Nvidia RTX 3050 Review
Published: 26th January 2022 | Source: Nvidia | Price: |
All of the RTX 3050s will be basically identical, so whilst Gigabyte have supplied their Eagle for today's review of the RTX 3050, it's worth noting that the performance will be the same as almost any card you buy that isn't some heavily factory overclocked special edition with a suitably huge price tag.
Nobody would accuse the Eagle variant of hiding its light under a bushel. It's loud and proud about what it is.
Thankfully as a card down the lower end of the Nvidia Ampere range the RTX 3050 only requires a single 8pin PCIe power input.
The side airflow panel is now a common feature on all graphics cards we see. Proof that the world of technology is quick to jump upon new ideas that are so useful it's amazing nobody came up with it before.
The Eagle might not win any design aesthetic awards, but neither is it especially ugly. It's utilitarian. The kind of card that Walter Gropius would design.
Lastly, at the business end we have the familiar Nvidia outputs of two HDMI 2.1 and two DisplayPort 1.4s. Whilst you might not have the graphical horsepower to game at 8K, at least if you want a card that allows you to use 8K on your desktop for photograph editing and the like then you're covered.