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Testing the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 8GB: What are the capabilities of the new RTX-3000 series' entry-level model?

An affordable entry into the Ampere series? In the beginning of this year, Nvidia introduced an additional Ampere graphics card called Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. The GeForce RTX 3050 now represents the entry into the world of the RTX-3000 series. With the example of the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, we take a more detailed look at the performance of the entry-level model.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
External connections of the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
External connections of the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
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At this point, the GeForce RTX-3000 series has been on the market for a while. Yet, Nvidia still follows up in the beginning of the year, presenting the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. With this, there is now an affordable representative in the entry-level segment that is supposed to facilitate entry into the RTX-3000 series.

To test it, the manufacturer KFA2 provided us with a corresponding test sample. To be exact, we use the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX. With the Fan Stop mode, our test unit offers a useful feature that allows for silent 2D operation. In addition, it is also visually appealing with the RGB illumination. For the graphics chip, the GeForce RTX 3050 uses a module from the faster Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. However, the GA106 used is a form that is significantly weaker. In the end, there still remain 2560 shader units that are able to use 8 GB of GDDR6-VRAM overall. With this, Nvidia counters and surpasses the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT in this area, offering as much VRAM as the AMD Radeon RX 6600. In terms of power consumption, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 is relatively efficient with 130 watts. However, the model from KFA2 still demands an 8-pin power connection. Externally, it can serve up to four monitors at the same time. For this, there is a single HDMI connection supporting the newest standard (2.1) and three DisplayPort connections (1.4a).

At the time of its release, Nvidia specified a recommended retail price of 279 Euros (~$304). However, due to the current market situation, it is clear that this price cannot be maintained. Our current test unit costs 389 Euros (~$423), which is significantly more than Nvidia's recommended retail price.

KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (source: KFA2)

Our test system is based on an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

A current AMD system based on the Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi serves as our test platform. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU offers a good CPU performance, and we are using an AiO (Alphacool Eisbear 360) for cooling. The 32 GB of working memory comes from G.Skill and was provided to us. We use an Acer Predator XB321HK as the monitor, which does not limit us with its UHD capability. At this point, we would like to thank AMD for providing us with our test platform.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi
G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB DDR4-4000
G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB DDR4-4000

The graphics cards of the current RTX-3000 series

Equipment RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 (12G) RTX 3080 (10G) RTX 3070 Ti RTX 3070 RTX 3060 Ti RTX 3060 RTX 3050
Chip GA102 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA104 GA104 GA104 GA106 GA106
FinFET Process 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm
CUDA Cores 10496 10240 8960 8704 6144 5888 4864 3854 2560
Texture Units 328 320 280 272 192 184 152 112 80
Tensor Cores 328 3. Gen. 320 3. Gen. 280 3. Gen. 272 3. Gen. 192 3. Gen. 184 3. Gen. 152 3. Gen. 112 3. Gen. 80 3. Gen
RT Cores 82 80 70 68 48 46 38 28 20
GPU Base Clock 1395 MHz 1365 MHz 1260 MHz 1440 MHz 1575 MHz 1500 MHz 1410 MHz 1320 MHz 1552 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1695 MHz 1665 MHz 1710 MHz 1710 MHz 1770 MHz 1750 MHz 1665 MHz 1777 MHz 1777 MHz
Memory Bus 384 bit 384 bit 384 bit 320 bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 bit 192 bit 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 936 GB/s 912.4 GB/s 912.4 GB/s 760 GB/s 608.3 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 360 GB/s 224 GB/s
Video Memory 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Power Consumption 350 W 350 W 350 W 320 W 290 W 220 W 200 W 170 W 130 W

We use the following system for the benchmarks and tests below:

  • Lian Li O11 Dynamic
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX (Nvidia 511.79)
  • Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi (BIOS 2402, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-4000)
  • Corsair RM1000X 1000-Watt power supply
  • G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB DDR4-4000 storage kit 2 x 16 GB
  • Corsair MP600 2TB M.2 PCIe-4.0 SSD
  • Crucial MX500 2TB (for gaming)

The clock speeds of the INNO3D GeForce RTX 3060 Twin X2

In terms of the clock speeds of the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, KFA2 slightly exceeds the Boost clock speeds of the Nvidia specifications in our test unit. At the same time, the Boost clock speeds are clearly exceeded in almost all games. The KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX often runs at clock speeds between 1900 MHz and 1960 MHz in our gaming tests. In this model, the power target cannot be increased further, which slightly limits the overclocking options.

