL
- Check US RTX 3060 Ti stock: Amazon | Newegg | Best Buy | Walmart
- Check UK RTX 3060 Ti stock: Amazon | Currys | Overclockers UK | Ebuyer | Box
The main differences between the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti are the amount of CUDA cores and GDDR6 memory. The former is running 3,584 CUDA cores with 12GB VRAM and the latter utilizes 4,864 CUDA cores with 8GB VRAM.
Numbers aside, the RTX 3060 Ti performs better than the newer RTX 3060 video card, so if you have the option between the two, we urge the Ti variant overall for stronger performance despite its lower memory capacity.
RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti prices
The RTX 3060 line, in either of its configurations, impresses based upon its price-to-performance ratio, especially when considering that the RTX 3060 carries a $329 / £300 price tag and the RTX 3060 Ti has an MSRP of $399 and an RRP of £369 - not that you can currently find either video card for their retail prices online at the moment.
It's the same story that we've seen with RTX 3080 stock and RTX 3070 stock; you're going to have to pay more than anticipated for either the RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti models right now, however, through certain online retailers, it isn't too much of a mark-up in most cases considering the specific manufacturer variants.
Where to buy RTX 3060
Where to buy RTX 3060 - US
Nvidia RTX 3060 | From $329 (Check Amazon)
At this point in time, Amazon is pretty much completely out of any kind of RTX 3060 stock, though it's likely that, should a restock happen, Amazon would be one of the first places to get them in sooner than most.
Nvidia RTX 3060 | From $329 (Check Best Buy)
Best Buy had a large-scale in-store RTX 30 series restock take place starting on October 1, with some of the larger stores having GPU stock over the weekend. Graphics cards were limited to one model per person. It should be noted, we saw RTX 3060s, and RTX 3060 Ti, be restocked at this retailer back in August, so it's definitely worth watching Best Buy for video cards.
Where to buy RTX 3060 - UK
Nvidia RTX 3060 | From £300 (Check Amazon)
The cheapest RTX 3060 graphics card available from Amazon right now is the ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3060 for £649.99 - which all things considered isn't the worst that we've seen this particular model sell for over the past few months. We recommend waiting for a proper restock though.
Nvidia RTX 3060 | From £300 (Check EBuyer)
There isn't much in the way of standalone RTX 3060 GPUs in stock at EBuyer, but you can currently pick up a massive bundle featuring an Intel i7-11700K with an RTX 3060 graphics card, and MAG Z590 motherboard all FOR £999 which is incredible value for money, given that the card on its own is over half of that cost.
Nvidia RTX 3060 | From £300 (Check Box)
There are a few RTX 3060 graphics cards available from Box right now starting from £649.99 from Gigabyte. There are also some fantastic gaming laptops, such as the Gigabyte G5 for just £999.97 that feature the graphics card inside; which we think is an excellent value for money.
Where to buy RTX 3060 Ti
Where to buy RTX 3060 Ti - US
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From $399 (Check Amazon)
You can currently find a few RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards through the world's largest online retailer right now, but they are priced above the Founders Edition MSRP. If you're after a video card and can spend a little extra, then it's worth looking into at least.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From $399 (Check Best Buy)
Best Buy had an in-store RTX 30 series restock event on October 1 at participating stores. RTX 3060 Ti stock was available at the vast majority of stores in very limited quantities, and Best Buy did have RTX 3060, and RTX 3060 Ti, video cards available in late August, so we highly recommend keeping a close watch on this retailer in the near future.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From $399 (Check Newegg)
Newegg is light on standalone RTX 3060 Ti GPUs at the moment, but there are several prebuilt systems priced competitively that are definitely worth another look, such as this ABS Master RTX 3060 Ti gaming PC which is currently on sale for $1,199.99 with some respectable specs.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | $399 (Check Walmart)
Prices for the RTX 3060 Ti GPU from Walmart have been very high recently, but we recommend having a look as some cheaper options have crept through over the past few months. You definitely shouldn't be spending $900+ though.
Where to buy RTX 3060 Ti - UK
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From £369 (Check Amazon)
You can currently pick up an RTX 3060 Ti from £699 from Amazon, which isn't the worst markup that we've seen this year, as the card has averaged the £800-900 mark throughout most of 2021. We advise waiting for a restock if you're able to, however.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From £369 (Check Currys)
The best price that we can currently find on the RTX 3060 Ti from Currys is a PNY model for £650 which all things considered is cheaper than the current going rate. We advise picking up a gaming laptop, such as the Asus TUF Dash F15 for £929, or a gaming PC, like the Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3060 Ti PC for £1,749.99.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From £369 (Check EBuyer)
This retailer has some of the fairest prices for the standalone GPUs as well as some exceptional deals on prebuilt rigs featuring the card. The cheapest we were able to find is £639.99 - which is better than some other stores (but still pricey). However, prebuilt PCs, such as this AlphaSync RTX 3060 Ti PC which is currently discounted to £1,199.99 (down from £1,300).
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From £369 (Check Box)
The cheapest price that we can currently find on RTX 3060 Ti stock at Box is £689.95 for a Gigabyte Gaming OC V2 model. It's worth stating, however, that an Asus TUF gaming F15 RTX 3060 laptop is retailing for £1,099.97 at the moment, so it could be the better proposition.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | From £369 (Check Overclockers UK)
There are currently quite a few RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards available from Overclockers for £649.99 from different manufacturers and styles, including that of Inno3D, Asus, Gigabyte, and more. It could be worth indulging in if you've been holding out for consistent stock this year.
Hope isn't lost completely for the rest of the RTX 30-series range; stock has been appearing sporadically throughout both the US and UK, but it could cost more than anticipated for the cards on their own.
If you're unsuccessful in picking up an RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti today, then the Black Friday graphics card deals should be another great opportunity, too.