Secretly, quietly and quietly – that’s probably Nvidia’s motto with regard to their new edition of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050.
After the hype surrounding the launch of the new SUPER series, Nvidia has released a revised GeForce RTX 3050. The graphics cards have been available since Wednesday evening and in most cases cost less than 200 euros. However, the lower costs are also reflected in the performance. In order to keep the price below 200 euros, Nvidia has made some compromises compared to the previous model, but not exclusively.
New performance at a glance
(6 GB)CUDA-Cores25602304Rate1.55 /1.78 GHz1.04/1.47 GHzStorage8 GB GDDR66 GB GDDR6Interface128-bit96-bitPower consumption130 W70 WRay Tracing Cores2nd Generation2nd GenerationTensor Core3rd Generation3rd Generation
The first point would be the reduced memory. Instead of a VRAM of 8 GB GDDR6, Nvidia now uses 6 GB GDDR6 with a 96-bit memory interface in this version. Furthermore, Nvidia decided to use a different chip for this card. While the old version still uses the GA106-150 chip with 2,560 shader units, Nvidia uses a GA107-325 with 2,304 CUDA cores in the new version. The base clock of the new card is now 1.04 GHz and the boost clock of 1.47 GHz, while the base clock of the old card was a base clock of 1.55 GHz and a boost clock of 1.78 GHz.
However, the slightly lower performance also brings an advantage in terms of power consumption. Thanks to the lower 70 watts of power, you don’t need an external power connection. The RTX 3050 6GB draws its power directly via the PCI-E slot on the mainboard.
With the release of the new edition of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, this makes it the cheapest graphics card in the manufacturer’s RTX series. Of course there are also different cost models. The cheapest model is currently the Gainward GeForce RTX 3050 Pegasus at 179.90 euros. As always, you can find a large selection of GeForce RTX 3050 models here at ALTERNATE.