NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1238
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 43.02

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile sales 11 May 2021. This is Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

43.02%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating107
ArchitectureAmpere
GPU code nameGN20-P0
Market segmentLaptop
Release date11 May 2021 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed1238 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1500 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate102.0of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3050 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
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 Mobile 43.02
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm 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.

RTX 3050 Mobile 59385
RTX 3050 Mobile 11293

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RTX 3050 Mobile 12674

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.

RTX 3050 Mobile 16956

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

RTX 3050 Mobile 43216

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.

RTX 3050 Mobile 474692

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3050 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.

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

1080p75
1440p45
4K26

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 58
Battlefield 5 93
Cyberpunk 2077 39
Far Cry 5 86
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Hitman 3 102
Horizon Zero Dawn 75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 75
Watch Dogs: Legion 66

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 32
Battlefield 5 89
Cyberpunk 2077 34
Far Cry 5 80
Far Cry New Dawn 77
Hitman 3 71
Horizon Zero Dawn 59
Metro Exodus 49
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 64
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 88
Watch Dogs: Legion 57

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 83
Cyberpunk 2077 28
Far Cry 5 74
Far Cry New Dawn 66
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45
Watch Dogs: Legion 26

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3 44
Horizon Zero Dawn 46
Metro Exodus 29
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 22
Battlefield 5 66
Cyberpunk 2077 16
Far Cry 5 52
Far Cry New Dawn 52
Watch Dogs: Legion 19

3840x2160
High Preset

Hitman 3 21
Metro Exodus 17
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 33

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5 35
Cyberpunk 2077 5
Far Cry 5 19

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700M, which is faster by 9% and higher by 14 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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