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Synthetic benchmarks

In the first tests we ran for the synthetic benchmarks, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX places exactly where we had expected in advance. Due to its technical data, we had already expected a significant disadvantage to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. However, the GeForce RTX 3050 did surprisingly well compared to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super, which it is able to keep in check in most tests. Compared to AMD, our test unit is able to place between the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT and the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT. At this point, we were unable to get our hands on an entry-level model of the current AMD Radeon RX-6000 series (AMD Radeon RX 6400 or AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT) yet.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Radeon RX 6700 XT
35136 Points ∼100% +122%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
31096 Points ∼89% +97%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
28342 Points ∼81% +79%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
25383 Points ∼72% +60%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
24151 Points ∼69% +53%
Radeon RX 6600
23366 Points ∼67% +48%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
22457 Points ∼64% +42%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
21970 Points ∼63% +39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
21847 Points ∼62% +38%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
21734 Points ∼62% +37%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
15824 Points ∼45%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
15498 Points ∼44% -2%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
14328 Points ∼41% -9%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
11688 Points ∼33% -26%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Radeon RX 6700 XT
17009 Points ∼100% +130%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
16196 Points ∼95% +119%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
13122 Points ∼77% +78%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
12209 Points ∼72% +65%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
11634 Points ∼68% +57%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
10876 Points ∼64% +47%
Radeon RX 6600
10870 Points ∼64% +47%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
10663 Points ∼63% +44%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
10481 Points ∼62% +42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
10330 Points ∼61% +40%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
7390 Points ∼43%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
6935 Points ∼41% -6%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
6843 Points ∼40% -7%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
5135 Points ∼30% -31%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
8483 Points ∼100% +145%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
8325 Points ∼98% +140%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
6515 Points ∼77% +88%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
5955 Points ∼70% +72%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
5786 Points ∼68% +67%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
5556 Points ∼65% +60%
Radeon RX 6600
5371 Points ∼63% +55%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
5292 Points ∼62% +53%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
5175 Points ∼61% +49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
5037 Points ∼59% +45%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
3540 Points ∼42% +2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
3463 Points ∼41%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3088 Points ∼36% -11%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
2186 Points ∼26% -37%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
13579 Points ∼100% +119%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
11473 Points ∼84% +85%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
10094 Points ∼74% +63%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
9565 Points ∼70% +54%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
8795 Points ∼65% +42%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
8673 Points ∼64% +40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
8559 Points ∼63% +38%
Radeon RX 6600
7979 Points ∼59% +29%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
7675 Points ∼57% +24%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
7602 Points ∼56% +23%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
6198 Points ∼46%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
6021 Points ∼44% -3%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
4891 Points ∼36% -21%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
4632 Points ∼34% -25%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Radeon RX 6700 XT
43888 Points ∼100% +105%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
40646 Points ∼93% +90%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
39051 Points ∼89% +82%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
35715 Points ∼81% +67%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
33293 Points ∼76% +55%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
31570 Points ∼72% +47%
Radeon RX 6600
31523 Points ∼72% +47%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
30515 Points ∼70% +42%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
29605 Points ∼67% +38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
28072 Points ∼64% +31%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
21427 Points ∼49%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
21347 Points ∼49% 0%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
19723 Points ∼45% -8%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
17849 Points ∼41% -17%
1280x720 Performance
Radeon RX 6700 XT
34078 Points ∼100% +59%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
31304 Points ∼92% +46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
28358 Points ∼83% +32%
Radeon RX 6600
27470 Points ∼81% +28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
26986 Points ∼79% +26%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
25782 Points ∼76% +20%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
25714 Points ∼75% +20%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
25183 Points ∼74% +17%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
23560 Points ∼69% +10%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
22544 Points ∼66% +5%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
21488 Points ∼63%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
20610 Points ∼60% -4%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
18897 Points ∼55% -12%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
17833 Points ∼52% -17%
Unigine Superposition
1280x720 720p Low
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
34973 Points ∼100% +30%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
34713 Points ∼99% +29%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
33152 Points ∼95% +24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
31666 Points ∼91% +18%
Radeon RX 6600
30412 Points ∼87% +13%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
27915 Points ∼80% +4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
26839 Points ∼77%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
25313 Points ∼72% -6%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
22914 Points ∼66% -15%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
22323 Points ∼64% -17%
1920x1080 1080p High
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
17346 Points ∼100% +116%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
15832 Points ∼91% +97%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
13069 Points ∼75% +63%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
11222 Points ∼65% +40%
Radeon RX 6600
10243 Points ∼59% +28%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
10081 Points ∼58% +26%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
8212 Points ∼47% +2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
8023 Points ∼46%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
6637 Points ∼38% -17%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
