Nvidia will launch the new GeForce RTX 3050 powered by the GA107
The GeForce RTX 3050 is NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 30 series GPU on the desktop platform and is positioned closer to mainstream users. It is equipped with GA106, has 2560 CUDA cores, 8GB GDDR6 video memory, 128-bit video memory bit width, 14Gbps video memory rate, and TDP is 130W.
Although the GeForce RTX 3050 has been officially released for less than a month, according to Igor’sLAB, Nvidia has plans to launch a new GeForce RTX 3050, which will be powered by the GA107. In fact, when the news of the GeForce RTX 3050 came out early, it was pointed out that the GA107 was used instead of the current GA106. NVIDIA hopes to use two different chips with the same performance to meet the market’s supply-demand for the GeForce RTX 3050 to the greatest extent possible with a more flexible supply strategy.
The GA106 and GA107 are pin-compatible, which means that the board manufacturer does not need to make any design changes, just replace the chip and provide the required BIOS. Although the GA106-150 currently used in the GeForce RTX 3050 supports 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes, Nvidia trimmed it down to 8 to fit the GA107’s specs. It is also beneficial to replace it with GA107. For example, the TDP will be reduced from 130W to 115W, and the power consumption will become lower.
It’s unclear when Nvidia will offer this new version of the GeForce RTX 3050, which may be related to its overall availability.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is currently the product with the largest supply in the entire GeForce RTX 30 series, and the premium is lower than the previous mid-to-high-end models.