Finally, the specifications of RTX 3050 have been revealed by NVIDIA after many changes. They have decided on the GA106 GPU. However, GA107 was used for its mobile RTX 3050 series, the GPU simply wasn’t up to the mark for the task in the competitive desktop space. This is significant as AMD is going to release its Radeon RX 6500 XT and Intel hopefully will launch its Arc A350 in the coming months.
2560 CUDA cores will be featured by RTX 3050 features 2560 CUDA cores. NVIDIA has used GA106 GPU rather than GA107, and the company repurposed existing designs with a very low engineering effort. By this, many development resources must have been conserved that can then result in lower cost.
Other features of NVIDIA’s RTX 3050 include an 8GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps. This model will rival the Radeon RX 6500XT. Radeon RX 6500XT possesses only half of this capacity, but also has a much faster 18 Gbps memory. Both the above-mentioned SKUs are going to represent the slowest current-gen desktop GPUs. The GPUs are soon going to be available in the market: RX 6500XT is expected to launch on January 19th while RTX 3050 on January 27th.