NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 rumor: 90 W TGP Ampere GA107 GPU with 2,304 cores
While the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti are both expected to use the GA106 GPU, it looks like the upcoming video card for budget users, namely the non-Ti RTX 3050, will use a different core. Before moving on, be sure to keep in mind that we are wandering in rumor territory here and NVIDIA has not confirmed (or denied) anything regarding this video card.
Expected to debut as the slowest and most affordable video card to join the RTX 30 lineup, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 is expected to feature the GA107-300 GPU with 2,304 CUDA cores and a TGP value of 90 Watt. As the entry-range product of the family, it will probably feature 4 GB of 128-bit GDDR6 memory. The products based on the XX107 GPUs usually come with a 128-bit memory bus, so this is a logical assumption that has very small chances to miss.
NVIDIA's upcoming RTX 30 series products that should hit the market next are the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti — to launch in early December, the RTX 3050 Ti and non-Ti RTX 3060 — both expected to show up in January 2021, while the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti might drop in February 2021. Meanwhile, AMD is expected to launch the Navi 21 and Navi 22 product lineups — the first ones to debut being apparently the Navi 22-based Radeon RX 6700 series — in early 2021, so the next few months will be quite interesting.
If you were to bet on the Radeon RX 6700 or the RTX 3050/Ti, what would you choose and why? The comments section is all yours, as usual.
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