Nvidia took advantage of CES 2022 to officially present the RTX 3050. Newcomer to the RTX 3000 range, this model stands out above all as an accessible option for players who want Full HD 60 FPS on more recent games. Note that this GPU is obviously compatible with the latest technologies from Nvidia, such as Ray Tracing and DLSS. It will start at $ 250 from the end of January 2022.
As you know, CES 2022, the famous Las Vegas show dedicated to consumer electronics, has just opened its doors. However, a large majority of manufacturers have decided, pandemic forcing, to opt for an online presentation rather than a physical one.
This is particularly the case of Nvidia, which has just given a conference to unveil its products to come during the first half of 2022. If, like many gamers, you despair at the idea of finding a new graphics card, you will be happy to ” learn that the company has just officially presented the RTX 3050, a brand new GPU aimed at modest budgets.
This graphics card stands out as the most accessible model in the RTX 3000 range. The RTX 3050 will start at $ 250, or $ 80 less than the RTX 3060. Like the other GPUs in the range, This RTX 3050 is based on Nvidia’s Ampere architecture and also offers 3rd generation Tensor cores and 8 GB of GDDR6 RAM.
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Nvidia launches a new accessible GPU for Full HD in 60 FPS
In fact, the card is naturally compatible with the latest technologies from Nvidia, such as Ray Tracing (in 60 FPS and Full HD maximum) and DLSS 2.0 based on AI. As Matt Wuebbling, vice president of global marketing GeForce Nvidia, clarified during the conference, 75% of the brand’s customers are still on the company’s old GTX platform.
The addition of a new entry-level alternative will allow gamers replace their GTX 1050, 1050 Ti or GTX 1650 at a lower cost. Note, however, that like the RTX 3060, Nvidia will not offer a Founder’s Edition, so you will have to look to partner manufacturers to get the latest GPU, hopefully at the recommended price of $ 250.
According to Nvidia, the RTX 3050 will be fully capable of running the most recent titles, like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Doom Eternal, Control or Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy beyond 80 FPS, provided you do without Ray Tracing and play in 1080p. Once Ray Tracing and DLSS are enabled, performance will drop slightly, but will still stay above 60 FPS. If you are interested in the RTX 3050, note that it will be available for sale from January 27, 2022, therefore at the recommended price of $ 250. Nvidia has not yet transmitted the prices charged in France.