CES 2022: NVIDIA announces RTX 3050 GPU with ray tracing and DLSS for $249

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Price Nepal Desktop Graphics Card Launch Availability
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NVIDIA has announced the RTX 3050 budget graphics card for PC during the ongoing CES 2022. It is the cheapest entry in the RTX 30-series so far. In this article, we will be discussing the specs, features, expected price, and availability of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 cards in Nepal.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Overview:

As with the other cards in this lineup, RTX 3050 is also built on the Ampere architecture. Thus, it comes equipped with NVIDIA’s second-gen RT cores for ray tracing, and third-gen Tensor cores for DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) upscaling.

RTX 3050 features a total of 2560 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1.55 GHz and a boost clock of 1.78 GHz. It has 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 128-bit wide memory lane, while it also supports Resizable BAR.

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NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3050 can handle 60fps gaming at 1080p resolution with ray tracing turned on. The company also compared it with the older GTX 10 (1050, 1050 Ti) and GTX 16-class (1650) graphics cards, where it outclassed them all. However, it is to be noted at the RTX 3050 has DLSS that the other cards don’t—which directly factors in on the higher fps count.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Performance Comparison

Moreover, the company is also promoting RTX 3050 as the cheapest way to get ray tracing and DLSS on your PC. It is being placed as a viable upgrade to the GTX cards, which the company says are still being used by 75% of gamers.

Specifications:

  • Architecture: Ampere
  • Process: Samsung 8nm
  • CUDA Cores: 2560
  • Base Clock:  1.55 GHz
  • Boost Clock: 1.78 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory Bus: 128-bit
  • TGP: 130W
  • Required System Power: 550W

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Price in Nepal

Like RTX 3060, there’s no RTX 3050 Founder’s Edition. Instead, RTX 3050 partner cards will go on sale from January 27 starting at USD 249. Given the current market situation, it’s highly likely to retail for a much higher price. We expect the price of NVIDIA RTX 3050 cards in Nepal to be around NPR 40,000 when they launch here.

Graphics Card Price in the US (Starting) Price in Nepal (Expected)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 USD 249 NPR 40,000
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