NVIDIA is planning to expand its desktop graphics card lineup with the addition of the GeForce RTX 3050 6GB, which should be the most affordable model in the GeForce RTX family. The company has not yet officially disclosed its plans for the future of the graphics adapter, but as the announcement approaches, more and more information is becoming available. The BenchLife publication managed to get information from its sources that the GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB will be presented in January next year, with the recommended price of the “new” model being $179-189.
The GeForce RTX 3050 6GB will be based on a GPU with a reduced number of CUDA cores to 2048, as well as a 96-bit memory bus instead of 128 bits in the base 8GB versions. The advantage of the “lightweight” version will be better efficiency – 70-90 W versus 130 W, which will allow us to offer versions without additional power.
It is worth reminding that the standard GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB was introduced in early 2022 and had a recommended price tag of $249. The GeForce RTX 3050 6 GB is likely to replace the 8 GB version, thus creating price space for a potential future model like the GeForce RTX 4050 8 GB.