6468 Points ∼37% -19%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
8507 Points ∼100% +142%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
6804 Points ∼80% +93%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
5674 Points ∼67% +61%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
5036 Points ∼59% +43%
Radeon RX 6600
4418 Points ∼52% +25%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
4026 Points ∼47% +14%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
3522 Points ∼41%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3171 Points ∼37% -10%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
2721 Points ∼32% -23%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
2305 Points ∼27% -35%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
10755 Points ∼100% +118%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
9106 Points ∼85% +85%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
7098 Points ∼66% +44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
6774 Points ∼63% +38%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
5690 Points ∼53% +16%
Radeon RX 6600
5562 Points ∼52% +13%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
4924 Points ∼46%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
4755 Points ∼44% -3%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
3905 Points ∼36% -21%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
3724 Points ∼35% -24%
7680x4320 8k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
4695 Points ∼100% +127%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
3586 Points ∼76% +74%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
2830 Points ∼60% +37%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
2778 Points ∼59% +35%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
2442 Points ∼52% +18%
Radeon RX 6600
2211 Points ∼47% +7%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
2064 Points ∼44%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
1964 Points ∼42% -5%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
1597 Points ∼34% -23%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
1087 Points ∼23% -47%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
196.1 fps ∼100% +121%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
153.5 fps ∼78% +73%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
149.6 fps ∼76% +68%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
132.3 fps ∼67% +49%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
119.3 fps ∼61% +34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
117.7 fps ∼60% +32%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
110.2 fps ∼56% +24%
Radeon RX 6600
101.4 fps ∼52% +14%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
100.7 fps ∼51% +13%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
92.6 fps ∼47% +4%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
92.2 fps ∼47% +4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
88.9 fps ∼45%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
68.9 fps ∼35% -22%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
63.6 fps ∼32% -28%
Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
202.5 fps ∼100% +115%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
184.4 fps ∼91% +96%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
160.1 fps ∼79% +70%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
153.2 fps ∼76% +62%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
141.7 fps ∼70% +50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
133.2 fps ∼66% +41%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
132.5 fps ∼65% +41%
Radeon RX 6600
130.5 fps ∼64% +38%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
119.9 fps ∼59% +27%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
109.6 fps ∼54% +16%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
98.3 fps ∼49% +4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
94.3 fps ∼47%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
73 fps ∼36% -23%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
71.9 fps ∼36% -24%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
155.1 fps ∼100% +113%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
149.8 fps ∼97% +106%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
113.7 fps ∼73% +56%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
110.1 fps ∼71% +51%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
106.9 fps ∼69% +47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
106.7 fps ∼69% +47%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
106.3 fps ∼69% +46%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
99.3 fps ∼64% +37%
Radeon RX 6600
93.8 fps ∼60% +29%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
91 fps ∼59% +25%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
77.6 fps ∼50% +7%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
72.7 fps ∼47%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
60.9 fps ∼39% -16%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
54.1 fps ∼35% -26%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
142.9 fps ∼100% +114%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
112.6 fps ∼79% +69%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
105.6 fps ∼74% +58%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
98.3 fps ∼69% +47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
91.9 fps ∼64% +38%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
89.1 fps ∼62% +34%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
83.5 fps ∼58% +25%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
82.7 fps ∼58% +24%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
73.3 fps ∼51% +10%
Radeon RX 6600
71.3 fps ∼50% +7%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
70.4 fps ∼49% +6%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
66.7 fps ∼47%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
51.2 fps ∼36% -23%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
51.1 fps ∼36% -23%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Radeon RX 6700 XT
226.2 KOPT/s ∼100% +227%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
182.4 KOPT/s ∼81% +164%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
149.2 KOPT/s ∼66% +116%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
124.7 KOPT/s ∼55% +80%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
105.3 KOPT/s ∼47% +52%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
87.5 KOPT/s ∼39% +26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
86.4 KOPT/s ∼38% +25%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
69.2 KOPT/s ∼31%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
67 KOPT/s ∼30% -3%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
61.8 KOPT/s ∼27% -11%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
24 KOPT/s ∼11% -65%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
20.81 KOPT/s ∼9% -70%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
17.96 KOPT/s ∼8% -74%
Image Processing
Radeon RX 6700 XT
3730 MPix/s ∼100% +224%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
2820 MPix/s ∼76% +145%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
2586 MPix/s ∼69% +125%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
1642 MPix/s ∼44% +43%
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
1250 MPix/s ∼34% +9%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
1151 MPix/s ∼31%
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
1110 MPix/s ∼30% -4%
Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
1100 MPix/s ∼29% -4%
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
919 MPix/s ∼25% -20%
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
775 MPix/s ∼21% -33%
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
706 MPix/s ∼19% -39%
Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
671 MPix/s ∼18% -42%
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
592 MPix/s ∼16% -49%
3DMark 05 Standard
61355 points
3DMark 06 Standard Score
47305 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
72487 points
3DMark 11 Performance
21488 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
203833 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
53465 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14754 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
7307 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6694 points
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Gaming benchmarks

