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NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 Mobile, frequencies and consumption

The GeForce Ampere range is going to mark the return of graphics cards ending in 50 in their model number and the first time that we will see a GeForce RTX within that range. What it means to have technologies such as Mesh Shading, Variable Rate Shading and especially Ray Tracing for the most modest gamers on PC, whether they use a desktop PC or a laptop, although at the moment the RTX 3050 Mobile are only for the latter. .

RTX 3050 Mobile GPU Frequencies

They are not the official ones, but we believe that they are the definitive ones, since they have been published by the laptop manufacturer Clevo and therefore we can deduce that they have been obtained after testing the performance of an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti once mounted on one of their laptops. . We know this because Clevo herself has uploaded the results to GPU-Z. In any case, it is very likely that like the rest of the RTX 30 Mobile we have a larger variation of models.

And what is the frequency and consumption of the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Mobile? As can be seen in the table the GPU operates at a base frequency of 1222 MHz with the ability to reach 1485 MHz in Boost. The configuration of the RTX 3050 Ti Mobile is 2560 ALUs in FP32, just the same figure 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. Which leads to a lower number of texture units, 80 units versus 160, and therefore a higher texturing rate. short.

Actually the rival of this NVIDIA GPU would not be the RX 6700 XT, but a graphics located in a lower range. That is, the AMD RX 6600 or AMD RX 6500 ranges. Let’s not forget that AMD will soon launch its RDNA 2 for laptops, against which this RTX 3050 Mobile will compete in the coming weeks.

Only 4GB of GDDR6 memory

Variable speed VRAM

One of the surprising things about the specifications of the RTX 3050 Ti is the fact that it is equipped with only 4GB GDDR6 memory, whose configuration consists of 4 GDDR6 chips at 12 Gbps, 1500 MHz memclk frequency for the VRAM of the RTX 3050 Mobile, 1 GB each.

Taking into account that there are already 2 GB GDDR6 chips on the market and NVIDIA’s commitment to use them in its RTX 3060, both in laptops and desktops, we are surprised at this point to see a GDDR6 configuration with 1 GB chips.

Although not everything is negative, since the existence of the GA107 graphics chip supposes 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 a high-end graphics.