No official statements from NVIDIA regarding the existence (although this has already been repeatedly confirmed by leaks) and the future announcement of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti video card has not yet been reported. However, the novelty is already on sale in Saudi Arabia. One local retailer claims that the graphics cards are in stock and available at his retail store as well as on his website.
Information about this appeared even today. Some Twitter users posted images of a Silicon Valley online store from Saudi Arabia showing a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Eagle with a three-fan cooling system.
Many Internet users considered this information unreliable, since literally at the same time, a leak of official renders of a similar model, but in the version with factory overclocking (OS), was published. They show that the younger model of the Ampere family uses two fans in its CO.
Meanwhile, the Silicon Valley store issued the following statement on its Facebook page:
“Some people didn’t believe us, and we blame you for that. But after this video you will believe. Exclusively in Saudi Arabia and before the official start of sales, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti model is already available in our showrooms, as well as in our online store “…
After that, the seller posted a video from his retail store, where several packages of Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Eagle graphics cards can be noted.
– 포시 포시 (@ harukaze5719) November 4, 2020
“A surprise for the whole Kingdom. [GeForce RTX 3060 Ti] has arrived and is available for purchase prior to its official release “, – added the Silicon Valley store.
By the way, the seller estimated the version of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 3666 Saudi riyals, which is about $ 986 at the current local exchange rate. According to forecasts, the official cost of the younger model Ampere will be less than $ 400. Thus, the store from Saudi Arabia “overestimated” it by more than 2 times. But this is not surprising at all. With a shortage of older models GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, many potential buyers of these video cards from this country complained that local sellers almost doubled their prices for them.
Earlier it was reported that the official release of the video card The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has allegedly been pushed back from the originally scheduled date of November 17 to December 2. Whether this is really so, we will find out relatively soon.
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