The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rate development (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rate development (Ultra preset)

In the gaming tests, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX does fairly well, losing only 15% in the performance rating compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. Our test unit easily surpasses the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super, and you can expect about 10% more performance. The AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT has no chance against the GeForce RTX 3050, even if our test model from KFA2 is unable to compete with an AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.

Taking a look at all the games we tested with the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX shows that this model is clearly a 1080p gaming graphics card. The newest games, such as God of War for example, pose high demands on the graphics card in maximum settings. We only measured 38 FPS here. However, those are only some separate outliers, since most games can be enjoyed with maximum details in FullHD at 60 to 100 FPS. You can play some games smoothly at times even in 1440p. 

The built-in 8-GB VRAM are good and reassuring, since the FPS rates drop noticeably when the VRAM limit is reached. This doesn't happen while gaming in 1080p with the amount of VRAM here. As usual, we use the game "The Witcher 3" (1080p Ultra preset) to measure the frame rates and their development. While recording our measurements, there are some separate outliers, but those don't have a significant influence on the latencies. The frame rate development is also inconspicuous, only dropping slightly in the middle, but this can be traced back to the gaming scene. At 59.4 FPS on average, the game runs smoothly at all times in maximum detail settings.

Performance Rating - Percent
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
97.2 pt ∼97%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
88.6 pt ∼89%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
85.3 pt ∼85%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
82.4 pt ∼82%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
78.8 pt ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
77.5 pt ∼78%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
70.3 pt ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
64.1 pt ∼64%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
56.9 pt ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop) -2!
56.5 pt ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
50.6 pt ∼51%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (91.1 - 108, n=3)
98.2 fps ∼100% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (77.1 - 111, n=5)
97.3 fps ∼99% +24%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
94.1 fps ∼96% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (84 - 97.7, n=2)
90.9 fps ∼93% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (85 - 90, n=2)
87.5 fps ∼89% +12%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
82.9 fps ∼84% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
80 fps ∼81% +2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
78.2 (16.9min, 52.6P1 - 202max) fps ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
62.9 fps ∼64% -20%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
62.5 fps ∼64% -20%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
176 fps ∼100% +4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
170 (2.21min, 111P1 - 389max) fps ∼97%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
169 fps ∼96% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (135 - 180, n=5)
164.8 fps ∼94% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (157 - 170, n=3)
162.7 fps ∼92% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
156 fps ∼89% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (140 - 169, n=2)
154.5 fps ∼88% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (144 - 160, n=2)
152 fps ∼86% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
132 fps ∼75% -22%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
126 fps ∼72% -26%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (52.8 - 123, n=6)
101.7 fps ∼100% +62%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
98.9 fps ∼97% +57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (95.6 - 103, n=4)
98.8 fps ∼97% +57%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
90 fps ∼88% +43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (79 - 85, n=3)
82.3 fps ∼81% +31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (52.4 - 91.3, n=4)
72.3 fps ∼71% +15%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
62.8 (45min, 46P0.1, 52.8P1 - 116max) fps ∼62%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
59.5 fps ∼59% -5%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
58.3 fps ∼57% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
55.5 fps ∼55% -12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
43.6 fps ∼43% -31%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
207 (39.7min, 124P0.1, 163P1 - 499max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100 - 244, n=7)
192.1 fps ∼93% -7%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
176 fps ∼85% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (169 - 181, n=3)
176 fps ∼85% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (149 - 160, n=2)
154.5 fps ∼75% -25%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
152 fps ∼73% -27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (80 - 179, n=4)
150.4 fps ∼73% -27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
109 fps ∼53% -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
99 fps ∼48% -52%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
94.9 fps ∼46% -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
80.3 fps ∼39% -61%
Far Cry 6
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
99 fps ∼100% +37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
94 fps ∼95% +30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
93 fps ∼94% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
91 fps ∼92% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (85 - 96, n=4)
90 fps ∼91% +24%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
81 fps ∼82% +12%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
72.4 (60min - 81max) fps ∼73%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
72 fps ∼73% -1%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
66 fps ∼67% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
