With CES kicking off here in the first week of 2022, NVIDIA is joining in on the fun with a few announcements of its own. Chief among those announcements were new RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti mobile graphics cards. NVIDIA also announced some new desktop GPUS, though, including a more budget friendly RTX 3050.
The NVIDIA RTX 3050 is the latest new GPU to join NVIDIA's RTX lineup. The new graphics card will start at $249, the cheapest we've seen any of NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards release at. It's built on the same Ampere architecture as the company's other GPUs and should offer ray-tracing support at a more affordable price point for PC gamers. Specs wise, the 3050 will sport 18 ray-tracing cores, 73 Tensor cores, 9 shader cores, and 8GB of memory.