NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 3050 laptops

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There has been some chatter that the GeForce RTX 3050 will be coming soon, and today, the moment is finally official. NVIDIA has announced that the new GPUs will be available via new laptops, and this comes after the release of the highly sought-after and hard-to-find RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, and 3060 GPUs. The new laptops will allow mainstream consumers to finally pull the trigger.

The RTX 3050 and 3050 TI laptop GPUs will feature DLSS and ray tracing gaming, allowing gamers to experience better performances on optimized games along with dynamic, realistic lighting effects. The starting price on these laptops will be $799, making them friendly to those on a budget and on the go.

The RTX 3050 TI laptop GPU will have 2560 CUDA Cores, 80 tensor cores, 20 ray-tracing cores, boost clock at 1485, and 35W – 80W of GPU subsystem power. The RTX 3050 laptop GPU offers 2048 CUDA cores, 64 tensor cores, 16 ray-tracing cores, boost clock at 1500, and 35W – 80W of GPU subsystem power.

There are 36 RTX games available to test out ray tracing technology, and some of these include Cyberpunk 2077, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Fortnite, Watch Dogs Legion, Final Fantasy XV, Metro Exodus, Death Stranding, Battlefield V, Minecraft, and Outriders.

Check out the chart below from NVIDIA comparing the games tested on the RTX 3050 Ti with DLSS, RTX 3050 Ti, and GTX 1650 Ti. All of the games below with DLSS turned on have over 60 frames per second.

The list of RTX 3050 laptops includes the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro (RTX 3050) and Dell XPS 15 (RTX 3050 Ti), and if you put it all together, the RTX 30 series has over 140 laptop models available.

The RTX 3050 laptop GPUs are now available for pre-order at select retailers and on NVIDIA.

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