66 fps ∼67% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
59 fps ∼60% -19%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality AA:T
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
108 fps ∼100% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
108 fps ∼100% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
105 fps ∼97% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (91.6 - 110, n=4)
101.4 fps ∼94% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
96 fps ∼89% +18%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
93 fps ∼86% +14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
86 fps ∼80% +6%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
81.4 (75min - 90max) fps ∼75%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
77 fps ∼71% -5%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
75 fps ∼69% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
69 fps ∼64% -15%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
133 fps ∼100% +39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (117 - 143, n=3)
129 fps ∼97% +34%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
119 fps ∼89% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (88 - 132, n=5)
116.4 fps ∼88% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (99 - 110, n=3)
106 fps ∼80% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (99 - 108, n=2)
103.5 fps ∼78% +8%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
96 (84min - 109max) fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
92 fps ∼69% -4%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
88 fps ∼66% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
82 fps ∼62% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
75 fps ∼56% -22%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
141 fps ∼100% +36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (126 - 154, n=3)
137.7 fps ∼98% +32%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
126 fps ∼89% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95 - 140, n=5)
123.6 fps ∼88% +19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (104 - 117, n=3)
112.3 fps ∼80% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (104 - 115, n=2)
109.5 fps ∼78% +5%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
104 (93min - 120max) fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
98 fps ∼70% -6%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
94 fps ∼67% -10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
87 fps ∼62% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
81 fps ∼57% -22%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
112 fps ∼100% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (95 - 116, n=3)
102.7 fps ∼92% +10%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
100 fps ∼89% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (73 - 113, n=5)
97.2 fps ∼87% +5%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
93 (72min - 111max) fps ∼83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (85 - 96, n=2)
90.5 fps ∼81% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (80 - 98, n=3)
88.3 fps ∼79% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
87 fps ∼78% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
80 fps ∼71% -14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
79 fps ∼71% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
71 fps ∼63% -24%
1920x1080 High Preset
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
127 fps ∼100% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (106 - 130, n=3)
116 fps ∼91% +14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
113 fps ∼89% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (80 - 126, n=5)
108.8 fps ∼86% +7%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
102 (84min - 117max) fps ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (95 - 107, n=2)
101 fps ∼80% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (90 - 107, n=3)
97 fps ∼76% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
96 fps ∼76% -6%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
88 fps ∼69% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
87 fps ∼69% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
78 fps ∼61% -24%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
50.7 fps ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (46.5 - 52, n=2)
49.3 fps ∼97% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (42.1 - 44.4, n=2)
43.3 fps ∼85% +6%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
41.4 fps ∼82% +1%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
41 fps ∼81% 0%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
40.8 (19.4min, 20.9P0.1, 27.1P1 - 61.1max) fps ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
40.6 fps ∼80% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (36.5 - 40.3, n=2)
38.4 fps ∼76% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
34.9 fps ∼69% -14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
33.6 fps ∼66% -18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
31 fps ∼61% -24%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
105 fps ∼100% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (82.7 - 100, n=2)
91.4 fps ∼87% +10%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
89.3 fps ∼85% +7%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
87.4 fps ∼83% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (74 - 95, n=2)
84.5 fps ∼80% +2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
83.1 (39.8min, 45.8P0.1, 51.3P1 - 120max) fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
78 fps ∼74% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (73 - 80.7, n=2)
76.9 fps ∼73% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
69 fps ∼66% -17%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
67.2 fps ∼64% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
60 fps ∼57% -28%
Crysis Remastered
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:SM
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
75.8 fps ∼100% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
71.9 fps ∼95% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
60.7 fps ∼80% +3%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
58.9 (45.1min, 46.3P0.1, 47.5P1 - 89.2max) fps ∼78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
57.5 fps ∼76% -2%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
50.7 fps ∼67% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
45.6 fps ∼60% -23%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
42.2 fps ∼56% -28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
