From AMD and Nvidia: Cheap graphics card alternatives presented


AMD and Nvidia presented new graphics cards at CES 2022. These are aimed primarily at gamers who are looking for a bugdet solution for their own PC.

At CES 2022, both Nvidia and AMD presented a new ray tracing graphics card for the lower price range, which should enable at least 1080p ray tracing. The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 has an RRP of 279 EUR and the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT has a recommended retail price of around 200 USD.

The RTX 3050 uses a video memory of 8 GB GDDR6 with a 128 bit memory interface. It has 2,560 FP32-ALUs, 80 TMUs and a boost clock of 1.777 GHz. This means around 30 percent fewer computing units and an identical boost clock as a Geforce RTX 3060. Nvidia DLSS is supported as well as 2nd generation ray tracing. The power limit of the graphics card is 130 W, which is around 25 percent lower than that of the Geforce RTX 3060. Like the RTX 3060, it still requires an 8-pin PCIe connector because the PCIe slot only provides a maximum of 75 watts can be.

Nvidia RTX 3050 in comparison

RTX 3070 RTX 3060 RTX 3050

Chip

Ampere

Ampere

Ampere

FP32-ALUs

5.888 (46 SMs, 6 GPCs)

3.584 (28 SMs, 3 GPCs)

2.560 (20 SMs; n.n. GPCs)

Textureinheiten

184

112

80

Basic/Boost-Takt

1.500/1.730 Mhz

1.320/1.777 Mhz

1.552/1.777 Mhz

Storage

8 GB GDDR6

12 GB GDDR6

8 GB GDDR6

Memory interface

256 bit

192 bit

128 bit

TDP

220 Watt

170 Watt

130 Watt

Price (RRP)

519 EUR

330 EUR

279 EUR

AMD also shows a Buget card

With a 128-bit connection, the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT has only 4 GB of GDDR6 video memory plus 16 MB of Infinity Cache. It has a slightly low power limit of 107 watts, which is 19 percent lower than with the RX 6600. Just like the Nvidia card, a PCIe 8-pin connector must be connected from the power supply unit. At 2.815 GHz, the boost clock is around 13 percent higher than that of the RX 6600 and thus higher than any other RX 6000 graphics card from AMD. The RX 6500 XT has only 1,024 FP32-ALUs with 16 CUs and thus exactly half of an RX 6600 XT.

AMD plans to release the RX 6500 XT on January 19, 2022 and Nvidia the RTX 3050 on January 27, 2022.

This post first appeared at gamersglobal.de.

RX 6500 XT in comparison

RX 6700 XT RX 6600 RX 6500 XT

Chip

Navi 22

Navi 23

Navi 24

FP32-ALUs

2.560 (40 CUs)

1.792 (28 CUs)

1.024 (16 CUs)

Textureinheiten

160

112

64

Compute-Units

40

28

16

Storage

12 GB GDDR6

8 GB GDDR6

4 GB GDDR6

Memory interface

192 Bit

128 Bit

128 Bit

TDP

230 Watt

132 Watt

107 Watt

Price (RRP)

480 EUR

340 EUR

200 USD


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