Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 restock updates from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and more
May 22, 2021
On the hunt for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics card? Get in line. Between the pandemic that forced people to stay home and game more and the explosion in cryptocurrency mining, demand is sky high for Nvidia's new Ampere GPU. Finding a new RTX 3000 card is next to impossible; the GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 have been perpetually out of stock since they were released. You'd have better luck tracking down a PS5 or locating an Xbox Series X console than finding a new RTX GPU for your gaming rig. Nvidia is not deaf to your cries for an RTX 3000 series GPU. It tweaked the RTX 3060's driver to discourage crypto miners from snatching up the card and will soon release new versions of the higher-end cards with the same restriction. Labeled as "Lite Hash Rate" or LHR cards, they will will throttle back performance if they detect that you are mining using the Ethereum algorithm. Fear not, gamers: These cards will run at full speed for games. The new LHR cards will begin shipping in late May. Despite Nvidia's efforts to get the RTX 3060 into the hands of gamers from the start, it's out of stock everywhere -- along with the rest of its RTX 3000-series siblings. You can find it on eBay or StockX, but be prepared to pay three or four times its $330 retail price. If you aren't willing to shell out $1,000 and up for an RTX 3060, then keep this page bookmarked. To aid your efforts in finding an RTX 3060 card that's actually in stock and available to purchase, we've linked below to product listing pages of the major retailers for the cards from the various manufacturers -- namely Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac. There is no Founders Edition of the card from Nvidia, but you can check Nvidia's site to see the different flavors of the RTX 3060 sold by its partners and check inventory.