NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 vs Intel Iris Xe

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB vs Intel Iris Xe, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

35 %
250% significantly better overall score
10 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

82 FPS
58 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
24 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

43 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
14 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

61 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
15 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
10 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

411% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

1513% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

405% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

297% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

443% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

295% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1552 MHz
417% significantly higher core clock speed
300 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1777 MHz
61% significantly higher boost clock speed
1100 MHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

130 W
15 W
766% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

56.86 Gigapixels/s
330% significantly higher pixel rate
13.2 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

142.2 Gigatexels/s
438% significantly higher texture rate
26.4 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

7% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

566% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

233% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

166% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

66th of 363
144th of 363

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2022
September 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce RTX 3050 vs Iris Xe benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card is better than the Iris Xe in our tests.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 3050 has a significantly 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 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

In addition, the Iris Xe has a significantly lower TDP at 15 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 at 130 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3050 over the Iris Xe.


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