AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.63
 
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Architecture
Vega
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
GA107
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
4 January 2021
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
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Price now
$649
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
2304
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1417 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
102.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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 type
HBM2
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
224.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 224 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile

Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 7 February 2019)

So, VII or RTX 3050 Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon VII is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile is a notebook one.
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