Average Bench: 72.9% (73rd of 685)

Based on 22,587 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 35% faster than AMD's 6500 XT whilst street prices for the 3050 are 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 27.1% 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) 103fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 73.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia RTX 3050 is just 8.75%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia RTX 3050 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 87.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 90.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,587 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.5 Lighting 103 110
79.7 Reflection 87.8 115
80.4 Parallax 90.8 102
83.3% 93.9 fps
Min Avg Max
80.4 MRender 84.9 88.2
70.1 Gravity 73.5 77.4
62.3 Splatting 65.3 69.3
60.7% 74.6 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.94
Lighting 105
Reflection 85.2
Parallax 91.7
85% 94 fps
MRender 82.5
Gravity 73.8
Splatting 66.4
61% 74.2 fps
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 517.48
Lighting 106
Reflection 85.6
Parallax 92.6
86% 94.9 fps
MRender 80.2
Gravity 72.3
Splatting 65.6
59% 72.7 fps
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 517.48
Lighting 103
Reflection 85.4
Parallax 90.6
83% 93 fps
MRender 84.5
Gravity 72.9
Splatting 65.7
60% 74.4 fps
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 511.79
Lighting 102
Reflection 85.5
Parallax 90.8
83% 92.9 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 73.4
Splatting 66.2
60% 74.4 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,256,929 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 22,587 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jan '22)
Gigabyte(1458 40AA) 13% 73% ± 3%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Gaming OC
‎GV-N3050GAMING OC-8GD
EbayUS $37513 mins
MSI(1462 C978) 12% 73% ± 2%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Ventus 2X OC
V397-418R
EbayUS $3542 days
Gigabyte(1458 40A9) 9% 72% ± 2%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Eagle OC
‎GV-N3050EAGLE OC-8GD
EbayUS $32013 mins
Nvidia(10DE 2507) 9% 72% ± 3%
Asus(1043 887C) 9% 73% ± 3%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Dual OC
‎DUAL-RTX3050-O8G
EbayUS $37913 mins
MSI(1462 C979) 9% 74% ± 2%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Gaming X
V397-421R
EbayUS $3992 days
Nvidia(10DE 163D) 6% 73% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA C630) 6% 73% ± 3%
Zotac RTX 3050 8GB Twin Edge OC
ZT-A30500H-10M
AmazonUS $3009 mins
EbayUS $31013 mins
EVGA(3842 3553) 6% 74% ± 3%
EVGA RTX 3050 8GB XC Gaming
08G-P5-3553-KR
AmazonUS $3309 mins
EbayUS $41813 mins
Asus(1043 8876) 4% 72% ± 3%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Phoenix
PH-RTX3050-8G
EbayUS $33013 mins
AmazonUS $3369 mins
Zotac(19DA D630) 2% 73% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 40AB) 2% 72% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8872) 2% 76% ± 1%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB ROG Strix OC
ROG-STRIX-RTX3050-O8G-GAMING
EbayUS $50013 mins
MSI(1462 8E99) 2% 72% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1397) 2% 70% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1399) 1% 74% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3551) 1% 74% ± 4%
PNY(196E 1396) 1% 72% ± 2%
Device(107D 2794) 0% 72% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 40B2) 0% 75% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA E630) 0% 75% ± 0%
Asus(1043 887B) 0% 72% ± 0%
Device(7377 2000) 0% 68% ± 5%
Device(7377 1501) 0% 73% ± 1%
Device(7377 150A) 0% 69% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8889) 0% 75% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $415

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 Comments

Added 8 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

7 hrs ago.

great card for everything i need i will be upgrading in the summer and will give a final update then


Good

2 days ago.

Great value for money and amazing 1080p gpu


Terrible

1 day ago.

it is terrible value just buy a 2060 it is the same price/cheaper for 20% more performance.


Excellent

3 months ago.

This card is good for playing fortnite


Good

3 hrs ago.

Cheap price for great performance.


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.


Excellent

4 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

21 days ago.

cheap and not good rtx not optimal fps


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 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


Average

27 days 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.


Poor

6 months ago.

That bad


Terrible

3 months ago.

Just gross


Excellent

5 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

5 months ago.

good value in a busted market


Excellent

4 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

2 months ago.

best gpu for the money you pay


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