The GeForce Ampere line will mark the return of graphics cards ending in 50 in their model number and the first time we will see a GeForce RTX in this line. What it means to have technologies like Mesh Shading, Variable Rate Shading and especially Ray Tracing for the more modest PC gamers, whether they use a desktop PC or a laptop, although for the moment the RTX 3050 Mobile is only for the latter. .
RTX 3050 Mobile GPU Frequencies
These are not the official ones but we think these are the definitive ones as they were released by laptop maker Clevo and therefore we can infer that they were obtained after testing the performance of an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti when mounted on one of their laptops. We know this because it was Clevo herself who uploaded the results to GPU-Z. Either way, it’s very likely that, like the rest of the RTX 30 Mobile, we have more model variation.
And what is the frequency and consumption of the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Mobile? As shown in the table, the GPU operates at a base frequency of 1222 MHz with the possibility of reaching 1485 MHz in Boost. The configuration of the RTX 3050 Ti Mobile is 2560 ALU in FP32, exactly the same number as AMD’s RX 6700 XT. Let’s not forget that NVIDIA assigns up to 128 FP32 ALUs per shader or SM unit, while AMD assigns 64. This leads to a lower number of texture units, 80 units against 160, and therefore a higher texturing.
In fact, the rival of this NVIDIA GPU would not be the RX 6700 XT, but graphics in a lower range. That is to say the AMD RX 6600 or AMD RX 6500 ranges. Let us not forget that AMD will soon launch its RDNA 2 for laptops, against which this RTX 3050 Mobile will be competing in the coming weeks.
Only 4 GB of GDDR6 memory
One of the surprising things about the specs of the RTX 3050 Ti is the fact that it is only equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory, whose configuration consists of 4 GDDR6 12 Gbps chips, Memclk 1500 MHz frequency for RTX 3050 Mobile VRAM, 1 GB each.
Considering the fact that there are already 2 GB of GDDR6 chips on the market and NVIDIA’s commitment to using them in its RTX 3060, both in laptops and desktops, we are surprised at this. stage to see a GDDR6 configuration with 1 GB chips.
Although not all negative, since the existence of the GA107 graphics chip presupposes the updating of the most modest gaming laptops, which had been relegated to not being able to use the latest technologies. Let’s not forget that not everyone has the economic capacity to buy high-end graphics.