NVIDIA To Release GeForce RTX 3050 6GB With 2304 CUDA Cores And 70W TDP

NVIDIA is preparing to launch the RTX 3050 6GB, a new addition to its graphics card series, scheduled to debut in the coming weeks. Unlike the initial RTX 3050 with 8GB memory released in January 2022, this variant will have fewer cores, reduced memory size, bandwidth, and power—a departure that questions its suitability for a similar name.

With 2304 CUDA cores, mirroring the specifications of the RTX 3050 OEM version, this card distinguishes itself by decreasing its memory bus to 96-bit. Unlike the 128-bit models, including the mentioned OEM card, this adjustment leads to a significant decrease in memory bandwidth—from 224 GB/s to only 168 GB/s.

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As per details compiled by Videocardz from board partners, the RTX 3050 6GB is reported to feature a lowered power consumption of 70W TDP compared to the original’s 130W. This reduction notably influences GPU clocks, with the base clock reduced by 510 MHz to 1042 MHz, and the boost clock, though less impacted, hovering around 1470 MHz—merely 307 MHz less than its predecessor.

As previously mentioned, certain RTX 3050 6GB cards will be equipped with passive coolers, made feasible by the lower power demand. The release of the card is imminent in the next few weeks. It raises curiosity as to why this particular card bears the name RTX 3050 rather than RTX 3040.

Via Videocardz