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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU (mobile, NVIDIA_DEV.2583, GN20-P0) is the slowest RTX 3000 mobile card and based on the GA107 Ampere chip. It offers 2048 CUDA, 16 Ray Tracing and 64 Tensor cores. The memory bus is limited to 128 Bit and supports 4 GB of GDDR6 dedicated graphics memory.The clock speed depends on the TGP variant and can range from 713 - 1530 (base) and 1058 - 1740 (boost) for the TGP variants of 35 to 80 Watt (see table below).

Preliminary clock rates
TGP (Power Consumption)35 W40 W45 W50 W60 W70 W80 W
Base Clock Speed (MHz)71393810651178123814031530
Boost Clock Speed (MHz)1058122313431455150016351740

The performance should be between the old GTX 1650 Ti and the 1660 Ti Max-Q depending on the used TGP variant. Therefore, it is best suited for full HD gaming (1920 x 1080) with high detail settings in demanding games. The performance is not sufficient to enable Raytracing in most games, but the Tensor cores can be used for DLSS in some games (and get performance boost with slight quality reduction). Beware, that the low TGP variants will offer a significantly lower performance.

The faster RTX 3050 Ti offers 25% more cores at similar clock speeds and TGP settings. 

The GA107 chip offers 3,072 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 1,536 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3050 however maybe won't use all ALUs on the chip. With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA107 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU or 3080 Mobile (for laptops, GN20-E7) is the fastest graphics card for notebooks in early 2021. It is based on the GA104-775-A1 Ampere chip and offers 8 or 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 256 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in different variants from 80 - 150 Watt (TGP) (80, 90, 115, 125, 135, 145 and 150+ Watt). As package the notebook graphic card uses GB5-256 and the chip size is 40x40mm. The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor.

There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, Whispermode).

The performance depends on the TGP setting and cooling of the laptop. At the same TGP level the RTX3080 should be faster than the old top model, the RTX 2080 Super Mobile and similar to the desktop RTX 3070. This means, the GPU should be well suited for 4k gaming or QHD with high frame rates. The similar named RTX 3080 desktop card is significantly faster.

The GA104 chip offers 6,144 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).

The GA104 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameGN20-P0GN20-E7 GA104
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines2048 - unified6144 - unified
TMUs64192
ROPs3296
Raytracing Cores1648
Tensor / AI Cores64
Core Speed1238 - 1500 (Boost) MHz780 - 1100 - 1245 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 effective = 1500 MHz14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory4 GB16 GB
Shared Memorynono
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s448 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)150 Watt (80 - 150 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm8 nm
PCIe4.04.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4aHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
FeaturesNVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic BoostNVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic Boost, VR-ready, Nvidia Omniverse
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement11.05.2021 12.01.2021
Transistors17.4 Billion
Die Size 392 mm²

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
19.1 pt (21%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
47.8 pt (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 3500     avg: 4770     median: 4877 (25%)     max: 5506 Points
min: 6499     avg: 10491     median: 10763 (56%)     max: 13067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 3281     avg: 4585     median: 4791.5 (22%)     max: 5266 Points
min: 6407     avg: 10735     median: 10836 (50%)     max: 13210 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
474692 Points (63%)
min: 444648     avg: 538152     median: 538549 (72%)     max: 645075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
415335 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 24215     avg: 32055     median: 30830 (38%)     max: 42029 Points
min: 30210     avg: 48338     median: 50076 (61%)     max: 65479 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 47354     avg: 63310     median: 63775 (26%)     max: 87403 Points
min: 38816     avg: 119529     median: 128191 (52%)     max: 192950 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8947     avg: 10862     median: 11041 (28%)     max: 11981 Points
min: 13393     avg: 22401     median: 22801 (57%)     max: 27685 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 9138     avg: 12075     median: 12611 (24%)     max: 13959 Points
min: 16455     avg: 27596     median: 27316.5 (51%)     max: 32366 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
62055 Points (8%)
min: 40654     avg: 251400     median: 251400 (34%)     max: 462145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
10391 Points (22%)
min: 20971     avg: 22657     median: 21712 (47%)     max: 26234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
30196 Points (36%)
min: 27201     avg: 39663     median: 39662.5 (48%)     max: 52124 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
43448 Points (24%)
min: 33157     avg: 73983     median: 73982.5 (41%)     max: 114808 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 11832     avg: 14727     median: 14890 (30%)     max: 18259 Points
min: 24180     avg: 29201     median: 29220 (59%)     max: 32922 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 11980     avg: 15914     median: 16944 (24%)     max: 18352 Points
min: 31288     avg: 38569     median: 38470.5 (55%)     max: 43744 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
43216 Points (13%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
47209 Points (36%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3DMark 06
min: 36425     avg: 39512     median: 39512 (60%)     max: 42599 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
11506 Points (49%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
93.2 fps (34%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 115     avg: 151.1     median: 143.5 (39%)     max: 217.24 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
min: 115     avg: 176.7     median: 180 (48%)     max: 250 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 99.6     avg: 99.6     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.62 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
143.8 fps (4%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
252.9 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2038 Samples/s (9%)
min: 4895     avg: 4904     median: 4903.5 (22%)     max: 4912 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4713 Samples/s (8%)
min: 11220     avg: 11236     median: 11235.5 (20%)     max: 11251 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
10499 Points (20%)
min: 24646     avg: 26511     median: 26511 (51%)     max: 28376 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 49.2     avg: 87.3     median: 96.1 (15%)     max: 113 Watt
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min: 122     avg: 176.5     median: 169 (26%)     max: 254 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 59.4     avg: 96     median: 96.4 (13%)     max: 136.8 Watt
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min: 124     avg: 183.6     median: 180 (25%)     max: 244 Watt