The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs hit the laptop assault, which in the midst of a crisis are our best asset to get new hardware
NVIDIA does not stitch without thread. And it has just made a move expected by many video game enthusiasts: it has introduced the new GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti graphics processors. These GPUs consolidate the entry-level family of graphics solutions with Ampere architecture, so, on paper, they are the ideal options for gamers on a tight budget.
These two graphics processors have been designed, according to NVIDIA, to offer us solid performance at 1080p and with ray tracing enabled. In fact, according to this company the two newcomers to the GeForce RTX 30 family are twice as fast as their predecessors. It will be interesting to check as soon as one of the first laptops equipped with one of these GPUs falls into our hands.
And, as implied by the title of this article, the GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti graphics processors will be available on gaming laptops for the time being. In the midst of the semiconductor crisis, users are fully aware of how difficult it is to obtain new hardware, particularly graphics hardware.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Graphics Processors for Laptops – Tech Specs
|GEFORCE RTX 3080||GEFORCE RTX 3070||GEFORCE RTX 3060||GEFORCE RTX 3050 TI||GEFORCE RTX 3050|
|CLOCK FREQUENCY (MHZ)||1245-1710||1290-1620||1283-1703||1035-1695||1057-1740|
|GPU CONSUMPTION (WATTS)||80-150||80-125||60-115||35-80||35-80|
|STANDARD MEMORY CONFIGURATION||16GB GDDR6 / 8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||4 GB GDDR6||4 GB GDDR6|
|MEMORY INTERFACE||256 bits||256 bits||192 bits||128 bit||128 bit|
|RAY TRACING CORES||2nd generation||2nd generation||2nd generation||2nd generation||2nd generation|
|TENSOR CORES||3rd generation||3rd generation||3rd generation||3rd generation||3rd generation|
|PCI EXPRESS 4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA ENCODER||5th generation||5th generation||5th generation||5th generation||5th generation|
|NVIDIA DECODER||7th generation||7th generation||7th generation||7th generation||7th generation|
Goal: democratize ray tracing and DLSS 2.0 technology in notebooks
NVIDIA has confirmed that laptops equipped with its new GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs will start at $799 (approximately € 657), so we can hope that some of them will be available at a reasonable price in Europe. 800 euros is a rough estimate.
Like the other graphics processors in the GeForce RTX 30 family with Ampere architecture, the new GPUs feature 2nd generation RT cores and 3rd generation Tensor cores. In addition, DLSS 2.0 technology is a key piece in its proposal because it is its best asset to sustain a solid cadence of images at 1080p when we activate the ray tracing.
According to NVIDIA, laptops equipped with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU will offer us at 1080p a frame rate of up to 144 FPS
In fact, according to NVIDIA laptops equipped with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU will offer us at 1080p a frame rate of up to 144 FPS and a total latency of less than 25 ms in competitive games such as ‘Overwatch’ or ‘Valorant’. As soon as we can thoroughly analyze one of these laptops we will see if these graphics processors live up to expectations.
Some of the manufacturers that will integrate the new NVIDIA GPUs in their laptops will be Acer, ASUS, Alienware, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI or Razer. The first computers to incorporate these graphics processors will be available next summer.