NVIDIA’s latest GeForce graphics card for budget gamers could be a substantially better pick than AMD’s option, according to the first 3DMark benchmarks shared today by VideoCardz.
As indicated by the TimeSpy results, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 may offer up to 24 percent more performance than the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, which scored 1196 and 532 points lower than the competition in the TimeSpy and TimeSpy Extreme tests, respectively. The scores also suggest that the GeForce RTX 3050 could line up pretty closely with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, an older card leveraging the Turing architecture.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 3DMark Performance
|Time Spy Extreme (%)|
|GeForce RTX 3060||20523||8783||4111||130%||147%|
|GeForce GTX 1660 Ti||16774||6360||2882||106%||103%|
|GeForce RTX 3050||15843||6166||2801||100%||100%|
|Radeon RX 6500 XT||15260||4970||2270||96%||81%|
“A bit more interesting comparison is with RTX 3060, the upcoming card’s closest sibling,” VideoCardz noted in its coverage. “Both cards are based on the same GA106 GPU, but the higher-end model has 40% more cores (2560 vs 3584) and 60% higher memory bandwidth (360 vs 224 GB/s).”
“The RTX 3060 is up to 46% faster than RTX 3050 in Time Spy Extreme (rendered at 4K resolution). Meanwhile, in the Fire Strike Performance profile (rendered at 1080p), the difference is ‘just’ 30%.”
NVIDIA will launch the GeForce RTX 3050 on January 27 at an MSRP of $250. The first third-party reviews of the graphics card are expected a day ahead of that date.