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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

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 735 - 1463 (base) and 1035 - 1695 (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).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
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 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 compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.49 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 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 @ 1875 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 @ 0.9 - 1.28 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
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
CodenameGN20-P0
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed1238 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0
technology8 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement11.05.2021

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
21.8 pt (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 3938     avg: 4821     median: 4977.5 (27%)     max: 5506 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 3725     avg: 4647     median: 4800 (24%)     max: 5266 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8947     avg: 10828     median: 11293 (29%)     max: 11981 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 9849     avg: 12196     median: 12673.5 (25%)     max: 13959 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 11832     avg: 14700     median: 15096 (36%)     max: 16782 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 12233     avg: 16008     median: 16955.5 (28%)     max: 18352 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 60.7     avg: 91.6     median: 96.3 (15%)     max: 113 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 64.6     avg: 97.8     median: 101.2 (14%)     max: 124 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 67.7     avg: 101     median: 106 (23%)     max: 124 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.4169     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (2%)     max: 0.616 Points per Watt
- 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.

low 1280x720
154  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
87  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
77  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
106
low 1280x720
144  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
80  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
61  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
104
low 1280x720
96  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
74  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
73  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
77
Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray-Tracing 1920x1080
7
low 1280x720
247 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
138 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
112 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
103 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset (DX12) 1920x1080
178
Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

2021
low 1280x720
75 110 ~ 93 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
57 77 ~ 67 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52 67 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45 59 ~ 52 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Graphics Quality 1920x1080
88
Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures + DXR TAA 1920x1080
37
low 1280x720
91.9 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70.6 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
64.2 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
80.2
New World

New World

2021
low 1280x720
95 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
65.2 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60.2 fps  fps    + Compare