Nvidia is making small power saving tweaks to their entry-level GPUs. The chipmaker has updated his GeForce RTX 3050. This is two places below his last-gen RTX 2060 in the GPU benchmark tier and lowers the budget card’s TDP by 15W.
Nvidia has previously launched two variants of the GeForce RTX 3050 based on GA106 silicon. The retail GeForce RTX 3050 has 2,560 CUDA cores, while the GeForce RTX 3050 OEM has 2,304 CUDA cores and slightly lower clock speeds. A third new variant appears to use his GA107 silicon instead of the GA106 silicon, but with a lower TDP.
The GA106 silicon has 30 streaming multiprocessors (SMs), equivalent to 3,840 CUDA cores. The GeForce RTX 3050 has plenty of firepower. The GA107 silicon, on the other hand, is small and only holds 2,560. So this is perfect for the GeForce RTX 3050. A switch to GA107 silicon would allow Nvidia to cut manufacturing costs for his GeForce RTX 3050. Alternatively, the chipmaker may have a ton of his GA107 silicon left that needs to be removed. of.
GeForce RTX 3050 GA107 specs
|Header Cell – Column 0||GeForce RTX 3050 GA107||GeForce RTX 3050||GeForce RTX 3050 OEM|
|Base clock (MHz)||1,552||1,552||1,515|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1,777||1,777||1,755|
|FP32 performance (TFLOPS)||9.098||9.098||8.087|
|memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory clock (Gbps)||14||14||14|
|memory bus||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit|
|Memory bandwidth (GBps)||224||224||224|
The GeForce RTX 3050 GA107 shares the same specs as the regular GeForce RTX 3050. It features 2,560 CUDA cores, 80 Tensor cores, and 20 RT cores. Both graphics cards appear to have the same clock speed. So the performance should be similar, if not equivalent. Additionally, the memory subsystem remains intact. The GeForce RTX 3050 GA107 continues to use 8 GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory. A graphics card with a 128-bit memory interface can provide up to 224 GBps of memory bandwidth. In any version, this card sits at the bottom of his Nvidia’s RTX stack and cannot compete with the best graphics cards on the market.
The most noticeable difference between the GA107 and GA106 models is the TDP. The former has a TDP of 115W and the latter is rated at 130W. So we expect a 12% reduction from a simple silicon swap. The TDP drop is not significant enough to justify changing the power supply design. A single 6-pin power connector delivers up to 75W, and with another 75W from the PCI slot, the graphics card has 150W at its disposal. However, some manufacturers have the opportunity to use a different power connector design.
MSI is brand new GeForce RTX 3050 Ventus 2X 8G OCV1 (opens in new tab), which is powered by GA107 silicon. It has the same 1,807 MHz boost clock as the GeForce RTX 3050 Ventus 2X 8G OC (opens in new tab) And 15W lower TDP. However, the latest OCV1 variant only relies on a 6-pin power connector compared to the regular model which features an 8-pin power connector.
Unfortunately, we were unable to find any stock at US retailers of the GeForce RTX 3050 Ventus 2X 8G OCV1 for price comparison with the vanilla model. don’t understand.