GeForce GTX 970 vs GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop beats the GeForce GTX 970 in gaming performance.
The GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.
As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.
According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop is faster than the GeForce GTX 970.