/NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

Nvidia has announced the launch of latest in the lineup for laptop video cards, the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti based on the company’s smallest Ampere GPU — GA107.

The 3050 launches along side Intels Tiger Lake-H CPUs which should offer some competition to current Ryzen APU powered laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop Specifications
  RTX 3070
Laptop GPU
RTX 3060
Laptop GPU
RTX 3050 Ti
Laptop GPU
RTX 3050
Laptop GPU
CUDA Cores 5120 3840 2560 2048
ROPs 80 48 32? 32?
Boost Clock 1290 – 1620MHz 1283 – 1703MHz 1035 – 1695MHz 1057 – 1740MHz
Memory Clock 14Gbps GDDR6 14Gbps GDDR6 12Gbps? GDDR6 12Gbps? GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
TDP Range 80 – 125W 60 – 115W 35 – 80W 35 – 80W
GPU GA104 GA106 GA107 GA107
Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere
Manufacturing Process Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Launch Date 01/26/2021 01/26/2021 05/11/2021 05/11/2021

Performance-wise, the 3050 should be a good replacement for laptops running the GTX 1650 Ti and even the GTX 1660.    Curiously, there’s no comparison with it’s competition so it’s likely a good idea to wait for benchmarks before ordering.  Laptops launching with the 3050 and 3050 Ti will ship out with support fo HDMI 2.1 output support and Dynamic Boost 2.0.

Pricing for 3050 powered laptops start at $799.