Nvidia has announced a new entry-level GeForce RTX GPU for laptops, the RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti. For a better idea of how Nvidia’s new entry-level GPUs stack up against the rest of the RTX 3-series GPUs, check out the table below and check out the video below to see how the RTX 3050 Ti boosts performance on laptops.
|GPU||RTX 3080||RTX 3070||RTX 3060||RTX 3050 Ti||RTX 3050|
|80 – 150+||80 – 125||60 – 115||35 – 80|
|16 GB GDDR6|
8 GB GDDR6
|8 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||4 GB GDDR6|
|Tensor Cores||3rd Generation|
Nvidia intent with these new GPUs is for users who want to play games but also get work done like photo/video editing and other content creation activities. Dell’s new XPS 15 and 17 ‘Creator’ laptops feature these GPUs. What’s interesting about these GPUs is that Nvidia is shipping them with ‘Studio’ drivers and in the case of Dell’s XPS 17 it ships with the studio drivers even though it also features a RTX 3060 GPU. It would seem that this year, there will be a new category of gaming and content creation that some ‘Creator’ laptops will cater to.
Perhaps the biggest news around the 3050 GPUs is that real-time Ray tracing and DLSS is coming to more affordable machines now like Dell’s G5, Lenovo’s Legion 5i, Acer’s Nitro and many more.