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Desktop Nvidia RTX 3050 specifications leaked, with 4GB and 8GB configurations

The entry level Ampere cards have appeared.

Updated: Dec 16, 2021 11:50 am
Desktop Nvidia RTX 3050 specifications leaked, with 4GB and 8GB configurations

Are you after details about RTX 3050 specifications? A new leak suggests that it might be closer than we think. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Nvidia has been pottering along, attempting to plan out new cards within their Ampere lineup. However, one thing to note is that we’ve seen a notable absence of the ’50’ cards for some time. There was no 2050, and the last we saw of them was when we had the 1050 and 1050ti way back in 2016. So, with the rumors swirling around of Nvidia launching new graphics cards around CES 2022, it comes as no surprise to see leaks of the Nvidia RTX 3050 finally come to light. As the likelihood is that these cards are already in production. This means that one of our favorite leakers, Kopite7Kimi has been sleuthing around their sources to find out just what we can expect from the upcoming desktop variant of the Nvidia RTX 3050.

Nvidia RTX 3050 Specifications

According to Kopite7Kimi, both variants of the Nvidia RTX 3050 will use the GA106 Chip, the same chip that’s been used for the RTX 3060. This makes sense, as they will likely be using the chips that do not survive the binning process for the RTX 3060, or RTX A2000.

SKUNvidia RTX 3050 8GBNvidia RTX 3050 4GB
ChipGA106-150 GA106-140
CUDA Cores25602304
Ray Tracing Cores2018
Tensor Cores8072
Memory Specification8GB GDDR64GB GDDR6
Memory Bus128 bit128 bit
Release DateJanuary / February 2022 January / February 2022
Source: Videocardz

Interestingly, seeing the core differences between these two SKUs, we could see another 1060 6GB / 1060 3GB situation of the card with the larger amount of RAM also having a handful of other performance benefits, too. Or, we could see the 4GB model being relegated to being an RTX 3050, and the 8GB model actually being a 3050Ti model. However, we’d expect to see the Ti model come slightly later, and not so close to the ‘base’ card’s release, which leads us to the conclusion that the 8GB model is simply another variant rather than being an additional discrete card, instead.

What will Nvidia have in store for us at CES 2022? It looks like we’ll be seeing both of these GPUs in addition to the heavily rumored RTX 3090Ti, with other models having been delayed. Roll on CES 2022.

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