Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications Leak – Low-End RTX?

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications Leak - Low-End RTX?

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications Leak – Low-End RTX?

With the RTX 30 series, Nvidia’s bringing the full benefits of their RTX feature set to lower-end products, hoping to deliver the benefits of ray tracing and DLSS to the PC gaming masses. 

On Twitter, @koptite7kimi, a reliable leaker of Nvidia product specifications, has reported that Nvidia plans to release an RTX 3050 graphics card with 2304 CUDA cores and a TGP of 90 watts. 

Given this graphics card’s RTX branding, it is probably that this graphics card will feature support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing and feature the company’s tensor cores. These features will bring AI upscaling and ray tracing to lower-end products, which will be beneficial for many gaming and productivity workloads. 

This increase in core count would represent a huge boost in hardware capabilities over today’s GTX 1650 graphics card, which only features 896 CUDA cores. Even after considering the implications of Nvidia’s Ampere architecture, it looks like Nvidia’s RTX 3050 will feature 18 SMs, while the GTX 1650 only features 14. With Ampere offering gamers more performance per SM, Nvidia’s RTX 3050 is set to deliver users a huge performance boost over its Turing-based predecessor. 

At this time, the memory configuration of Nvidia’s rumoured RTX 3050 is unknown.    

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications Leak - Low-End RTX?  

If these specifications are accurate, Nvidia’s RTX 3050 should prove to be an incredibly capable graphics card for lower-end gaming PCs and laptops. Adding RTX series features to lower-end products should help bring more performance-friendly ray tracing implementations to games, making the feature a lot more prevalent in future PC and console titles. 

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