Starting a thread for any stock or deals on RTX 3060 Ti cards similar to the RTX 3070 thread. Post any stock, prices, reviews, questions, etc here and hopefully we'll see some worthwhile deals soon.
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB has been leaked for months but only became official when the embargo lifted on Founders Edition card reviews overnight. AIB reviews will start coming out tonight when it is officially available for sale. Australia is only getting the AIB cards 'available to buy' from 11pm AEST Dec 2nd.
The RTX 3060 Ti matches or beats the RTX 2080 Super for performance, and is only around 15% slower than the RTX 3070 so is a great 1440p gaming card. It's also testing up to 40% faster than 2080S for FP32 tasks. As it includes DLSS 2.0 and Nvidia SAM (smart access memory) coming in future it should have a decent future uplift as games evolve. Testing shows it performs similarly to AMD's 6800, but with less memory, for a much cheaper RRP price.
Hardware wise, AIB cards use a single 8-pin power connector, and draw 200-220w so you won't need a monster power supply. It uses the same form factor as the RTX 3070, so you could probably use a brands 3070 dimensions to check if it fits your case.
Nvidia's own FE card has a $399USD RRP, which works out to just over $600AUD directly converted (with GST) making it great value for performance. AIB cards are starting to pop up but as expected prices are jacked. I'll post the first pricing I've spotted from Techbuy below.
Good luck scoring a decent deal in this market, and share the wins here if you do.