Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 desktop variant could launch with just 6 GB of VRAM
While laptop versions of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 and RTX 4050 have been out for a while. Our benchmark database indicates it can run most AAA titles at 1080p 60 FPS at medium to high settings, making it ideal for casual gamers and e-sports enthusiasts. Its desktop counterpart might not be much better off if a new leak is accurate.
Twitter leaker @Zed__Wang say the desktop GeForce RTX 4050 variant will pack 6 GB of video memory, the same amount as its laptop sibling. Unfortunately, the similarities won't end there, and it will be on a painfully slow 96-bit bus. Its base/boost clocks speeds are unknown, as is its CUDA core count. However, it is safe to assume it will use an AD107 GPU, if not an AD106.
Nvidia is expected to unveil the GeForce RTX 4050 desktop sometime in June 2023, the leaker adds. While the pitifully low amount of VRAM will prevent it from running many modern-day (and some older) AAA titles at any meaningful framerate/resolution, the performance deficit could be offset by DLSS 3 and the architectural improvements bought forth by Ada Lovelace.