Nvidia’s newest graphics card is being offered at exorbitant prices even before it goes on sale


No time right now?

Actually, the Geforce RTX 3060 is not yet on the market. Apparently, this does not prevent resellers from offering Nvidia’s new mid-range graphics card at inflated prices online.

Due to their low availability and high demand, Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 30 series graphics cards are a popular target for scalpers who use bots to buy up large parts of the inventory of online shops in order to then resell them at inflated prices. Now the somewhat less powerful Geforce RTX 3060 is being offered online at exorbitant prices – the graphics card will not be officially released until February 25th.

According to the online publisher Videocardz, which specializes in graphics cards, three Geforce RTX 3060s manufactured by Gigabyte have already been offered for sale on a Belarusian trading platform.  The  seller charges the equivalent of around 887 euros per piece. For comparison: Nvidia’s recommended retail price is 329 euros.

It cannot be verified whether the seller was really able to secure three of the new graphics cards in advance. However, the ad contains photos of the packaging. © www.de24.news

 The  offer description states that one of the cards has been unpacked for testing purposes.

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© www.de24.news The  seller could be a disappointed crypto miner

Videocardz speculates that the seller purchased the graphics cards for crypto mining, but was then possibly unsatisfied with the performance. © www.de24.news

 The  RTX graphics cards are also hard to come by because they are good for crypto mining.

To counteract this fact, Nvidia has integrated a mechanism into the RTX 3060 that is supposed to recognize when the card is being used for mining. © www.de24.news

 The n the hashrate is automatically reduced by about half. This should make the map less interesting for miners.

If the Belarusian offer is genuine, it could also simply be a scalper that has explicitly purchased the graphics cards for resale.

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