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With the GeForce RTX 3050, NVIDIA has released a new card targeted at entry-level gaming, with support for DLSS and ray tracing. Compared to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, the RTX 3050 runs much faster and offers considerably improved RT performance.

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RTX 3050 8GB a very good budget gpu only if the price is right, i wouldn't pay more then 200$ for it.
While I sympathize, this means you'll not be able to buy one in the lifetime of the product
 
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While I sympathize, this means you'll not be able to buy one in the lifetime of the product

Sad but true, with current prices i will never buy a gpu , back in the day they said that pc gaming is dead, well it aint dead yet but these prices sure are a nail in the coffin.
 
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Sad but true, with current prices i will never buy a gpu , back in the day they said that pc gaming is dead, well it aint dead yet but these prices sure are a nail in the coffin.
Glad I play low requirement games like BL 1 and terraria. They will probably run on amd integrated graphics.
 
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RTX 3050 8GB a very good budget gpu only if the price is right, i wouldn't pay more then 200$ for it.

exactly but for now only want see how much cost intel arc when will launched and wait for hopefully goes bad in mining but left scalpers

however in this point is needed punish amd and nvidia, buy intel will be interesting for more competition but if intel prices will be bad too

only buy used gpus, now have good models and non capped features like some lastest gpus

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While I sympathize, this means you'll not be able to buy one in the lifetime of the product


This thing doesn't mine for crap.

A week after "failure-to-launch, the other overpriced card has already fallen to a MEASLY 25% markup:


If you can keep both cards out of the hands of miners, then these will eventually be discounted. Also, Proof of Stake is a done deal (freeing-up higher-end GPU stocks, and preparing the GPU market for it's largest surplus since Winter 2018, within the next 12 months!)
 
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This thing doesn't mine for crap.

A week after "failure-to-launch, the other overpriced card has already fallen to a MEASLY 25% markup!

If you can keep both cards out of the hands if miners, then these will eventually be discounted.

6500xt it doesn't even deserve to be called a gpu but its better then nothing, only way this card will sell is with a price tag of 140$
 
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Great value at $250 I would say. Much better than 6500XT.
Msrp doesn’t mean that will be actual in store price. It could be over $400
 

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Even costing more this is basically a no brainer against the 6500XT for anyone who knows anything about GPU's. Useable pci-e 3 performance, much higher outright performance, 8GB VRAM, useable RT and DLSS, it can encode.

Paying more to get more, especially when we think about 2-3 years from now, the 6500XT is terrible now, I would wager on time not being kind to it.
 
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i am curious about the price of this gpu on my country today..... because the dual fan it must be cheaper than triple fan rtx 3050 8gb.........
 
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Microcenter is selling these for 330usd, not too bad i guess
 
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Microcenter is selling these for 330usd, not too bad i guess
Every other model is selling for over $400 at my local Microcenter - the EVGA is (obviously) out of stock!

Still, not such a bad launch week (and-once the initial demand is met, the miners should leave it alone). Once the entire world starts to get their yearly multi-variant Flu plus Covid, the chances for worplaces + supply chains to return to normal (i.e "more normal" price-point for electronics )
 
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Newegg Canada had four models, including the EVGA model that TPU reviewed, for sale at 330 which is roughly 260 USD. Unfortunately, they were all gone within 5 minutes of the launch.

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Every other model is selling for over $400 at my local Microcenter - the EVGA is (obviously) out of stock!

for this price prefer rtx 3060 12gb or rx 6600 8gb both are better than rtx 3050 (raytracing :laugh:)



gigabyte aka gigafail must be have many fans without sell because until a crappy laptop gpu like as rx 6500 xt have 3 fans

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Microcenter is selling these for 330usd, not too bad i guess

Not at St. Louis Park...

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Newegg Canada had four models, including the EVGA model that TPU reviewed, for sale at 330 which is roughly 260 USD. Unfortunately, they were all gone within 5 minutes of the launch.

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I don't think NE USA listed them for direct sale at all. All were "Out of stock" at minute zero, and popped up on Shuffle within another ten.
 

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“Energy efficiency is roughly comparable to that of other graphics cards on the market, sitting in the middle of our test group—no surprises here.”

Uh weren’t the previous 50 class nvidia cards like 75W and required only PCIe slot power?

So double the price, increase power by 73%…boils down to only a 25-70% increase in performance?

Intel, is that you??
 
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Uh weren’t the previous 50 class nvidia cards like 75W and required only PCIe slot power?
They were MUCH slower .. "Efficiency" = Performance per Watt
 

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They were MUCH slower .. "Efficiency" = Performance per Watt
It’s worth noting that efficiency is usually very much related to the power class. Low power class are extremely efficient at idle but often poor under full load.

It begs the question having moved in power class (it’s no longer really what was a 50 power class card in power). The performance scaled up to 70% better in the more ideal benchmarks, but it took 73% more power to do that.

Since the performance and power scaled almost linearly in the ideal conditions, it seems to imply that efficiency is about the same as previous 50 class cards, and the RTX 3050 doesn’t represent actual improvements to 50 class if all it did was move up the power scale for a linear improvement. It’s more akin to comparing a GTX 1660 Super (125W) to the GTX 1650 (75W) and GTX 1050 (75W).

Yeah it’s faster but it seems like a hollow bump after doubling the price…and you also bumped the power requirements up where there were essentially no power requirements before so you could install the 50 class cards in anything with an open PCIe slot for an upgrade. Now you can’t do that.

It would be interesting to see actual efficiency comparisons to the related cards because I seem to remember the GTX 1650 GDDR6 being a bit more efficient than the GTX 1650 Super. If the RTX 3050 went slightly backwards in efficiency (it appears so, 3050 130-135W is bigger than 1660S 125W) then I see no redeeming reason to buy it. There at least needs to be improved efficiency that is in line with the cost increase above the 1660S, because I don’t value DLSS much at all over the other qualities I can get out of an expensive GPU.

Relabel it the RTX 3050 Super and give me the RTX 3050 I’d rather have. If the RTX 2050 appears, it's looking like it will be gimped in yet another way that ensures you buy Intel's new GPUs. Seeing how Alder Lake returned to undercut AMD on price, that might be a wise decision.
 
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