It is now the easiest time to get your hands on an RTX 3050, with stock at countless retailers and rates for the card declining. Prices are near to the MRSP at the moment, making it one of the best times to pick up the GPU. Now is an ideal time to get yourself a video card ready for ray-traced 1080p60 for less.
The best RTX 3050 stock price we've been able to verify in the US is the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC GAMING for $319.80 (was $360) (opens in new tab). This is one of the cheapest rates we've seen since the entry-level Ampere video card was released at the beginning of the year. In the UK, we're now seeing RTX 3050 stock available under the £299 mark, with the cheapest being the Palit GeForce RTX 3050 StormX for £278.99 (opens in new tab).
If you're interested in more affordable GPUs, then we're also frequently updating our cheap graphics card deals with many options for the budget-builders out there looking to get the best value for money.
RTX 3050 price
The RTX 3050 carries a starting MSRP of $249 / £239, however, as there is no Founders Edition version, the actual retail rates will largely be dictated by Nvidia's partners. Keep in mind that the RTX 3050 isn't exactly one of the best graphics cards from a technical level, but it will do admirably to fill the gap if you've struggled between GPU generations.
In our Gigabyte RTX 3050 Eagle OC review, we found that the entry-level Ampere graphics card: "gets a lot right and accurately achieves its 1080p60 goal while pushing Nvidia's latest technologies in full force". The modest specs are more-than-enough for today's games, so long as you don't mind keeping DLSS engaged in one form or another.
If you're after affordably priced portable hardware, too, then we recommend checking out the best RTX 3050 laptop deals as well.
Where to find RTX 3050 stock in August 2022
Where to buy RTX 3050 - US
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From $249 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)
The cheapest RTX 3050 stock available at Amazon right now is the EVGA RTX 3050 XC for $329.99 (opens in new tab) just to name a few. More units are available at rates hovering around and around the $350 mark.
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From $249 (Check Best Buy) (opens in new tab)
Best Buy has several RTX 3050 graphics cards available for fairly reasonable rates, though, keep in mind some listings are classed as open box. You can currently pick up the Gigabyte RTX 3050 Eagle OC for $329.99 (opens in new tab) and the Gigabyte RTX 3050 Gaming OC for $339.99 (was $380) (opens in new tab).
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From $249 (Check Newegg) (opens in new tab)
The cheapest RTX 3050 stock at Newegg that we've found is the EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC GAMING for $319.80 (was $360) (opens in new tab). We've also got Gigabyte RTX 3050 Eagle for $329.99 (was $350) (opens in new tab). These are some of the cheapest entry-level Ampere video cards since they launched at the beginning of the year.
Where to buy RTX 3050 - UK
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From £239 (Check Overclockers UK) (opens in new tab)
Overclockers UK has some of the cheapest RTX 3050 online right now, as you can get your hands on the Zotac GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge LHR for £299.99 (opens in new tab)and the Asus GeForce RTX 3050 Phoenix LHR for £299.99 (was £330) (opens in new tab).
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From £239 (Check Ebuyer) (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer has some competitively priced RTX 3050 stock available right now, including the Palit RTX 3050 StormX for £294.99 (opens in new tab) This listing is actually cheaper than a lot of RTX 3050 stock which was available at launch.
Nvidia RTX 3050 | From £239 (Check Amazon) (opens in new tab)
Amazon UK has many RTX 3050 graphics cards for around the £300 mark available for purchase, including the Asus Dual RTX 3050 OC for £319.98 (was £349) (opens in new tab). More graphics cards are available upwards of the £320 mark.
If you've wanted to try your hand at picking up some other cards in the RTX 30 series line, this is the best way to do it, with prices and availability on the individual cards as well as laptop and desktop configurations available, too.
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