Partner manufacturers from AMD and Nvidia confirm variants of the RX 6500 XT and RTX 3050
Today we reported in a news item that AMD and Nvidia each presented a new graphics card that is interesting for full HD gaming at the current electronics fair CES (Las Vegas). The AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT will hit the market on January 17th, followed by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 on January 27th. In the meantime we have already discovered the first model variants of some partner manufacturers on product websites or by announcement – but first briefly some general information about the new graphics cards: AMD’s RX 6500 XT could be due to the meager RAM equipment – there are only 4GB GDDR6 RAM – even with full- HD get problems with some complex games, although the new Navi 24-GPU is the first GPU made in only 6nm and should presumably be strong enough for the latest games. Because based on its name, one can expect that it is not that far removed from the Radeon RX 6600 in terms of its performance potential.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, on the other hand, works with 8GB GDDR6 RAM. A performance at the level of an RTX 2060 can be assumed – tests after the introduction of both model series will be summarized in specials in order to evaluate the performance of the new cars. As I said at the beginning, there are already one or the other confirmed RX 6500 XT and RTX 3050 on manufacturer websites – we will summarize the models known to us and their confirmed data and start with the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, from ASRock and Gigabyte list two models each.
- ASRock RX 6500 XT Phantom Gaming D 4GB OC, 2 fans, length 24.0 cm, 1x 8-pin power plug
- ASRock RX 6500 XT Challenger ITX 4GB, 1 fan, length 17.9 cm, 8-pin power plug
- Gigabyte RX 6500 XT Gaming OC 4G, 3 fans length 28.2 cm, 6-pin power plug
- Gigabyte RX 6500 XT Eagle 4G, 2 fans, 19.2 cm length, 6-pin power plug
The exact clock rates and prices are not yet known – all four graphics cards each have a connection for HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4. There are also confirmed models of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, although there are significantly more than AMD’s graphics card, but we sometimes only have information about the model names or model series:
- EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC und RTX 3050 XC Black – so far there is only one announcement with pictureswho confirm a design with two fans, but no further details.
- Four variants announced Gainward, two each labeled Ghost (two fans) and Pegasus (one fan). Both variants are available as normal and OC versions.
- Gigabyte starts with the models GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming OC 8G (3 fans, length 28.2 cm), GeForce RTX 3050 Eagle OC 8G and GeForce RTX 3050 Eagle 8G (both 2 fans each, length 21.3 cm).
- INNO3D will initially offer two variants, the GeForce RTX 3050 Twin X2 such as an OC version of the graphics card. Both cards are 15 inches long.
- KFA² sends the GeForce RTX 3050 [1-Click OC] (1 fan, 8 inches long) and the GeForce RTX 3050 EX [1-Click OC] (2 fans, 22.4 cm length) into the race.
- Palit does it like Gainward and has two model series, each with two cards as normal and as OC version: The Palit GeForce RTX 3050 Dual and Dual OC with two fans and a length of 24.5 centimeters as well as the ITX models (only one fan) GeForce RTX 3050 StormX and StormX OC.
- Zotac has two models that GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge as well as the GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge OC (both 22.4 cm long, 2 fans).
All RTX 3050 models known to us offer – if already known – four monitor connections (3x Display Port 1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.1 or two of each type) and require an 8-pin power plug. We only have one press release from MSI, from which it only emerges that there will be several models from the Gaming, Ventus 2X and Aero ITX series. The latter are particularly small graphics cards with only one fan; MSI will use two fans for the RTX 3050 in the Gaming and Ventus 2X series.
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