Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:29pm 12/05/21 | 0 Comments
With the new mobile GPUs announced overnight NVIDIA is set to power some of the most competitively priced mainstream gaming laptops this year. With the arrival of the GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti, which supports DLSS rendering and other RTX features like real-time ray-tracing, entry-level gaming can now be enjoyed with the sort of performance previously found in the high-end space.
The secret ingredient of course looks to be DLSS where performance in demanding titles like Call of Duty Warzone, Outriders, and Fortnite will stay well above 60-fps when played on a RTX 3050 Ti powered rig running in 1080p.
As per the performance chart below the addition of ray-tracing and DLSS are game changers when compared to the GTX 1650 Ti, which basically can't run ray-traced Control, Watch Dogs Legion, or Minecraft with RTX. Like, at all.
Prior to the release of the 3050 and 3050 Ti, DLSS and ray-tracing was limited to the RTX 2060 and RTX 3060 -- but with the prices here starting at $799 USD, the addition of DLSS and other 3rd generation Max-Q technologies usher in major advances in the affordable laptop space. NVIDIA's impressive low latency Reflex tech is also supported.
Not only for games, RTX tech also benefits content creation, editing, and other software suites -- which benefit students and creators alike.
Built on the same 8nm Ampere technology as the rest of the RTX 30 series range, the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti both feature 4GB of DDR6 memory in addition to a Cuda Core count of 2048 and 2560 respectively. Much like other RTX 30 series laptops, overall performance (see: clockspeeds) will vary and come down to the power-draw on a per-model basis. With the RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti, affordable gaming laptops have just received a boost in performance and value for money.
With the launch listed as "like, right now" expect to see 3050 powered rigs from ASUS, Gigabyte, Lenovo, Dell, MSI, and others hit the market in the coming days and weeks.