The RTX 3050 isn’t a bad graphics card, but it doesn’t hit the same sweet spot as the RTX 3060. It struggles to handle AAA gaming at 1080p today, and a few years down the line, those issues will be even more apparent.
Price is the biggest issue. When the initial stock of RTX 3050 cards is gone, it’s tough to say how much cheaper it’ll be than the RTX 3060, which sells for as high as $850. With how GPU prices are now, it’s better to invest in something that will last for a while, and that card is the RTX 3060.