Nvidia’s previous 16-series GPU outperforms the RTX 3050 in a finances gaming laptop computer face off

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Shot of GTX 1660 Ti

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Avid gamers on a finances on the lookout for a laptop computer with respectable gaming efficiency have gotten loads of choices particularly for those who’re on the lookout for one thing round $1000 or much less. The discharge of the cell RTX 3050 GPU has excited us on the thought of extra reasonably priced gaming laptops coming our method.  Although, a latest report from notebookcheck exhibits that the RTX 3050 won’t be all that it is cracked as much as be.   

Based on their testing, the

Dell Inspiron 16 Plus with an RTX 3050

was outperformed by the Razer Blade 15 laptop computer spring a

GTX 1660 Ti

by practically 11% in video games like Murderer’s Creed Valhalla and F1 2020 at 720p and 1080p at mild and medium graphics settings.

Curiously the GTX 1660 Ti laptop computer saved tempo with a Dell G5 15 5590 with an RTX 2060 GPU in a variety of these face-offs. Suffice to say; this comes as a little bit of a shock. The 3050 did not fare any higher 1440p gaming judging from this report.

GTX 1650 Ti Vs. GTX 1660 Ti Vs. RTX 3050
GTX 1650 Ti GTX 1660 Ti RTX 3050
Reminiscence sort GDDR5 GDDR6 GDDR6
Core clock pace 1290 MHz 1500 MHz 1222 MHz
Increase clock pace 1392 MHz 1770 MHz 1485 MHz
Transistors 3,300 million 6,600 million 13,250 million
Manufacturing course of tech 16 nm 12 nm 8 nm
Most RAM quantity 4 GB 6 GB 4 GB
Reminiscence bus width 128 Bit 192 Bit 128 Bit
Reminiscence bandwidth 112 GB/s 288 GB/s 224 GB/s
TDP 75 w 120 w 75 w

The rationale for the decrease efficiency is not any secret. The RTX 3050 has a lowered variety of texture mapping models (TMUs) and a smaller reminiscence bus in comparison with the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060. The GTX 1660 Ti is a less expensive card however you are getting way over your cash’s value than you’d an RTX 3050 on this state of affairs.

The opposite two playing cards have the 1660 Ti beat since they provide

DLSS

help, which makes use of AI-powered supersampling to spice up efficiency in-game and enhance visible constancy, which is not mirrored in these testing benchmarks

To be honest, the Inspiron 16 Plus that is referenced is a 65w mannequin of RTX 3050, which is fairly underpowered. I might additionally take into account that config of the Inspiron 16 Plus extra of laptop computer for work that may play some video games.

That stated, the larger story is the Nvidia’s previous finances GPU GTX 1660 Ti continues to be a fairly strong performing finances GPU and, on this case, appears to offer higher outcomes than Nivida’s most present finances GPU. 

Both method, we stay up for seeing extra high-powered RTX 3050s in additional gaming laptops and seeing how they stack up towards a number of the greatest gaming laptops

Jorge Jimenez

Jorge is a {hardware} author from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he is not filling the workplace with the odor of Pop-Tarts, he is reviewing all kinds of gaming {hardware} from headsets to sport pads. He is been protecting video games and tech for practically ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom’s Information.