NVIDIA to offer entry-level RTX features with the GA107 RTX 3050 with 2,304 CUDA cores, upcoming Lenovo Legion R5 desktops to offer RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, and RTX 3060 12 GB options
NVIDIA currently offers the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti desktop GPUs with corresponding mobile variants slated to be announced during CES 2021. NVIDIA is expected to introduce RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3060 12 GB cards as well.
This information comes via an entry detailing the Legion R5 28IMB05 desktop PC in the Lenovo PSREF database. The listing indicates several GPU options for the Legion R5 including the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti among others. The RTX 3060 12 GB version is also being indicated. These GPUs are to be paired with Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-S parts.
From what we we know so far, the RTX 3050 Ti (3,584 CUDA cores and 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM) actually takes the place of the RTX 3060 6 GB (3,840 CUDA cores) though both are based on the GA106 GPU. The RTX 3050 is the only variant currently based on the GA107 part.
The RTX 3050 is expected to sport 2,304 CUDA cores, 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM, and a 128-bit memory bus. The RTX 3060 12 GB and RTX 3050 Ti, on the other hand, will use a 192-bit memory bus.
Apart from the new Ampere GPUs, the Lenovo PSREF entry for the Legion R5 28IMB05 also includes older Turing offerings and also an AMD Radeon RX 5500 option.
NVIDIA will likely unveil GA106 and possibly GA107 parts during CES 2021 alongside several Ampere mobile variants.