Intel Arc 7 A780 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB

Price now 469$
Games supported 96%
RTX 3050 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Arc 7 A780
Arc 7 A780
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 17.5 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking127not rated
Place by popularity10no data
Value for money24.92no data
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Generation 12.7 (2022)
GPU code nameGA106DG2-512
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date4 January 2022 (1 year old)2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$249 no data
Current price$469 (1.9x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores25604096
Boost clock speed1777 MHz2200 MHz
Number of transistors12,000 million21,700 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm6 nm
Power consumption (TDP)130 Watt200 Watt
Texture fill rate142.2563.2

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8PCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mmno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount8 GB16 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed14 GB/s17.5 GB/s
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/s559.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.6
CUDA8.6no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Memory bus width 128 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 4096
Memory bandwidth 224 559.6
Chip lithography 8 nm 6 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 130 Watt 200 Watt

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