40.8 fps ∼54% -31%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
37.5 fps ∼49% -36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
33 fps ∼44% -44%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
97.7 fps ∼100% +55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
88.1 fps ∼90% +39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
77.9 fps ∼80% +23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
74.4 fps ∼76% +18%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
67.5 fps ∼69% +7%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
63.2 (45.3min, 46.7P0.1, 51.3P1 - 258max) fps ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
58 fps ∼59% -8%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
56.6 fps ∼58% -10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
51.4 fps ∼53% -19%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
48.6 fps ∼50% -23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
41 fps ∼42% -35%
Cyberpunk 2077
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (80.6 - 81, n=2)
80.8 fps ∼100% +93%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
65.4 fps ∼81% +56%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
63.1 fps ∼78% +51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
56.3 fps ∼70% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (52.1 - 54.2, n=2)
53.2 fps ∼66% +27%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
53.1 fps ∼66% +27%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
41.9 (6.99min, 31P0.1, 36.6P1 - 82max) fps ∼52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
39.2 fps ∼49% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
36.6 fps ∼45% -13%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
32.5 fps ∼40% -22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
30 fps ∼37% -28%
1920x1080 High Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (92.4 - 93.1, n=2)
92.8 fps ∼100% +83%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
74.7 fps ∼80% +48%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
73.5 fps ∼79% +45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
69.5 fps ∼75% +37%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
65.3 fps ∼70% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
62.6 fps ∼67% +24%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
50.6 (27.6min, 41.1P0.1, 43.9P1 - 80.1max) fps ∼55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
46.2 fps ∼50% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
42.6 fps ∼46% -16%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
39 fps ∼42% -23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
36 fps ∼39% -29%
F1 2021
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
148 fps ∼100% +81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
115 fps ∼78% +41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
104 fps ∼70% +27%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
98.8 fps ∼67% +21%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
97 fps ∼66% +19%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
96.4 fps ∼65% +18%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (75.1 - 105.9, n=5)
95.8 fps ∼65% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (93.6 - 97.9, n=2)
95.8 fps ∼65% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
95.3 fps ∼64% +17%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
81.6 (68min, 68P1 - 92max) fps ∼55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
80.9 fps ∼55% -1%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
250 fps ∼100% +48%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
229 fps ∼92% +36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
229 fps ∼92% +36%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
218 fps ∼87% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (128 - 212, n=5)
191.8 fps ∼77% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (178 - 194, n=2)
186 fps ∼74% +10%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
169 (145min, 144P1 - 191max) fps ∼68%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
153 fps ∼61% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
153 fps ∼61% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
137 fps ∼55% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
127 fps ∼51% -25%
F1 2020
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (179 - 181, n=2)
180 fps ∼100% +73%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
157 fps ∼87% +51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
153 fps ∼85% +47%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
139 fps ∼77% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (87.8 - 142, n=5)
130.3 fps ∼72% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (127 - 127, n=2)
127 fps ∼71% +22%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
104 (83min - 124max) fps ∼58%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
94.3 fps ∼52% -9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
89.8 fps ∼50% -14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
88 fps ∼49% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
75 fps ∼42% -28%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (249 - 252, n=2)
251 fps ∼100% +64%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
233 fps ∼93% +52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
215 fps ∼86% +41%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
205 fps ∼82% +34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (111 - 208, n=5)
186.6 fps ∼74% +22%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (174 - 179, n=2)
176.5 fps ∼70% +15%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
153 (129min - 174max) fps ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
137 fps ∼55% -10%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
129 fps ∼51% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
128 fps ∼51% -16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
108 fps ∼43% -29%
Mafia Definitive Edition
1920x1080 High Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (124 - 132, n=2)
128 fps ∼100% +69%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
111.6 fps ∼87% +48%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
106 fps ∼83% +40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
103 fps ∼80% +36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
97 fps ∼76% +28%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
88.6 fps ∼69% +17%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
75.6 (48.2min, 50.2P0.1, 59.9P1 - 124max) fps ∼59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
