NVIDIA reportedly to offer an increased supply of RTX 3050 graphics cards

Published: 13th Jan 2022, 09:22 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

NVIDIA has a large supply GeForce RTX 3050 coming?

Chinese media outlets are now sharing a rumor that NVIDIA has a large stock of RTX 3050 being distributed to board partners. 

The rumor was first shared by Board Channels and has since been reported by other news outlets. It is said that NVIDIA is offering a larger supply of RTX 3050 cards than RTX 3060/3060Ti. The report does not explicitly say if that refers to the current supply or rather the supply for the launch day, although it does mention ‘the first batch’.

The card launches on January 27th, just days before the Chinese New Year (February 1st). It is said that a large number of orders will not be fulfilled until after the Spring Festival ends (give or take a week or two).

NVIDIA to offer increased supply of RTX 3050 GPUs, Source: Board Channels

The RTX 3050 is using a cut-down GA106 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores. This translates to nearly 1/3 of the cores being disabled. NVIDIA’s first RTX model from the XX50 series will be equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit bus. It is therefore looking more attractive than 50 USD cheaper Radeon RX 6500XT which comes with a 4GB and 64-bit memory bus. The latter already received official MSRP from board partners at 300+ EUR.

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

Source: ITHome, Board Channels




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