NVIDIA has released GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 Laptop GPUs
NVIDIA’s RTX 3050 series for laptops was officially unveiled today. Two SKUs are being released at the same time as Intel’s 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake-H series, which is today. The RTX 3050 series is the entry-level segment; slower RTX Ampere variants are unlikely. In terms of RTX, these are the first RTX-branded XX50 models, which means they support both ray tracing and tensor-based operations.
The GA107 GPU has 2560 CUDA cores, which is the same as the RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. This model consists of 80 Tensor cores and 20 RT cores. The RTX 3050 Laptop GPU is a scaled-down model with 2048 CUDA Cores, 64 Tensors, and 16 RT Cores. Both models include 4GB of GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit interface. The TDP range for GA107 cards begins at 35W and increases to 80W, which is 20W more than the most power-constrained Max-Q variant of the RTX 3060 Mobile. The clocks will differ depending on the Max-Q/P variant. The maximum boost clock of the RTX 3050 Ti is 1695 MHz, while the RTX 3050 can reach 1740 MHz. Those are, of course, scientific boost clocks, not ‘real-world’ clocks, which are typically higher.
All NVIDIA RTX 30 Laptop GPUs will support PCI Express Gen4 as well as HDMI 2.1 output. Both features are currently unavailable with AMD mobile RDNA2 GPUs because… they are not yet available. There are now five SKUs in the RTX 30 mobile lineup. Laptops with RTX 3050 graphics cards should cost less than $999 USD (which was a suggested retail price for RTX 3060 based laptops).