ASUS releases a dual-fan RTX 3050 TUF Gaming GPU
The RTX 3050 TUF Gaming is 2.8 slots thick
Published: 12th April 2022 | Source: ASUS |
ASUS' latest RTX 3050 has an extra display output and a thick heatsink
ASUS has just launched a new RTX 3050 model, offering users a 2.8-slot heatsink design with two fans and RGB illuminated elements. Presenting the RTX 3050 TUF Gaming, a new RTX 3050 model that slots neatly between ASUS' existing ROG Strix and Phoenix models.
Currently, ASUS has single-fan (Phoenix), dual fan (TUF Gaming), and triple fan (ROG Strix) RTX 3050 models, a factor that makes ASUS' TUF Gaming and ROG Strix models appear overkill in terms of heatsink design. That said, oversized heatsinks will likely make these models cooler running and quieter than their lower-end counterparts, which is a useful feature for gamers wo enjoy quiet components.
With the RTX 3050 TUF Gaming, ASUS has kitted their graphics card out with three DisplayPort outputs and two HDMI 2.1 outputs. This is a non-standard display configuration that gives users of ASUS' TUF Gaming model more options than standard RTX 3050 graphics cards. When compared to AMD's Radeon RX 6500 XT, which only supports a single HDMI 2.1 connection and a single DisplayPort connection, ASUS' TUF Gaming RTX 3050 gives users a wealth of display output options.
At this time, ASUS has not revealed pricing information for their RTX 3050 TUF Gaming GPU models, which will be available in OC (Overclocked) and Non-OC configurations. Both GPUs will also feature a BIOS switch to allow users to enable quiet or gaming BIOS presets. We expect these new GPU models to be available at retailers soon.