Review 292: 30.01.2022 at 05:00 pm by OTTO:
This GPU comes with a great price and high specs, it is also a great option for building a mid-range PC. Let me introduce to Nvidia’s beast, the RTX 3050 GPU.
In this review, I’ll review the Nvidia’s RTX 3050 GPU. The card was recently released. I’ll also discuss the pros and cons of this card towards the end of this review. Make sure to continue reading the article until the end.
This 3050 GPU card from Nvidia is an economic option, it is suitable to play 1080p@60fps games with ray tracing enabled, it is also the first 50 series GPU from Nvidia that works using the Ampere architecture.
This means that the card supports the Ray Tracing technology, which provides better aesthetics for shadows and reflections. It also supports DLSS technology, which enhances the frames and graphics using AI.
The GPU comes with 2560 CUDA cores, which is twice the cores of the GTX 1650 GPU, it also comes with 73 3rd Gen Tensor cores. These Tensor cores significantly help with the AI and DLSS, and it is supported with more than 145 games so far. The card supports Nvidia’s Reflex technology, which minimizes the latency in competitive games.
It also measures and adjust the latency in the system, and it is supported with lots of competitive games such as Fortnite and CoD Black Ops Cold War. It also supports Nvidia Broadcast app, which offers lots of features to content creators, such as isolating the background without need a green screen.
The app also tracks faces and isolates noises. The card comes with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM. The card uses 130W of power consumption. The PSU suggested bt Nvidia to be used with it is 550W. The card comes with an 8-pin port for power.
The version we’re testing is the Gigabyte RTX 3050 Eagle OC. It comes with 2 Windforce fans. These fans are known to provide efficient cooling. The fans are made from Graphene Nano Lubricant material. This means that these fans last 2.1x compared to other fans. The card comes with 2x HDMI 2.1 and 2x DisplayPort 1.4a ports. These sound like great specs, but how does this card perform❓🤔🙄
In 3DMark Time Spy test, the GPU scored 13556 points. Here’s where the GPU performance is ranked among other competitors. We tested a number of games with 1080p resolution.
Fortnite game with High settings scored between 88 to 130fps. WIth Ray Tracing and DLSS enabled and with medium settings, the game scored between 58 to 66fps.
Doom Internal game with Ultra Nightmare settings scored 95 to 150fps. But with Ray Tracing and DLSS enabled, it scored 90 to 120fps.
Watch Dogs: Legion with Very High settings scored 59 to 71fps. But with Racy Tracing and DLSS enabled with medium settings, it scored 58 to 69fps.
Death Stranding with Very High settings scored 95 to 120fps. But wit DLSS enabled, it scored 105 to 130fps.
The price of this RTX 3050 GPU is 249 USD.. but the price could change depending on availability. 🥺
This card has a great price and is suitable for mid-range PCs to play 1080p games on. It supports Ray Tracing and DLSS technologies. It is great that, with this price, this GPU supports these technologies. The cooling system works well and satisfactory. It supports HDMI 2.1 ports.
It consumes a little bit more energy. But usually, power supplies over 550W will work perfectly, it also produces a little bit of heat. Hopefully, it’ll be available with the official price, but with the shortage of semiconductors and black market, the price will change.
This RTX 3050 GPU is part of the new Nvidia GPUs. Let me know whether I should continue reviewing such technologies.
This is the end.. See you later.🤗👻
Content Editor, OTTO Magazine Manager.