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 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 23.32

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 GHz 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 60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP).

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

23.32%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating166
Place by popularity45
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGN20-P0
Market segmentLaptop
Release date11 May 2021 (1 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1238 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1500 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate102.0of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
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 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 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 23.32
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 26%

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 43216

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 15994

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 65911

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3050 Mobile 11041

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

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3050 Mobile 12445

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 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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD72
1440p44
4K28

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 71
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 58
Battlefield 5 93
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 55
Far Cry 5 72
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 102
Horizon Zero Dawn 75
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 71
Watch Dogs: Legion 66
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 32
Battlefield 5 89
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 43
Far Cry 5 67
Far Cry New Dawn 77
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
Hitman 3 71
Horizon Zero Dawn 59
Metro Exodus 49
Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 61
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 84
Watch Dogs: Legion 57
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 83
Cyberpunk 2077 34
Far Cry 5 62
Far Cry New Dawn 66
Forza Horizon 4 75−80
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 47
Watch Dogs: Legion 26
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Hitman 3 44
Horizon Zero Dawn 46
Metro Exodus 29
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 22
Battlefield 5 66
Cyberpunk 2077 21
Far Cry 5 51
Far Cry New Dawn 52
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 19
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 21
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 17
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 33
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
Battlefield 5 35
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 19
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 4% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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