NVIDIA companions have began to make GeForce RTX 3050 graphics playing cards with trimmed down specs obtainable in pre-built PCs. This OEM variant has each fewer CUDA cores, in addition to barely scaled again GPU base/enhance clocks. Otherwise, the OEM RTX 3050 is similar because the PC DIY discrete graphics card you should purchase at most electronics retailers.

In the highest picture, you’ll be able to see a photograph of what’s presupposed to be an OEM GeForce RTX 3050 with the marginally diminished specs. It was apparently pulled out of a pre-built PC in China. Outwardly, all of it seems fairly regular.

Coinciding with the Chinese social media put up as we speak, we discover that NVIDIA has up to date its RTX 3050 desktop product web page to mirror the adjustments made to the OEM model. The CUDA core depend is diminished from 2,560 to 2,304 (an 11% lower), the GPU enhance clock has been diminished from 1.78 to 1.76 GHz (1% discount), and the GPU base clock has been diminished from 1.55 to 1.51 GHz (2.6% discount). Memory specs, TDP, single 8-pin energy connector, and every little thing else we will see stay as per the non-OEM model of this graphics card.

This isn’t the primary time that NVIDIA, or AMD, has launched a brand new model of a graphics card with completely different specs however with the identical title. Even earlier than as we speak, there have been two completely different RTX 3050 fashions – based mostly upon the GA 106 and GA107 GPUs from NVIDIA. However, they each sported the identical core counts and clocks, reminiscence – all equivalent. With this OEM model, based mostly on the GA106, there are some overt efficiency impacting specification variations.

In this case, it’s possible that NVIDIA had numerous spare GA106 GPU dies left over that didn’t make the grade for the RTX 3060, RTX 3050, or numerous equally named cellular GPUs it sells. Rather than sit on a pile of silicon waste, it has been in a position to qualify a worthwhile amount with 2,304 working CUDA cores.

In coming months, new and used consumers should beware. The new OEM card could possibly be 10 to fifteen% slower with its diminished cores / clocks. Also, an OEM card may not provide as premium a construct as a big-brand product – so the cooler may not provide pretty much as good efficiency, or be as quiet.

Turning to pricing—as an OEM half, this graphics card very in all probability  received’t have client ‘MSRP’ pricing however could also be unofficially obtainable in Far Eastern electronics malls, hopefully commensurately discounted. Sadly, China’s ITHome, the source publication, didn’t have any details about the producer, construct high quality, pricing or availability of the brand new GeForce RTX 3050 OEM.