NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile sales 6 January 2023. This is a laptop graphics card based on an Ampere architecture and made with 8 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP).

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.98% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking197
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-P0-R 6 GB
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2023 (1 year old)

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1237 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1492 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width96 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed12000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12_2

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 3050 6GB Mobile 24.98

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3050 6GB Mobile 17421

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3050 6GB Mobile 11960

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3050 6GB Mobile 72486

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 3050 6GB Mobile 500518

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD71
1440p33

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 81

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 64
Far Cry 5 83
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65−70
Cyberpunk 2077 46
Far Cry 5 76
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 75−80
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 40−45
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 91
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Battlefield 5 80−85
Cyberpunk 2077 39
Far Cry 5 71
Far Cry New Dawn 65−70
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 50
Watch Dogs: Legion 45−50

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 37
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile is Radeon RX 6550M, which is slower by 8% and lower by 26 positions in our ranking.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Mobile according to our statistics.

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