With the GeForce RTX 3050, Nvidia has launched a new graphics card on Thursday, January 27th. In our special we clarify how strong the new NVIDIA graphics card is. Likewise, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT is also represented, which came to the market in the last week. Also the current prices we observe at our analysis. Finally, we will offer a detailed general graphics card purchase consulting with a close look at the current price-performance ratios.

RTX 3050 and RX 6500 XT: Target groups

When the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 is directed, you can not say exactly in the current times. Because because of the delivery crisis on increased demand since autumn 2020, the prices for graphics cards have risen significantly, so the price structure is completely out of border and band. While the trend is pointing down, the prices are falling slowly in the last few weeks. For graphics cards The RTX 1600 series is currently currently paying about 80 percent more than in October 2020. The new NVIDIA graphics card GeForce RTX 3050 has a price recommendation of 279 euros, but was immediately sold out to the release and is currently a day after the release, for prices from 650 euros listed

Table of Contents

  1. Page 1NVIDIA RTX 3050: Target group and technology
    1. 1.1RTX 3050 and RX 6500 XT: Target groups
    2. 1.1.1nvidia GeForce RTX 3060: Technology
  2. Page 2NVIDIA RTX 3050: beginner card or not? Performance analysis

Radeon RX 6500 XT & GeForce RTX 3050 Review Recap
1. 2.1 performance analysis GeForce RTX 3060
3. Page 3NVIDIA RTX 3050: Conclusion including RX 6500 XT and graphics card purchase advice
1. 3.1 Conclusion GeForce RTX 3050 and Radeon RX 6500 XT
1. 3.1.1preis performance: current graphics card buying recommendations
4. Page 4Pictures Gallery for “NVIDIA RTX 3050: Performance Analysis and Graphics Cards…

To clarify the situation: For the currently available graphics cards, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 with its price of currently 500 euros is particularly good in terms of price-performance ratio. However, it would be classified as a “lower middle class” in normal times, rather as a beginner graphics card, as it already gets problems with some games from WQHD. Before the graphics card crisis, this would have been a candidate for a maximum price of 250 euros – and yet the graphics card with currently 500 euros is very well seen in relation. This shows how tense is the price range. But where does the RTX 3050 arrest in the end? For this we will take a closer look at the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, also go to the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT published in the last week. In both cases, we have summarized the benchmark results of several already published tests, where we already know from last week that the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT shows a very weak performance approximately at the level of a Nvidia GeForce RTX 1650 (super). But in the end it comes to the price-performance ratio – we will come later, first we throw a look at the technique.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060: Technology

The technical side of the new NVIDIA graphics card is rather unspectacular. The Green Team Green donates the GeForce RTX 3050 the GA106 as GPU, which also works in the GeForce RTX 3060. However, in the RTX 3050, only a good 70 percent of so many shader units are active compared to the big sister. Even with the rayTracing cores, the quota is a good 70 percent. The clock values ​​in turn are even higher in the smaller graphics card, but the RAM, also because of the connection of only 128 bits instead of 192 bits, is significantly more than 30 percent slower in the bandwidth. Here is the most important data in the overview with the GeForce RTX 3060, 3060 Ti and the 2060 (6GB) as a comparison:

Of course, you can not draw clear conclusions on the performance at the technical data, but the similarity to the GeForce RTX 3060 is given by the only slightly cropped GA106 al1. How much the missing shader units and slower RAM make up, we still see in performance analysis. A word to the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: We want to give up a technical overview at this point, as it has technically and performance as little with the next better AMD graphics card, the RX 6000 has to do that a technical view gives a little sense.