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).
|TGP (Power Consumption)||35 W||40 W||45 W||50 W||60 W||70 W||80 W|
|Base Clock Speed (MHz)||713||938||1065||1178||1238||1403||1530|
|Boost Clock Speed (MHz)||1058||1223||1343||1455||1500||1635||1740|
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).
|GeForce RTX 3000 Series|
|Pipelines||2048 - unified|
|Core Speed||1238 - 1500 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4096 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0|
|Date of Announcement||11.05.2021|