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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU (mobile, GN20-P0-R, 2023 Refresh) is the refresh of the RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU (slowest RTX 3000 mobile card) and also based on the GA107 Ampere chip. The 6GB variant offers more CUDA cores (2,560, +25%) but a cut down memory bus to 96 Bit. 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).

The performance is between the old 4GB RTX 3050 and the RTX 3050 Ti and therefore best suited for full HD gaming (1920 x 1080) in medium to high graphic settings. 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 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).

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 3070 Ti compare 6144 @ 1.58 - 1.77 GHz256 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 compare 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
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 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 6GB Laptop GPU 2560 @ 1.24 - 1.49 GHz96 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameGN20-P0-R 6GB
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines2560 - unified
TMUs80
ROPs32
Raytracing Cores16
Tensor / AI Cores64
Core Speed1237 - 1492 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed12000 effective = 1500 MHz
Memory Bus Width96 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6 GB
Shared Memoryno
Memory Bandwidth144 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 6.7, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 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 Boost
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2023
PredecessorGeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.5 pt (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 10765     avg: 10995     median: 10890 (19%)     max: 11330 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 11887     avg: 12155     median: 11960 (14%)     max: 12618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 15860     avg: 17113     median: 17421 (15%)     max: 18059 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 117.6     avg: 186.5     median: 221 (13%)     max: 221 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 104.6     avg: 166.1     median: 104.6 (1%)     max: 289 fps
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Vulkan
min: 18152     avg: 19500     median: 19499.5 (6%)     max: 20847 points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 79.4     avg: 87.6     median: 87.3 (12%)     max: 96.1 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 83     avg: 87.2     median: 86.1 (12%)     max: 92.6 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 86.8     avg: 90.8     median: 89.5 (20%)     max: 96.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency
min: 0.503     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (52%)     max: 0.591 fps per Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.527     avg: 0.6     median: 0.5 (45%)     max: 0.614 fps per Watt
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

2023
low 1920x1080
39.5  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
med. 1920x1080
36.3  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high 1920x1080
31.5  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
ultra 1920x1080
23.4  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
QHD 2560x1440
15.1  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset TAA 1280x720
62.1
Assassin's Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage

2023
low 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
55  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
31  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (Adaptive Quality Off) 1280x720
102
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 Phantom Liberty

2023
low 1920x1080
55.2 67.6 ~ 61 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
43.7 52.1 ~ 48 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.6 43.2 ~ 40 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.4 36.9 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
21.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (FSR off) 1280x720
100.6
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
15.7
F1 23

F1 23

2023
low 1920x1080
113.9 150.1 ~ 132 fps    + Compare