NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce RTX 3050 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

35 %
Good score from 18 samples
Low uncertainty
68th of 531
9th of 531
18 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

168 FPS average
125 FPS 10% low
114 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

89 FPS average
84 FPS 10% low
76 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

126 FPS average
108 FPS 10% low
98 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

67 FPS average
63 FPS 10% low
56 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
48 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600
43 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
41 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
35 %
35 %
AMD Radeon RX 570
19 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %


Core Clock 1552 MHz
Boost Clock 1777 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 218.75 GB/s
TDP 130 W
Floating Point Performance 9.1 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2022-01-04
PCIe Revision 4
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 56.86 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 142.2 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2560
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 32

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

The GeForce RTX 3050 is an NVIDIA GPU that was released in January 2022. This GPU is good at gaming with a score of 35% in our PC benchmark.

The GeForce RTX 3050 has 8 GiB of GDDR6 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 218 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 128 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce RTX 3050 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1552 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1777 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce RTX 3050 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 130 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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