72.5 fps ∼57% -4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
64.9 fps ∼51% -14%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
59.9 fps ∼47% -21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
58 fps ∼45% -23%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (128 - 140, n=2)
134 fps ∼100% +65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
120.4 fps ∼90% +49%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
118 fps ∼88% +46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
113 fps ∼84% +40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
105 fps ∼78% +30%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
98.5 fps ∼74% +22%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
81 (53.9min, 57.9P0.1, 65.4P1 - 149max) fps ∼60%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
78.8 fps ∼59% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
70.6 fps ∼53% -13%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
64.3 fps ∼48% -21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
61 fps ∼46% -25%
Watch Dogs Legion
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (79 - 86, n=3)
83.3 fps ∼100% +17%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
71 fps ∼85%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
68.3 fps ∼82% -4%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
61 fps ∼73% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
59.1 fps ∼71% -17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
59.1 fps ∼71% -17%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
58.4 fps ∼70% -18%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
35.8 fps ∼43% -50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
31.4 fps ∼38% -56%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
29.4 fps ∼35% -59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
20.9 fps ∼25% -71%
1920x1080 High Preset (DX12)
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (88.9 - 113, n=3)
104.6 fps ∼100% +43%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
104 fps ∼99% +42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
96.4 fps ∼92% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
94.7 fps ∼91% +30%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
93.8 fps ∼90% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
90.4 fps ∼86% +24%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
73 fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
70.8 fps ∼68% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
65.9 fps ∼63% -10%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
63.8 fps ∼61% -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
60.6 fps ∼58% -17%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (138 - 160, n=3)
149.3 fps ∼100% +111%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
131 fps ∼88% +85%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (114.4 - 118, n=2)
116.2 fps ∼78% +64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (104 - 119, n=3)
112.3 fps ∼75% +59%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
108 fps ∼72% +53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (96 - 104, n=2)
100 fps ∼67% +41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
80 fps ∼54% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
72 fps ∼48% +2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
70.8 (33.2min, 59.8P0.1, 61.2P1 - 85.4max) fps ∼47%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
65 fps ∼44% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
63 fps ∼42% -11%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (143 - 168, n=3)
156 fps ∼100% +65%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
153 fps ∼98% +62%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
128 fps ∼82% +35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (121.4 - 129, n=2)
125.2 fps ∼80% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (109 - 126, n=3)
119 fps ∼76% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (104 - 114, n=2)
109 fps ∼70% +15%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX
94.7 fps ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
89 fps ∼57% -6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
80 fps ∼51% -16%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
76 fps ∼49% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
73 fps ∼47% -23%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187 186 170 78.2 54.7 55.8
The Witcher 3 (2015) 361 337 207 62.8 43.8
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 203.9 177.4 169.2 154.7 93.1
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 215 138 84.7 35
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 167 91 67.3 48.6 28.2
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 160 137 110 91.6
Far Cry 5 (2018) 191 117 104 96 66 34
Strange Brigade (2018) 340 151 121 104 76.2 44
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 231 106 94.7 70.8 57.8 29.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 158 109 102 93 68 37
Metro Exodus (2019) 157 78 57.5 44.8 35.7 22.4
Anno 1800 (2019) 129 123 83.1 40.8 28.6 17.4
Control (2019) 226 78.8 59.1 38 18.7
Borderlands 3 (2019) 174 114 74.1 55.7 40.4 21.8
F1 2020 (2020) 379 200 153 104 76.5 43.1
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 162 96 79 66 52 28
Crysis Remastered (2020) 268 146 63.2 58.9 42.2 23.7
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 157 81 75.6 50.4 25.8
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 124 85 73 71 33 19
Dirt 5 (2020) 214 103 82 61 49 31
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 106 75 62 53 40 24
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 137 86 78 70 55 34
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 77 63.2 50.6 41.9 26 12.2
Mass Effect Legendary Edition (2021) 114 110 94.2 51.7
F1 2021 (2021) 425 214 169 81.6 59.2 32.4
New World (2021) 161 79.1 68.5 61.6 40.9 28.1
Alan Wake Remastered (2021) 135 131 117 69.3
Far Cry 6 (2021) 156 95.4 81.4 72.4 51.6 5.33
Back 4 Blood (2021) 158 135 125 82.9 41.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2021) 151 96 95 91 58 32
Riders Republic (2021) 167 97 77 69 49 25
Call of Duty Vanguard (2021) 91.3 93 73.7 65.5 47.4 24.1
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 199 103 91 52 43 29
Battlefield 2042 (2021) 152 89.5 75.7 65.6 50.2 29.6
Farming Simulator 22 (2021) 271 159 95.4 95.5 73.3 44.5
Halo Infinite (2021) 90.9 78.5 73.8 70.4 64.5
God of War (2022) 88.6 73.2 57.2 38.2 32.6 22.7
Rainbow Six Extraction (2022) 169 135 132 102 66 33
Dying Light 2 (2022) 64 54.3 48.3 32.6 16.5

