GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 38.98% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile sales 3 January 2023. This is a laptop graphics card based on an Ada Lovelace architecture and made with 5 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 16 GHz are supplied, and together with 96 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 115 Watt (35 - 115 Watt TGP).

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking105
Place by popularity74
ArchitectureAda Lovelace
GPU code nameGN21-X2
Market segmentLaptop
Release date3 January 2023 (1 year ago)

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 4050 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)
Boost clock speed2370 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology5 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)115 Watt (35 - 115 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate140.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on GeForce RTX 4050 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 4050 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 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed16000 GB/sof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth192.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 4050 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 ConnectorsPortable Device Dependent

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA8.9

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 4050 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 4050 Mobile 38.98

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 4050 Mobile 30514

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 4050 Mobile 85660

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 4050 Mobile 22194

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 4050 Mobile 136776

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 4050 Mobile 552112

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 4050 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 HD96
1440p49
4K31

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 103

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 117
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 83
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 95−100
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 80−85
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Metro Exodus 110−120
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 204
Watch Dogs: Legion 118

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 92
Battlefield 5 120−130
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 71
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 95−100
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Hitman 3 47
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Metro Exodus 110−120
Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 168
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 156
Watch Dogs: Legion 95−100

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65−70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 70
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 75−80
Cyberpunk 2077 65
Far Cry 5 80−85
Forza Horizon 4 140−150
Horizon Zero Dawn 150−160
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 145
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 80
Watch Dogs: Legion 52

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 75−80
Far Cry New Dawn 90−95

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 36
Far Cry 5 69
Forza Horizon 4 80−85
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 85−90
Metro Exodus 70−75
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 84
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 59
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 65−70

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 35−40
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 47

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24−27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 18
Far Cry 5 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 40−45
Watch Dogs: Legion 26

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 35−40

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile is Radeon RX 6650M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile:

GeForce RTX 4050 Mobile 100

Similar GPUs

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

Recommended processors

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