The GeForce RTX 3050 is an entry-level gaming graphics card. It uses the Ampere architecture and targets Full HD needs. After less patience, its price fell below the 250 € mark.
This solution is based on a GA106-150 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores, 80 Tensor cores and 20 Ray-Tracing cores as well as 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. All this little world is powered at a base frequency of 1552 MHz against 1777 MHz in boost mode. Its equipment includes 8 GB of GDDR6 at 1750 MHz operated through the 128-bit bus. In the end, we have an FP32 computing power of 9.1 TFLOPs for a bandwidth of 224 GB/s and a thermal envelope of 130 Watts.
This GeForce RTX 3050 was officially launched at $249 on January 26, 2022, however the chaotic evolution of the graphics card market has quickly caused its price to move towards the peaks of the mid-range. The follow-up of its price proposed by our colleagues from Cowcotland shows that in the space of a year it went from €279 to €399 then fell again for a time between €329 and €349.
For several weeks, a new drop has been observed with excellent news for players since it is now available from €249. This price was spotted for a custom version, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX. Since then it has risen to €279.
In terms of performance, we are ahead of a GeForce GTX 1660, with a lead of between 12 and 14% depending on the definition (1080p and 1440p). It provides 60 frames per second in Full HD and Full Option in the majority of our titles. Some greedy games require small adjustments in the options for this value to be reached.
To know in detail its performance you can reread our tests of the