Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is reportedly already on sale – just not to you

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Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti is purportedly already on sale, at least in Saudi Arabia where one retailer has apparently jumped the gun and ignored the official release schedule for the graphics card.

Of course, we must remember that the RTX 3060 Ti is still at this point only a rumored card – although convincing images have just been leaked – but still, we obviously have to take this particular story with a hefty helping of salt.

Videocardz believes a new image shared by the Saudi Arabian retailer – known as ‘Silicon Valley’ – to be genuine, even if the pic provided with the product listing on the site is a fake (rather oddly). 

And indeed the retailer also shared a video clip of the packaging of the Gigabyte 3060 Ti Eagle graphics card, which would be difficult to fake of course – check it out below (Twitter leaker harukaze5719 was the first to surface this story).

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The boxed Gigabyte 3060 Ti graphics cards certainly look real enough in that video, although the manner in which it’s shot doesn’t exactly help…

Not long to wait

You can make up your own mind regarding the legitimacy of all this, naturally, but it would appear to reinforce the rumor that the RTX 3060 Ti is indeed imminent, considering it comes on top of further leaked images we saw yesterday.

Originally this purported Ampere graphics card was expected to arrive at some point in November, but the latest speculation now points to a slight delay and early December release.

The theory is that the RTX 3060 Ti will have 4,864 CUDA cores, along with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and a price point of around $400 (about £300, AU$560). The price quoted by the Saudi Arabian retailer is 3,699 Saudi Riyal which translates to around $990 (or about £760, AU$1,370), but that obviously won’t be anything like representative of Nvidia’s final price tag for the GPU in other regions.

Meanwhile, the GPU grapevine is also full of chatter regarding a potential vanilla RTX 3060 and most interestingly an RTX 3050 Ti which could both be out in January 2021.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).