Nvidia is scheduled to launch the GeForce RTX 3050 desktop graphics card this week. Being so close to NVIDIA RTX 3050 launch, performance leaks and their benchmarks are starting to appear, the first being one with 3DMark.
A member of the Chinese video-sharing community Bilibili has revealed some performance figures for cryptocurrency mining of the GeForce RTX 3050, which we already saw leave the 3050 as a very bad investment to mine cryptocurrencies. The other two leaks that have come out about its performance in games are not confirmed, so you have to be careful and wait for confirmed results.
The 3050 convinces and performs well in its first benchmark
The new Ampere graphics card Nvidia's entry-level desktop GPU, the GeForce RTX 3050, seems to handily outperform the newly introduced Radeon RX 6500 XT GPU from AMD. And it is not surprising, given that it was recently confirmed that it was designed to accompany laptops with the Rembrandt FP7 APU that will come out from February, and that is when you have to do benchmarks with these laptops to see how it improves.
The GeForce RTX 3050 benchmarks that have been leaked include three of the most popular 3DMark tests: FireStrike 1080p, TimeSpy, and TimeSpy Extreme. Additionally, the source compares the performance of the GeForce RTX 3050 to its stablemates, the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 3060, as well as the upcoming RDNA 2 GPU from AMD.
To summarize the performance of a GeForce RTX 3050 in a single line as published by the benchmarks, its power is comparable to that of a GTX 1660 Ti and with the addition of support for DLSS and DXR, NVIDIA's two resolution and frame enhancement technologies. This means that the 3050 will not be so far behind because by being able to render at a lower resolution and rescale natively, it will continue to remain a reliable graphics card for longer than others.