NVIDIA stated that it will use GA106 GPU for RTX 3050 and GA107 GPU for RTX 3050 Mobile versions. The GA106 GPU will be released not to compete in the desktop PC segment, but as a response to Intel’s expected Arc A350 and AMD’s 6500 XT graphics card.
Since the RTX 3050 will contain 2560 CUDA cores, we can still say that there is hope for the RTX 3050 Ti to arrive. Lower engineering costs are achieved by using the GA106 GPU instead of the GA107. In this way, both less development costs and lower graphics card costs can be achieved.
The RTX 3050, which comes with 8 GB GDDR6 memory and 14 Gbps memory speed, can compete with the 6500 XT even with half its capacity. Despite this, the RTX 3050 will also be available in future models with 18 Gbps memory speed.