Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 delivers great 1080p gaming performance with modern features, including capable ray tracing chops and DLSS. It has plenty of memory and doesn't make any unusual technical compromises, unlike AMD's rival Radeon RX 6500 XT, but that potentially makes it a target for GPU miners--which could mean bad things for price and availability. A year and a half into the latest generation of graphics cards--one plagued by chip shortages, logistics woes, tariffs, crypto demand, and scalpers--we're finally starting to see the first GPUs for PC gamers on a tighter budget. And as the GeForce RTX 3050 we're reviewing today shows, Nvidia and AMD couldn't be going about it any more differently. AMD landed the first strike. The Radeon RX 6500 XT arrived just last week, and AMD made some hard compromises to hit its low $199 price point.
Jan-26-2022, 14:00:00 GMT