Rumor: Nvidia will release RTX 3050 on January 27 next year, AMD will also launch RX 6500 XT in mid-January
It has been reported that the GeForce RTX 3050 will use GA106, with 3072 CUDA cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 video memory.
This is very different from the use of GA107 on mobile platforms. Regardless of the number of CUDAs and memory configuration, it has been greatly improved, and the performance will be much stronger.
According to Nvidia, the performance of GeForce RTX 3050 will be stronger than GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, but still lower than the upcoming GeForce RTX 2060 12GB version. According to Twitter user @hongxing2020, Nvidia will release GeForce RTX 3050 on January 27, 2022, targeting the 1080P game market. Since there is still room between GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3060, maybe NVIDIA will launch a model with better performance than GeForce RTX 3050 in the future.
In addition, the bilibili user @热心市民描边怪 said that AMD will launch Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 next year, both of which will be equipped with 4GB of video memory. Among them, Radeon RX 6500 XT will be available in mid-January 2022, Radeon RX 6400 will have to wait until March.
It is rumored that Radeon RX 6500 XT will be equipped with a full specification Navi 24 core, with 1024 stream processors, a video memory rate of 14 Gbps, and a corresponding video memory bandwidth of 112 GB/s. This graphics card still needs an external power supply. The official recommendation is to use a power supply with a rated power of 400W. AMD Radeon RX 6400 is equipped with Navi 24 core. There are only 12 CUs, which means that the number of stream processors is 768, but this graphics card does not require an external power supply, which means that its power consumption will be less than 75W.