Inno3D revealed our first look at the finalized version of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Twin X2 PCB. With NVIDIA going through multiple variations, optimizing the unreleased graphics card, it appears the company has officially completed the new GA106 GPU, releasing it to manufacturers to incorporate in their custom designs.
Inno3D shows close-up images of the new GA106 GPU for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics Card
NVIDIA has been incorporating the GA107 graphics processor for the company's GeForce RTX 3050 mobile series. Unfortunately, the mobile graphics processor was not going to be adequate enough for desktop computers, especially up against their competitors—AMD recently released the Radeon RX 6500 XT, and Intel soon to launch the new Arc Alchemist A350 in the near future.
We recently reported that:
[...] the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti will also be featuring the GA106 GPU but a cut-down configuration. The card will feature 20 SM units and 2560 CUDA cores with a TGP of 130 Watts. The entry-level graphics card will also rock 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps and will be running across a 128-bit wide bus interface for a total of 224 GB/s bandwidth. The graphics card will be priced at $249 US and will launch in several custom flavors on 27th January.
With this new confirmation, it is safe to say NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 showcases a total of 2560 CUDA cores, leaving space to add the RTX 3050 Ti later on. With the utilization of the GA106 graphics card, NVIDIA will allow for AIB repurposed designs currently on the market to be refactored without a lot of engineering costs. Lower costs for manufacturing will allow for the costs of components, like other upcoming variants, to present at a lower cost for the consumer.
It is expected for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 to offer 8GB GDDR6 memory with a memory clock of 14 Gbps. The new GPU will be in direct competition with AMD's Radeon RX 6500XT. AMD's card will present with half of the capacity of NVIDIA and have a faster clock of 18 Gbps memory. Both offerings from the two GPU giants will be the current generation's slowest desktop graphics processor that will be available. AMD's RX 6500XT will be available starting January 19, 2022, while NVIDIA's RTX 3050 GPU will release eight days later on January 27th.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Specs|
|GeForce RTX 3060||GeForce RTX 3050 8GB||Radeon RX 6500 XT|
|GPU||GA106-400||GA106-150||Navi 24 XT|
|Release Date||February 2021||January 2022||January 2022|