Average Bench: 74.7% (81st of 692)

Based on 28,992 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 2507 Model: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

The RTX 3050 is built on NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture. It marks the first time that ray-tracing has been available on an entry level (50-series) card. Second generation ray tracing cores can be switched on for more realistic light simulation, albeit at a hit to performance. The 3050 features 2560 CUDA cores, a boost clock frequency of 1.78 GHz, 8 GB of the latest GDDR6 memory and NVIDIA’s DLSS. DLSS technology uses the 3050’s tensor cores to scale up resolutions whilst maintaining high frame rates and without losing significant image quality. The 3050 also includes an encoder (NVENC) for sharper images and smoother capture whilst recording/streaming. The MRSP of entry models is $249 USD, however, street prices are closer to $600 USD. Early benchmarks show that the 3050 only headlines around 50% faster than AMD's 6500 XT whilst street prices for the 3050 are over 100% higher. Many experienced users simply have no interest in buying AMD cards, regardless of price. AMD’s neanderthal marketing tactics seem to have come back to haunt them. Their brazen domination of social media platforms including youtube and reddit resulted in millions of users purchasing sub standard products. Experienced gamers know all too well that high average fps are worthless when they are accompanied with stutters, random crashes, excessive noise and a limited feature set. [Jan '22 GPUPro]

Good average bench

The Nvidia RTX 3050 averaged 25.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 101fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 64.9fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia RTX 3050 is just 11.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia RTX 3050 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 86.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 89.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
91 Lighting 101 108
77.6 Reflection 86.3 115
78.7 Parallax 89.2 99.9
82.7% 92.3 fps
Min Avg Max
77.9 MRender 83.4 86.7
68.5 Gravity 72.2 76.8
61.2 Splatting 64.9 68.8
59.2% 73.5 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2377 MHz, MLim: 3507 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 528.24
Lighting 119
Reflection 94.4
Parallax 103
97% 106 fps
MRender 86.4
Gravity 82.6
Splatting 74.4
66% 81.1 fps
CLim: 2317 MHz, MLim: 3528 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 528.24
Lighting 113
Reflection 90.9
Parallax 97.9
92% 101 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 79.3
Splatting 70.9
63% 77.8 fps
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 527.56
Lighting 107
Reflection 86
Parallax 93.2
87% 95.3 fps
MRender 85.3
Gravity 74.6
Splatting 66.2
61% 75.4 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,567,825 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 28,992 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jan '22)
Asus(1043 887C) 14% 74% ± 3%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Dual OC
‎DUAL-RTX3050-O8G
EbayUS $28010 mins
MSI(1462 C978) 14% 74% ± 4%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Ventus 2X OC
V397-418R
EbayUS $37010 mins
Gigabyte(1458 40AA) 12% 75% ± 4%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Gaming OC
‎GV-N3050GAMING OC-8GD
EbayUS $31010 mins
Nvidia(10DE 2507) 8% 74% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA C630) 7% 75% ± 3%
Zotac RTX 3050 8GB Twin Edge OC
ZT-A30500H-10M
EbayUS $29810 mins
AmazonUS $3005 mins
Nvidia(10DE 163D) 7% 73% ± 4%
MSI(1462 C979) 6% 76% ± 3%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Gaming X
V397-421R
EbayUS $40110 mins
Gigabyte(1458 40A9) 6% 74% ± 3%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Eagle OC
‎GV-N3050EAGLE OC-8GD
PNY(196E 1397) 5% 74% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8876) 5% 75% ± 4%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Phoenix
PH-RTX3050-8G
AmazonUS $3235 mins
EbayUS $33010 mins
EVGA(3842 3553) 4% 77% ± 3%
EVGA RTX 3050 8GB XC Gaming
08G-P5-3553-KR
AmazonUS $3365 mins
EbayUS $42610 mins
Gigabyte(1458 40AB) 2% 74% ± 2%
Device(13A8 196E) 2% 76% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA D630) 2% 72% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8872) 2% 78% ± 2%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB ROG Strix OC
ROG-STRIX-RTX3050-O8G-GAMING
EbayUS $43030 days
MSI(1462 8E99) 1% 74% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 3551) 1% 75% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1396) 1% 76% ± 5%
PNY(196E 1399) 1% 75% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 6301) 0% 76% ± 1%
Asus(1043 887B) 0% 75% ± 0%
Device(7377 2000) 0% 73% ± 0%
Device(7377 150A) 0% 77% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8873) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 40B2) 0% 77% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 163D) 0% 77% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8889) 0% 78% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA E630) 0% 77% ± 0%
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Typical RTX 3050 Builds (Compare 5,265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI H510M-A PRO (MS-7D22)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $390

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 Comments

Added 12 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

There are much, MUCH better GPU options at this price range and lower, I do not recommend buying. For example, The GTX 1660S provides better value while being the cheaper GPU.


Excellent

25 days ago.

better value cards for a bit more or less


Excellent

4 days ago.

as much as other people will praise this card for its "excellent" value, just keep in mind that it is egregiously overpriced which kills the value sentiment of this video card


Poor

6 days ago.

Where is power? None in this card. Better to get a 2060 or 2060s


Poor

3 days ago.

it´s a decent card for 1080p and 60 fps DLSS helps a lot too for those more demanding games


Good

22 days ago.

This card is good for playing fortnite


Good

1 day ago.

best graphics card , better than 1660 and is the same of rtx 2060 super


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very good gpu, works on ray tracing if you activate dlss on performance, does very well on almost every games.


Good

2 days ago.

It’s a good gpu for the price considering i got in the middle of the gpu shortage, i paid about 300-350 usd (don’t really remember)


Average

16 days ago.

Cheap price for great performance.


Poor

1 month ago.

Absolutely fantastic I really don't know why some people are hating on it.


Good

19 days ago.

as proud owner of one its actually REALLY GOOD FOR ITS MONEY dlss is working pretty well and stuff and yah thanks for reading -Palit 3050 owner


Good

12 months ago.


Good

25 days ago.

Very good graphics card for casual 1080p and amazing for competitive 720p gaming.


Good

2 months ago.

For 300€ graphic is good, play most games ultra/high settings at 1080p. Good alternetive is AMD RX 6600, or for little more money RX 6600 XT for 400€


Excellent

4 months ago.

cheap and not good rtx not optimal fps


Excellent

5 months ago.

it is a great card can play most new games at 1080p 60+


Average

5 months ago.

It has great potential, but the RX 6600, which usually becomes cheaper or the same price as the RTX 3050's MSRP ($249.99) beats this GPU. It also doesn't help when it didn't beat the RTX 2060 and its super variant.


Excellent

12 months ago.

the newest rtx 3000 gpu that comes with a great msrp of 250$ it gets much better performance than the new rx 6500xt that cost 50$ less gets supportet raytraycing and dlss


Terrible

20 days ago.

Poor power


Terrible

8 months ago.

Just gross


Poor

10 months ago.

That bad


Excellent

9 months ago.

for 329 in todays market, and the ability to overclock even further than the stock "xc" overclock by another 200-300mhz, this is a great replacement for any 2060 owner looking to sidestep into the world of 30 series cards


Good

9 months ago.

good value in a busted market


Excellent

8 months ago.

If you're coming from a crappy low end old gpu, this is the perfect gpu for you. Coming from a previous GT 730 2GB DDR3, this is the best upgrade you can do for your pc and yourself.


Excellent

7 months ago.

best gpu for the money you pay


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