Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 is the latest, entry-level GPU in the RTX 30 Series. A lot of upcoming gaming laptops in the $799 – $1500 range in the US will be making use of this GPU to power their graphics. Gigabyte and MSI have already announced a few laptops with this new GPU. We can expect Asus, Acer, HP Omen, Lenovo etc to follow suit and launch laptops with RTX 3050 in the coming months.
Nvidia RTX 3050 Specs Highlights vs RTX 3060
- NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 2048 ( RTX 3060 has 3840 )
- Boost clock: 1057 – 1740 MHz ( RTX 3060 supports 1283 – 1703 MHz )
- GPU Subsystem Power (W): 35 – 80 W ( RTX 3060: 60 – 115 W )
- Standard Memory Configuration: 4GB GDDR6 ( RTX 3060: 6 GB GDDR6 )
- Memory Interface Width: 128-bit ( RTX 3060: 192-bit )
- Ray Tracing Cores: 2nd Generation
- Tensor Cores: 3rd Generation
- NVIDIA Architecture: Ampere
- VR Ready: No ( RTX 3060: Yes )
From the manufacturer
Starting at $799, GeForce RTX 3050 laptops add immersive ray tracing to the latest games, accelerate performance by up to 2x with NVIDIA DLSS, and increase the speed of video editing by up to 7x vs. a CPU. Compared to GeForce GTX 10 Series laptops, DLSS and our latest innovations can deliver an astonishing 4x boost in games, and up to 2.5x in video editing applications, making your gaming better and your content creation far faster.
Nvidia RTX 3050 / RTX 3050 Ti Laptops List ( May 2021 )
- GIGABYTE G5 GD GD-51US123SH – Price: $1,149
- MSI Pulse GL66 11UDK-076 – Price: $1,299
- MSI Crosshair 17 A11UCK-203 – Price: $1,299
- MSI Crosshair 17 A11UDK-202 – Price: $1,399
- Crosshair 15 A11UDK / Crosshair 15 A11UCK
- Lenovo Ideapad 5i Pro
- MSI Katana GF76 11UD / Katana GF76 11UC
- MSI Katana GF66 11UD / Katana GF66 11UC
- MSI Sword 17 A11UD / Sword 17 A11UC
- MSI Sword 15 A11UD / Sword 15 A11UC
- MSI Pulse GL76 11UDK / Pulse GL76 11UCK
- MSI Pulse GL66 11UDK / Pulse GL66 11UCK
- MSI GF63 Thin 10UC / GF63 Thin 10UD
GIGABYTE G5 GD GD-51US123SH powered by the new Tiger Lake H 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H hexa-core and RTX 3050 is already up for pre-order on Amazon US. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. This laptop features a 15.6 inch Full HD screen with 144hz refresh rate support.
MSI Pulse GL66 11UDK-076 is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. It comes with 16GB of ram and has 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD storage. The display on this model supports 144 Hz refresh rate as well.
MSI Crosshair 17 A11UCK-203 and Crosshair 17 A11UDK-202 laptops are also powered by the new Intel 11th Gen H-Series Core i7-11800H octa-core processor. These models have 17.3 inch Full HD screen with 144hz refresh rate support. The MSI A11UDK-202 model comes with RTX 3050 Ti, while the A11UCK-203 has RTX 3050.
Nvidia has also announced a few new Series of RTX 30 Series powered laptops from various manufacturers – Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition ( RTX 3070 / 3080 ), Alienware M15 R5, MSI GS76, Asus Zephyrus M16, Lenovo Ideapad 5i Pro ( RTX 3050 ), MSI Creator Z16, Dell XPS 17 with HDR display ( RTX 3060 ), HP ZBook Studio with Dream color professional display ( RTX 3080 16GB ) etc.
Related: GIGABYTE AERO 17 HDR XD-73US524SP ( i7-11800H / RTX3070 ), ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 GX551QS-XS98 ( RTX 3080 / Ryzen 9 5900HX ), GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED YD-73US624SP ( 4K laptop / Core i7-11800H / RTX 3080 ), MSI GS66 Stealth 11UH-021 ( Core i7-11800H / RTX 3080 ).