Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3050 has popped up on-line, or no less than the spec of this rumored graphics card has been highlighted on Twitter.
Prolific leaker kopite7kimi is as soon as once more the supply of this Nvidia-related hypothesis (who additionally lately aired particulars on the purported RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti GPUs).
RTX 3050, GA107-300, 2304FP32, 90W TGPNovember 9, 2020
Apparently the RTX 3050 will use the GA107 GPU, the mannequin down from the GA106 which can energy the RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti in accordance with the rumor mill – but it surely’s nonetheless an RTX card, which means it would assist ray tracing.
In different phrases, theoretically there might be no GTX flavors with the Ampere vary, and even the lower-end Nvidia GPUs may have ray tracing capabilities.
The RTX 3050 will purportedly run with 2,304 CUDA cores, in comparison with 3,840 CUDA cores for the RTX 3060 (and three,584 for the 3060 Ti). That represents a substantial increase in comparison with lower-end Turing GPUs (the GTX 1650 Tremendous provides 1,280 CUDA cores, the 1660 – and Tremendous variant – have 1,408, and the 1660 Ti has 1,536).
Energy consumption for the RTX 3080 will sit at 90W, however keep in mind that this all stays hypothesis. Moreover, clearly we don’t have a full image of purported specs but, with clock speeds and reminiscence configuration particulars lacking, when it comes to making an attempt to guess at precisely how highly effective the supposed RTX 3050 might be.
Additionally, as Videocardz, which noticed the above tweet, factors out, Nvidia doubled the variety of CUDA cores per SM (streaming multiprocessor) with the Ampere structure, which means after all that evaluating efficiency throughout Nvidia’s GPU generations isn’t fairly so simple as it scaling linearly with extra cores.
So in brief, it’s a posh image with bits lacking, however that hasn’t stopped of us on Twitter getting excited in regards to the prospect that this 3050 may give us one thing like the facility of the RTX 2060 – the baseline card for ray tracing within the 2000 collection – for hopefully quite a bit much less money. However as we’ve stated, it’s approach too early to be leaping to any conclusions (though we are able to however hope).
Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti will supposedly be the subsequent Ampere GPU to be launched, theoretically landing in December, with the vanilla RTX 3060, and each the RTX 3050 and its Ti model anticipated to reach early in 2021 (the rumor mill reckons all three of these graphics playing cards might be right here by the tip of February, however take that with much more salt than the information in the remainder of this story).