NVIDIA added two more cards to its RTX 30 series, ones that will be introducing budget-friendly ray tracing to laptops. The new GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti promise 60+ frame-per-second gaming and AI-powered supersampling.
As avid gamers should be familiar, this new pair of GPUs is in the tier below the RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti. That means that these two cards are less powerful, yes, but the RTX 3050 and 3050 still coming packing with decent specs: 2,048 CUDA cores and 1,500MHz clock speed for the former, and 2,560 CUDA cores and 1,485MHz for the latter. Both have 4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Perhaps more interestingly, the RTX 3050 and 3050 TI make use of NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super-Sampling, which uses artificial intelligence to boost game performance without a noticeable difference in the game visuals.
Starting summer in the US, the brands Dell, HP, Gigabyte, Lenovo, MSI, and Razer will be the first to release new laptops featuring the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti. These laptops will have a starting price of $799.