Average Bench: 74.8% (98th of 714)

Based on 43,922 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 25.2% 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) 102fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 64.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia RTX 3050 is just 9.28%. 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) 86.9fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 89.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.4 Lighting 102 107
78.2 Reflection 86.9 115
80.2 Parallax 89.2 98.6
82.9% 92.6 fps
Min Avg Max
78.6 MRender 83.3 86.5
68.1 Gravity 72.2 75.7
60.8 Splatting 64.5 67.9
59% 73.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 8889) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 551.61
Lighting 109
Reflection 88
Parallax 95.7
88% 97.4 fps
MRender 85.1
Gravity 75.3
Splatting 67.8
61% 76.1 fps
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 552.22
Lighting 105
Reflection 84.7
Parallax 101
86% 96.9 fps
MRender 85
Gravity 73.1
Splatting 64.9
60% 74.3 fps
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 552.12
Lighting 103
Reflection 118
Parallax 90.3
84% 104 fps
MRender 85.9
Gravity 73.8
Splatting 64.7
60% 74.8 fps
PNY(196E 1399) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 552.22
Lighting 100
Reflection 87.2
Parallax 93.5
82% 93.7 fps
MRender 87
Gravity 75.4
Splatting 68.6
62% 77 fps
Gigabyte(1458 40AB) ≥ 4GB; GV-N3050EAGLE-8GD
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 536.23
Lighting 100
Reflection 81.8
Parallax 87.5
82% 89.9 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 71.1
Splatting 63.9
58% 72.3 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jan '22)
MSI(1462 C978) 18% 74% ± 3%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Ventus 2X OC
V397-418R
EbayUS $2827 months
Asus(1043 887C) 12% 75% ± 3%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Dual OC
‎DUAL-RTX3050-O8G
EbayUS $37520 mins
Gigabyte(1458 40AA) 8% 76% ± 3%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Gaming OC
‎GV-N3050GAMING OC-8GD
EbayUS $44420 mins
MSI(1462 C979) 8% 76% ± 4%
MSI RTX 3050 8GB Gaming X
V397-421R
EbayUS $4132 months
Gigabyte(1458 40A9) 8% 74% ± 3%
Gigabyte RTX 3050 8GB Eagle OC
‎GV-N3050EAGLE OC-8GD
Nvidia(10DE 2507) 6% 73% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA C630) 6% 74% ± 3%
Zotac RTX 3050 8GB Twin Edge OC
ZT-A30500H-10M
AmazonUS $2784 days
EbayUS $44020 mins
Nvidia(10DE 163D) 5% 75% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8876) 5% 74% ± 2%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB Phoenix
PH-RTX3050-8G
AmazonUS $27014 mins
EbayUS $40720 mins
Device(13A8 196E) 4% 75% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3553) 3% 76% ± 3%
EVGA RTX 3050 8GB XC Gaming
08G-P5-3553-KR
AmazonUS $30014 mins
EbayUS $30020 mins
MSI(1462 8E99) 2% 75% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA D630) 2% 76% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8872) 2% 77% ± 4%
Asus RTX 3050 8GB ROG Strix OC
ROG-STRIX-RTX3050-O8G-GAMING
EbayUS $45811 months
Gigabyte(1458 40AB) 2% 75% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3551) 1% 75% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1397) 1% 75% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1399) 1% 72% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 6301) 1% 75% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1396) 1% 76% ± 2%
Device(7377 2000) 0% 72% ± 6%
Device(107D 2794) 0% 78% ± 5%
Device(7377 150A) 0% 72% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8889) 0% 78% ± 2%
Asus(1043 887B) 0% 74% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 163D) 0% 74% ± 0%
Device(7377 1501) 0% 77% ± 0%
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Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

4 days ago.

Garbage, even the 6600 is better


Poor

7 days ago.

all the people complaining are just the usual suspects. GPU is good, 90-120 FPS 1080P, Diablo 4 Ultra with basic ray tracing is smooth. Can run 1440p on medium settings at 60 FPS. Very close to the 1660 super. GTX 3050 will give you slightly higher FPS but the super has a faster and larger bus load. Very good budget choice but their are other good options at similar price point. This card comes in both 6GB and 8GB variants, mine is the 8GB. Quiet and no over heating. Card also had DLSS


Poor

2 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

In my opinion I think that this rtx is very powerful


Poor

8 days ago.

Its not even that fast if you want a gpu just pay 50 more euros to get the 4060 its way faster


Excellent

1 month ago.

GPU is running slower and more unstable than advertised.


Poor

3 months ago.

Would rather buy a 1660ti for less money


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

This card is good for playing fortnite


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

i mean its not worth it just get the 3060


Excellent

28 days ago.

it runs games really great, maybe a bit overpriced for the performance it produces but its great


Poor

20 days ago.

gtx 1660s is much cheaper and valuable than this card


Excellent

5 months 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

love it runs everything perfectly


Good

5 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€


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

its just not good for the price


Excellent

29 days ago.

excelente relación costo beneficio


Poor

2 months ago.

1660 super is better for the same price


Excellent

19 months ago.

cheap and not good rtx not optimal fps


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Average

19 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

2 years 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

15 months ago.

Poor power


Poor

2 years ago.

That bad


Terrible

12 months ago.

worst gpu ever, not worth it at all. Buy a 2060 super, its cheaper and faster, or even better buy like a rx 6600 xt or something


Terrible

3 months ago.

bad value


Excellent

24 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

24 months ago.

good value in a busted market


Excellent

23 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

21 months ago.

best gpu for the money you pay


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