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CES 2022: Nvidia Announces RTX 3050 and 3090 Ti GPUs

The graphics circuit designer NVIDIA presented several new products at a conference on the sidelines of CES 2022, for laptops and desktop PCs.

Will you take back a batch of impossible to buy Nvidia cards? At CES, the graphics circuit designer presented two new graphics cards for PC gaming opposite to each other. The first, and undoubtedly the most interesting for the general public, is called RTX 3050 and represents the entry level of the Ampere architecture.

Marketed at 279 euros as of January 27 (it will be necessary to be fast), it makes a simple promise: to run most recent games by reaching or approaching the sacred 60 fps, while not cutting too much on the details.

The graph below, released in the company’s press release, is quite extraordinary in bad faith, but it gave us a good laugh.

He compares this card to the brand’s “old” entry-level models, also stamped 50, and to the more recent 1650 Ti. As we can see, the 3050 exceeds for all the games presented the 60 fps, graphic options thoroughly. While the others stagnate… at 0 fps!

Nvidia - In this graph, performance is measured at 1080p, RTX and DLSS enabled, with a Core i9 processor.
Nvidia – In this graph, performance is measured at 1080p, RTX and DLSS enabled, with a Core i9 processor.

A crushing victory, and for good reason: these games have been carefully selected: they all benefit from ray tracing effects and DLSS . Technologies that the RTX 3050 supports, but not its predecessors, of course. Smart!

It will be necessary to test the card with many other games to find out what it really is in the belly. But don’t expect miracles. It only carries 2,560 Nvidia Cuda cores, compared to 5,888 (more than twice as much!) For the 3070. It includes 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, with a 128 bit memory interface. It develops, according to Nvidia, a power of 9 TFLOPs for the processing of shaders .

Nvidia knows perfectly well who it is targeting with this little Thumb: the “old” Nvidia cards remain very popular models, as the Steam survey on the hardware shows : three of the five most popular GPUs of the platform are indeed d ‘old 50 series cards. With this inexpensive model, Nvidia hopes to finally bring these players to the RTX generation.

3090 Ti, a monster of power

We are making a big difference with the RTX 3090 Ti, a card that is placed at the top of its range. Nvidia has delivered only a few technical details on this ”  monster GPU  “, they will be provided later this month.
We know in any case its raw performance, monstrous indeed, with no less than 40 TFLOPs for shaders (against 35.6 for the 3090), 78 RT TFLOPs for ray tracing, and 320 Tensor TFLOPs, for calculations related to AI. It will integrate 24 GB of GDDR6 memory.
Its price has not been announced, but it is to be expected that it will spray the ceiling. The 3090 was marketed at 1,549 euros, that of the 3090 Ti will necessarily be higher.

New graphics chips for laptops

New graphics chips for laptops
New graphics chips for laptops

Finally, Nvidia, which boasts of equipping ”  160 new laptops  ” with its GPUs, presented developments in its graphics circuits for laptops. He thus launched the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti. This accommodates 16 GB of GDDR6, and promises, according to Nvidia, superior performance to the Nvidia Titan RTX… desktop.

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