Is it worth upgrading from RTX 2060 to RTX 3060 Ti?
With the RTX 30 series release, many people consider updating their current graphic cards, but is it worth the money? Short answer: Yes, it is worth upgrading, that is if you can find one in stock at the MSRP price.
On paper, RTX 30 series is everything that the gamer community ever wanted. Comparing RTX 2060 to RTX 3060 Ti, the upgrade would result in a performance boost of 41% (check benchmarks ), with only an 18% increase in price. The only problem with the upgrading is that all major retailers are experiencing a tremendous supply shortage. To some extent, this is due to the recent price and popularity boom of cryptocurrencies. However, the more significant issues remain the sheer demand for these cards and internal supply issues due to COVID.
Nvidia itself concluded that the new RTX 30 series graphics cards are still going to sparse in the first quarter of 2021, and with current demand, it would not be surprising to see such shortages up to towards the end of 2021.