Company Nvidia without much fanfare released the video card GeForce RTX 3050 6GB. There was no official announcement, but the cards have already gone on sale.
In Europe, the novelty is asked for about 180-190 euros, so there are rumors about the recommended price for the US in 180 dollars, apparently, true.
The RTX 3050 6GB differs from the regular version not only in the amount of memory. The bus was cut from 128-bit to 96-bit, due to which the memory capacity was reduced from 224 to 168 GB/s. The number of CUDA cores decreased from 2560 to 2304. In addition, the core frequency dropped significantly: to 1042-1470 MHz.
But as a result TDP was reduced to 70 W, due to which the card does not require additional power, and manufacturers can release passive versions.
There is no data on performance yet, but the new modification should be noticeably slower than the regular version. Why Nvidia released such a card is not very clear, but there were rumors that in this way the company is preparing a place for RTX 4050. In this case, the regular RTX 3050 can be removed from sale.