Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 8GB could be available in two different configurations in the near future: one with a GA106 GPU and another with a GA107 GPU, according to recent reports. Ideally, there will be little difference between the two models, but there is a chance that the GA107 model will be slightly more efficient than the current GA106 model.
Nvidia introduced the GeForce RTX 3050 dedicated graphics card on January 27th, and it comes with a reasonable set of specifications for the price. These are the specifications: In addition, the processor has 20 SMs, 2,560 CUDA Core, 80 Tensor Cores, 20 RT Cores, and a boost clock speed of 1,777 MHz.
Aside from the 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, the GA106 GPU at the heart of the device is responsible for everything. That’s the same GPU as the RTX 3060, although with significantly reduced specifications compared to its larger, mid-range sister.
Igor’s Lab has now reported that an RTX 3050 graphics card with the GA107 GPU will be released, which is the same GPU that is utilized by the mobile RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti graphics cards.
Core counts, clock speeds, and performance of the two RTX 3050 models are expected to be almost identical: core counts, clock speeds, and performance are expected to be nearly identical spec-for-spec.
According to Igor’s Lab, there could be a minor reduction in power usage for the GA107 model: 115W total board power (TBP) as opposed to the current standard of 130W. Overclocking or undervolting may be affected by this switch-up; the GA107 chip, because to its more efficient architecture, should respond to appreciable amount a little better than the previous model.
According to the specs, it appears that Nvidia has played things safe this time around in order to facilitate this potential fadeout in the future.
In the meantime, as its foundry partner Samsung continues to create GA106 chips, it will be building up a supply of chips that aren’t capable of meeting the standards of the RTX 3060. As a result, it makes logical to utilize these as the foundation for a budget card that is even more restrictive.
The question is, though, what happens when Samsung’s yields increase and the company makes fewer weakheart chips, or when these chips sell more quickly than they are produced?
In order to avoid having RTX 3050 supply run out in such a situation, it’s possible that Nvidia had prepared ahead and switched to the GA107 GPU instead. Nvidia has guaranteed that both GPUs are pin-compatible in order to prevent its partners from having to adjust their designs in order to embrace the new technology.
In addition, it is rumored to be the reason why Nvidia limited the 16x PCIe lane GA106 GPU to only 8x with the RTX 3050: such that a transition to the 8x PCIe lane GA107 GPU will not have a significant impact on overall performance in the long run.
Not the first time a graphics processing unit (GPU) from a graphics card has been recycled. In fact, this happened just a few months ago with Nvidia’s previous generation, the RTX 20-series, where the RTX 2060 was discovered to be equipped with both its native TU106 GPU and the TU104 GPU taken from higher-end cards. It has recently been claimed that the RTX 3060 GPU could be replaced by a GA104 GPU in future updates of the card.
Nvidia evaluation GeForce RTX 3050
In our evaluation, the RTX 3050 received a score of 77 percent. In which Dave refers to Nvidia’s latest graphics card as a GTX 1660 Ti with “RTX sensibilities,” but comments that it is more of a graphics card developed out of the GPU scarcity than one that “shows off Nvidia’s silicon brilliance to its maximum extent.” At the very least, the RTX 3050 is one of the few readily available graphics cards in the world.
Even if it isn’t always sold at a fair price or even close to the MSRP, you could perhaps purchase one if you wanted to. Furthermore, we predict a price reduction on this card, because if the £500 budget GPUs do not sell, as it appears they are not in strong demand, then lower-cost models from third-party GPU partners are to be expected.