NVIDIA RTX 3050 Specifications Leaked Online, Aimed at Budget Gaming Segment

Nvidia RTX 3050

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050 series of graphics cards have been known now for quite a while. They are expected to launch soon for both desktop and mobility platforms and their specifications leaked out a few weeks ago. Today, specifications of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card have been confirmed and were posted on the Chinese tech platform Bilibili.

The specifications were leaked in the form of a GPU-Z screenshot and the news was shared by Videocardz. The GeForce RTX 3050 series cards will be targeting the budget gaming segment with desktop cards priced within a sub-$250 US range while the laptops based on these cards will retail at under $599 US considering the RTX 3060 laptops start at $999 US.

Nvidia RTX 3050

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card is based on the Ampere GA107 GPU (N20Z-QS1-A1 GPU SKU). The GPU features 16 SM units which translate to 2048 CUDA cores. According to the GPU-Z screenshot, which was leaked, it has a base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 795 MHz but these are most probably incorrect.

The GPU also carries 4 GB of GDDR6 video memory which operates across a 128-bit bus at speeds of 12 Gbps, delivering a total bandwidth of 192 GB/s. According to the source, the RTX 3050 GPU was running on a Dell laptop with a PCIe Gen 3.0 interface.

That suggests that the laptop was either running on an AMD Ryzen 5000 or an Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU-based notebook. The specifications of the RTX 3050 Ti were also leaked out a couple of weeks ago.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti has 20 SMs which translates to 2560 CUDA cores. By the looks of it, the 3050 Ti will utilize the full-fat GA107 GPU. In the leaked specification, the 3050 Ti was seen running with a boost clock of 1.03 GHz.

The card has 4 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 128-bit bus interface. NVIDIA is likely to feature 12 Gbps memory modules so we can expect a total bandwidth of 192 GB/s. The TDP is currently not known but considering the specifications, we can expect a sub-100W TDP for the 3050 Ti.

Coming to the pricing, the RTX 3050 Ti is expected to be set at around $229-$279 US while the RTX 3050 will be around the sub-$200 US range. We can expect more details on these cards along with several laptop configurations in the coming months.

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