NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 reviews arrive on January 26th, a day before launch

Published: 21st Jan 2022, 09:34 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA RTX 3050 reviews drop a day early

NVIDIA is doing something good for a change.

We have just learned that RTX 3050 reviews will be posted a day before launch, which means GPU fans will have plenty of time to read about the cards they might want to purchase.

The decision to lift the review embargo sooner means that NVIDIA is finally doing something good for a change. This is after the company introduced its GeForce RTX 3080 12GB model with no MSRP and no press driver. The RTX 3050, on the other hand, will be a proper launch with early embargo set in place and MSRP which was already announced at CES 2022.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 reviews will be posted on January 26th at 6 AM PDT, exactly 24 hours before the card officially goes on sale.

NVIDIA RTX 3050 features GA106-150 GPU, Source: Inno3D

The RTX 3050 will cost 249 USD according to NVIDIA plans. This price is more than likely to double at retailers, but there is a good chance that stock will be better. According to some Chinese media, NVIDIA is indeed preparing a significant stock of RTX 3050 cards, but no matter the number, it will still sell out fast.

Ever since RTX 3060 series have been selling at 500+ USD, gamers are looking for cheaper alternatives. With its sub-500 USD price, the 3050 might have a chance of becoming the new XX60.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Specifications
VideoCardzGeForce RTX 3060GeForce RTX 3050Radeon RX 6500 XT
Picture
GPUGA106-400GA106-150Navi 24 XT
Cores
 
3584
 
2560
 
1024
RT Cores
 
28
 
20
 
16
Tensors
 
112
 
80
Memory
 
12GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
15 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
18 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
192-bit
 
128-bit
 
64-bit
TGP/TBP
 
170W
 
130W
 
107W
Maximum Bandwidth
 
360 GB/s
 
224 GB/s
 
144 GB/s
MSRP
 
329 USD
 
249 USD
 
199 USD
Release DateFebruary 2021January 2022January 2022



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