The RTX 3050 will debut on the market on January 27. As previously announced , customers will have to prepare $ 270 to be able to purchase the cheapest graphics card from the RTX 30xx family.
Due to the fact that there are only two days to the premiere of the GPU, the first tests are appearing on the web to help customers decide whether it is worth buying the latest Nvidia product. One of the sources in China presented VideoCardz, reliable in the subject of PC gameplay, performance tests that reveal a lot about the operation of the RTX 3050.
Already in the title of the test it was emphasized that this is not a graphics system for miners. The company that creates the GPU has created clever security features that prevent the graphics card from squeezing money for mining cryptocurrencies. The RTX 3050 will have an LHR (Lite Has Rate) algorithm implemented, which reduces the power, and thus the hashing, from 20 to 12.5 MH / s.
Given the current value of Etherum and the premiere price of the RTX 3050, the so-called The “miners” will only get back the money for the purchase of the latest Nvidia graphics card after 500 days. Videocardz has calculated that if the GPU costs just $ 350 after its launch, the return on investment will take 700 days. This makes the RTX 3050 not a mining card, but only for players.
For pure gaming performance, the RTX 3050 will be around 20% more powerful than the rival Radeon RX 6500 XT. The power of the new GPU is identical to the GTX 1660 Ti – with the difference that customers will have 2GB more VRAM and great DLSS technology that can ensure stable gameplay in even very demanding productions.