Months after the RTX 2000 launched, Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, said he didn’t understand why anyone could buy a graphics card without ray tracing support. The benchmark was a dart against what AMD was offering at the time with its RX 5000 and Radeon VII, but at the same time many of us wondered why NVIDIA released the GTX 16, which lacked the differentials of the RTX 2000. : The Tensor Cores with their DLSS and their hardware dedicated to Ray Tracing.
Thanks to NotebookCheck, the technical specifications of the new line of GeForce Ampere graphics cards have been disclosed, based on the GA107 chip, which, unlike the TU116 and TU117 GPUs of the GTX 16, will have the entire GeForce Ampere architecture implemented. 100% and without cuts of any kind.
GeForce RTX 3050 specifications?
GA107 GPUs will be used in two graphics cards, RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti, which will initially only concern laptops. In both cases el TDP will be between 30 W and 80 W and with base clock speeds between 713 MHz and 1530 MHz in the case of the RTX 3050, while its Boost speeds will be between 1057 MHz and 1740 MHz. Base speeds for the RTX 3050 Ti range from 735 MHz to 1463 MHz and as for the Boost speed, it will be between the 1035 MHz and 1695 MHz.
Regarding the configuration in terms of number of CUDA cores, the RTX 3050 has 2048 CUDA “cores”
Both graphics cards will have a capacity of 4GB use a bus GDDR6 at 88 Gb / s, a figure we found to be very low to come from a 128-bit GDDR6 bus, where the slowest GDDR6 available is 12 Gbps and should have 192 GB / s or 96 GB / s bandwidth if it works . 64-bit, it looks more like a number more in line with GDDR5 memory usage.
How does the new NVIDIA GA107 GPU work?
The first thing that strikes us is the fact that in the 3D Mark TimeSpy test, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is halfway between the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q and the RTX 2060. It may seem disappointing to us, but let’s not forget not that these GPUs come to replace the GTX 16. As for the RTX 3050, it is above the GTX 1650 Ti but with a larger differential, since it is a difference of more than 1000 points in the benchmark.
If we go to the performance of games we see the same ranking in terms of performance, which should not surprise us at all, being clear where these two new GPUs are.
No sabemos si NVIDIA lanzará el chip GA107 para ordenadores de sobremesa, pero creemos que si que lo hará y que el reemplazo de las GTX 16 will be completo, con ello NVIDIA habrá terminado la transición para toda su gama de tarjetas gráficas GeForce a RTX después de two and a half years.