Based on independent benchmarks Jarrod’sTech on YouTube, Cell phone RTX 3050 Titanium It may prove to be one of the worst mobile GPUs in the Nvidia 30 series product line-it looks with the RTX 3050, because it is basically just as bad. Due to some lackluster specifications, the 3050 Ti is about 35% slower than the RTX 3060, and the price difference is only 10%.
In Jarrod’s test, he used two identical XMG notebooks with Intel Core i7-11800H and 16GB of 3200MHz memory (running at JEDEC speed). The only difference between the two is the GPU, one runs RTX 3050 Ti and the other runs RTX 3060.
There are also differences between the power limits of each GPU. The maximum operating power of RTX 3050 Ti is 80W, while the operating power of RTX 3060 is 115W. These power targets are the maximum allowable limits set by Nvidia for these specific GPUs, so we are studying the best case for two mobile Ampere products.
In tests at 1080p and maximum settings, it was found that the average speed of RTX 3060 is 50% faster than RTX 3050 Ti, and the worst outlier is Battlefield 5, control, with Cyberpunk 2077 The performance of the RTX 3060 has increased by 74% to 115%.In fact, this also eliminates Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Due to its high VRAM requirements, it runs 600% faster on 3060.
The only advantage of the 3050 Ti is that the gap can be narrowed by significantly reducing the image quality. Jarrod tested various settings of the GPU and ran these two settings with the lowest quality presets in all games to get closer performance.
In doing so, RTX 3050 Ti has narrowed the gap with RTX 3060, which is only 25% slower than its big brother on average.Some outliers, such as control with Cyberpunk 2077 Using 3060 is still 57%-76% faster, but these results are significantly better than benchmark tests using super-quality stamp pads.
The huge difference in performance is mainly due to the rather low 4GB GDDR6 of the RTX 3050 Ti. With ultra-high-quality textures and detailed models, the 4GB frame buffer simply cannot keep up and is reaching its maximum value. We also saw the same situation in our desktop GPU tests, where 4GB is simply not enough to run some of the latest games with higher quality settings.
If you enable ray tracing and DLSS, things will get worse, because the RT core requires quite a bit of VRAM to run properly.This is a serious problem in the game Cyberpunk 2077, Where the frame rate with RT enabled is much lower than 30 fps, and the minimum value drops to single digits. This makes the game practically unplayable under these settings-please note that this is the case with DLSS enabled.
Under normal circumstances, entry-level GPUs like the 50 series can understand this sluggish performance, but the price of this GPU is still relatively high. XMG pointed out that compared with the RTX 3060 version, the manufacturing cost of the RTX 3050 Ti version of its laptop is only reduced by 10%. If you choose to use the RTX 3050 Ti variant (XMP points out that they are not actually manufactured), then this is definitely a bad price for performance value.
We have not reviewed any RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti laptops, but hopefully we will see some better value. Again, buying at the bottom of the product stack usually leads to compromises like this one.