Exclusive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU benchmarks point to decent 1080p gaming performance for entry-level cards
So far, NVIDIA has announced the RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 for laptops, although the multiple TGP configurations in which these are available puts the total number of SKUs at well beyond three. There have been multiple leaks that NVIDIA will also release RTX 3050 series GPUs, which we can now confirm. As expected, the RTX 3050 Ti will be joining the RTX 3050, and both will have TGPs ranging from 35 W to 80 W.
We have outlined the specifications of both cards below, which are quite a step down from the RTX 3060. Nonetheless, the benchmark results that we have point to the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti being capable successors to the GTX 16 series. The RTX 3050 should, based on 3DMark Time Spy Graphics and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, offer significantly better performance than the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti, for example. The RTX 3050 may even have the edge over the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q in games, too.
Meanwhile, the RTX 3050 Ti edges the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q in 3DMark, although its score is no match for the GTX 1660 Ti. With that said, the RTX 3050 Ti outperforms the RTX 2060 by a wide margin in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Medium settings in 1080p, which has an 80-90 W TGP. The RTX 3050 Ti matches the RTX 2060 Max-Q at Ultra settings, too.
You can read more about the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti on our dedicated benchmark and specifications pages. NVIDIA is expected to reveal both cards within the next few months.
|GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU||GeForce RTX 3050 Ti|
|VRAM||4 GB GDDR6||4 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||88 GB/s||88 GB/s|
|TGP||35 W - 80 W||35 W - 80 W|
|Base clock speeds||35 W: 713 MHz50 W: 1,178 MHz60 W: 1,238 MHz80 W: 1,530 MHz||35 W: 735 MHz50 W: 1,140 MHz60 W: 1,223 MHz80 W: 1,463 MHz|
|Boost clock speeds||35 W: 1,057 MHz50 W: 1,455 MHz60 W: 1,500 MHz80 W: 1,740 MHz||35 W: 1,035 MHz50 W: 1,410 MHz60 W: 1,485 MHz80 W: 1,695 MHz|