Nvidia may surprise us-GeForce RTX in two versions

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The GeForce RTX 3050 is one of the most anticipated graphics cards among gamers – leaks about the new model have been appearing for several months, but Nvidia may still surprise us here.

Until now, it was suspected that the GeForce RTX 3050 would be available only in one version – the card would be below the GeForce RTX 3060 model, so it could be a good proposition for cheaper gaming computers. The latest leaks, however, indicate a change in tactics.

GeForce RTX 3050 will appear in two versions?

According to Tweets of the user kopite7kimi, which you may associate with earlier leaks about the equipment, the manufacturer, however, is preparing two versions of the “thirty-fifty”. And with a different specification than originally suspected.

ModelGeForce RTX 3060GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB*GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB*
Graphic layoutAmpere GA106-300Ampere GA106-150Ampere GA106-140
Shading units358425602304
Texturing units1128072
Rasterization units6464 ?64 ?
Tensor Cores112 (3. gen)80 (3. gen)72 (3. gen)
RT units28 (2. gen)20 (2. gen)18 (2. gen)
Video memory12 GB GDDR6 192-bit8 GB GDDR6 128-bit4 GB GDDR6 128-bit
Suggested price)$329??????
* unofficial specification

The more efficient model will be equipped with the Ampere GA106 graphics chip with 2560 CUDA units and 8 GB of GDDR6 128-bit memory, and the weaker one with the Ampere GA106 chip, but in the version with 2304 CUDA units and only 4 GB of GDDR6 128-bit memory.

Details on performance are not yet known, but the GeForce RTX 3050 may be a good proposition for playing 1080p on medium graphics settings (the 8GB VRAM version should be a more forward-looking solution here).

When is the premiere of GeForce RTX 3050 cards?

According to unofficial information, the GeForce RTX 3050 cards are to be presented on January 4, 2022, during the Nvidia conference before CES 2022. However, we will have to wait until January 27, 2022, for the official premiere of the equipment.

Will the RTX 3050 cards be a success? We will find out after the premiere and tests. A lot in this matter will also depend on the prices and availability of equipment, because in recent months we have been observing serious problems with the supply of graphics cards.