GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 23.57% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile sales 4 January 2022. This is a laptop graphics card based on an Ampere architecture and made with 8 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 1.75 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit 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 130 Watt.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking218
Place by popularity53
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA106
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2022 (2 years ago)

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 3050 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 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 speed1552 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1777 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)130 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate102.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3050 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 amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bit Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1750 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3050 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 Mobile 23.57

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 3050 Mobile 9122

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3050 Mobile 77234

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 Mobile 21358

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 Mobile 15685

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 Mobile 90224

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%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3050 Mobile 158

Gaming performance

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.

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 HD93
1440p50
4K32

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 106

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75
Battlefield 5 75−80
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 83
Far Cry 5 118
Far Cry New Dawn 110
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
Watch Dogs: Legion 85

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 62
Battlefield 5 75−80
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 61
Far Cry 5 107
Far Cry New Dawn 103
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 70−75
Horizon Zero Dawn 73
Metro Exodus 62
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 87
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 168
Watch Dogs: Legion 73

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 53
Battlefield 5 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 61
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 94
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 65
Watch Dogs: Legion 71

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 52
Metro Exodus 36
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
Battlefield 5 50−55
Cyberpunk 2077 30
Far Cry 5 68
Far Cry New Dawn 69
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 33

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 14
Metro Exodus 23
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 12
Far Cry 5 35
Far Cry New Dawn 37
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 19

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


Arc A550M 100.51
GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile is Radeon RX 6550M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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

GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 100

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 Mobile according to our statistics.

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