Computing performance

In the ComputeMark test, the GeForce RTX 3050 is able to surpass many competitors. To some extent, the new Ampere architecture is responsible for this. Overall, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX computes as fast as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super.

Performance Rating - Percent
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
84.2 pt ∼84%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
82.9 pt ∼83%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
73.6 pt ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
68.2 pt ∼68%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
60.7 pt ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
60.3 pt ∼60%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
47.2 pt ∼47%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, R9 5900X
45.2 pt ∼45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
43.9 pt ∼44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
37.6 pt ∼38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
34.6 pt ∼35%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (11510 - 11816, n=2)
11663 Points ∼100% +96%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (7268 - 7835, n=5)
7591 Points ∼65% +28%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
6423 Points ∼55% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (6155 - 6158, n=2)
6157 Points ∼53% +4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, R9 5900X
5940 Points ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
5541 Points ∼48% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (5270 - 5271, n=2)
5271 Points ∼45% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
3740 Points ∼32% -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
3656 Points ∼31% -38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
3419 Points ∼29% -42%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
3112 Points ∼27% -48%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (7042 - 7314, n=2)
7178 Points ∼100% +112%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
5413 Points ∼75% +60%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
4477 Points ∼62% +32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (4218 - 4526, n=5)
4369 Points ∼61% +29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (3748 - 3782, n=2)
3765 Points ∼52% +11%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, R9 5900X
3393 Points ∼47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (3169 - 3185, n=2)
3177 Points ∼44% -6%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
2762 Points ∼38% -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
2199 Points ∼31% -35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
2149 Points ∼30% -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
1984 Points ∼28% -42%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (5364 - 5490, n=2)
5427 Points ∼100% +61%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
4805 Points ∼89% +43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (3998 - 4321, n=5)
4194 Points ∼77% +24%
Average AMD Radeon RX 6600
4043 Points ∼74% +20%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, R9 5900X
3371 Points ∼62%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (3348 - 3358, n=2)
3353 Points ∼62% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) (2939 - 2948, n=2)
2944 Points ∼54% -13%
Average AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
2663 Points ∼49% -21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
2214 Points ∼41% -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
2169 Points ∼40% -36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
2060 Points ∼38% -39%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (2666 - 2704, n=2)
2685 Points ∼100% +111%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) (2331 - 2354, n=2)