ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 Complete review and benchmarks- I find myself in confusion many times. When we were testing this GPU the performance difference between the RTX 3050 and GTX 1660 super is not more than enough, I mean there are only 3 frames of difference in almost every game. But this RTX 3050 has new technologies like DLSS, and Raytracing and has a faster memory clock. So this will be a little interesting review of RTX 3050. We got our hands on a brand new ASUS RTX 3050. And we find some new details. Let’s talk about it.
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Name and Architecture:
|Model:||GeForce RTX 3050|
|Fabrication process:||8 nm|
|Bus interface:||PCI-E 4.0 x 16|
|Launch date:||January 2022|
|Price at launch:||$249|
one of the best facts about this GPU is its price starts from $250 and it offerings some of the most amazing specs that you may haven’t seen from any other GPUs. This RTX 3050 has been in news for quite a long time. We all were confused about its presence because last year Nvidia also said they will launch an RTX 2050, but we never get to see that. This GPU was launched back in January 2022. It’s ready for Gen 4 performance, its PCI-E 4.0 supported. Which will help in eke out maximum performance from the GPU if you have a compatible motherboard and processor. I will suggest an Intel Core i5-12600k if you are going for a midrange gaming setup. It has 12 billion transistors. And is based on Ampere architecture.
|Base Clock||1550 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1807 MHz|
Most gamers compare this GPU with the AMD Rx 6600, but they don’t see the base and the boost clock speeds of the Rx 6600. If you look closely you’ll find these GPUs much similar in specs, but the Rx 6600 is much faster than this GPU. Because this GPU base clock is 1550MHz and the boost clock is 1807MHz.
|Memory Size||8 GB|
|Memory Bandwidth||224.0 GB/s|
|Memory clock:||1750 MHz|
|Memory clock (effective):||14 GHz|
|L2 cache:||4 MB|
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 has 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a frequency of 1750GHz. Which is really fast compared to its predecessors. The memory clock of this GPU is 14GHz which is amazingly fast and don’t forget this GPU is also so power efficient. This GPU interface is 256Bit which is a faster beast than GPU Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060. The memory bandwidth is a lot faster than its predecessor also. Like it’s faster than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070. The memory bandwidth is freaking 448 GB/s which is awesome. The cache memories are also good in terms of performance. The L2 cache memory is 4MB which is impressive. The memory clock of this ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 is 14GHz which will help in boosting game performance.
Cores & Texture:
|Texture Mapping Units||80|
|Render Output Units||32|
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 has so many Cuda cores like so many. There are so many Cuda cores on a larger scale, which are 2560 Cuda cores. The Cuda cores are more than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070. There are 32 ROP cores that help in rotating, resizing, and scaling the image. There are also 80 tensor cores which will help in Ray tracing. Ray tracing is so much fun to play with I mean with the new latest games you can enjoy the full amazing lighting control, reflections, and so much more to play games with ray tracing on. There are also new features in this GPU like DLSS, what these features do is that new algorithms this upscale your game’s resolutions to make it more crisp and sharp. There are also 20 RT cores. The Texture units help a lot when it comes to gaming textures like cars, bushes, trees, etc. with new continuous updates in drivers this GPU gets faster and more efficient in updates from Nvidia. This GPU also features more amazing things with compatible CPUs like Intel Core i9 12900KS , AMD Ryzen 7 5800, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 , and AMD Ryzen 5 5600. With these new processors, this GPU can provide a significant boost in performance. It can double its FPS count in frames with these new CPUs. You can find complete articles just by clicking these processors’ names.
|Maximum power draw:||130 W|
This GPU’s maximum power consumption is 130W. This is by this time it’s good and you will find this GPU more power efficient than other GPUs. It has a cool design and has good heat management.
|Multi-monitor:||Up to 4 displays|
|Maximum digital resolution:||7680 x 4320 @60 Hz|
|Maximum DP resolution:||7680 x 4320 @120 Hz|
|Maximum HDMI resolution:||4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz|
This mid-range GPU has maximum output of 8k. This GPU also can support 4 monitors, and can even can support the latest hdmi and display port version.
|Pixel fill rate:||56.86 GPixel/s|
|Texture fill rate:||142.2 GTexel/s|
The texture fill rate is 56.86 GP/s and the texture fill rate is 142.2GP/s. Which is good and fast compared to its predecessor.
|Standard display connectors:||3 x DisplayPort 1.4a
|Power connectors:||1 x 8-pin|
|Audio input for HDMI:||Yes|
Well, one of the most important and key factors about this GPU is its power consumption. This GPU is not that power-hungry. This GPU needs 1x 8-pin connector. There are also 3 display ports and 1 HDMI port, which is really great for multiple monitors. There is also Audio input from HDMI which also helps with these new monitors. The Single 8-pin connecter really made the wiring system completely awesome.
|Width||12.3 cm or 4.84 inches|
|Length||20.0 cm or 7.87 inches|
These days the size of the GPU is also important because there are a lot of cases that don’t fit some long GPUs. This GPU is 7.87 inches which can fit in most PC cases. Plus the GPU is also dual-slot which helps in heat overflow. There are some variants of this GPU who’s offering single slot GPU with a small form factor. Off course, there will be some major issues with heat management in these small GPUs. I will always recommend the normal version of the GPU because in summers the heat dissipation will help in those high variants. The higher variants are more optimized than the normal ones, thus they can handle heat better.
Features & Support:
|Other features:||3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
|Open CL support:||2.0|
|DirectX support:||12 Ultimate|
There are a lot of new features in this GPU, and they are updated over me. The most amazing new features about this GPU are Ray tracing, 3D Vision, PhysX, etc. this GPU is so rich in features that a GPU king like Geforce RTX 3060 left behind. This ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 has Open CL support 2.0 which is a lot efficient than the last gen Open CL 1.0. This will help in boost in performance. ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 also has Open GL 4.6 support which is also faster than the Open GL 4.5. ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 also has DirectX 12 ultimate support. The Vulkan support is also 1.2 which makes the drivers experience more up to date. The Shader model makes the texture experience more accurate and more efficient and fast. ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 has the Shader model 6.5.
The gaming experience of this GPU is on another level. ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3050 has the fastest memories, fast clock speeds, faster memory clock speeds, more Cuda cores, newest architecture, and higher bandwidth. Which makes the gaming experience more powerful. The more the cuda cores the faster the performance of a GPU will be. So this GPU is like on steroids when it comes to the Cuda cores. Running GTA 5 on this GPU will give you around 120+ FPS. And in almost every game this GPU shows the best performance.
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