as long as NVIDIA And while AMD has been around, there’s always been a battle for graphics card supremacy. But with Intel recently announcing its own brand of graphical hardware, two other giants may have their work cut out for them. As a result, both are scrambling to get the products out even in the midst of a global technological shortage. Unsurprisingly, it seems, Nvidia is about to unveil desktop versions of two of its GPUs, which were rumored to have launched earlier this year with some new details.
In a recent tweet, copyite7km, known for leaking information about the hardware, discussed the new specs of the upcoming desktop variants of the Nvidia RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti. According to the leaker, the RTX 3050 is likely to have 4GB or 8GB of memory, while the Ti variant will have 3,072 CUDA cores and 6GB or 12GB of VRAM. A report from Videocardz says that if that’s the case, the latter could be on par with AMD’s recently released 6600, though it probably won’t be in the same league as the 6600 XT.
A laptop version of the GeForce 3050 Ti was confirmed earlier this year, and Nvidia talks about releasing it, and the 3050 for desktop PCs were doing the rounds, but has so far held off. The leaker has also not mentioned any possible release date, and there is not much to do, which means there is no information on clock speed etc. It is also worth noting at this point that these are just rumours. While kopite7kimi is known to have some pretty accurate details, his tweets have yet to be confirmed by Nvidia.
Of course, both AMD and Nvidia want to launch new products around the time Intel releases its “Alchemist” cards next year. On top of that, additional rumors suggest that Nvidia is preparing its 4000 series, introducing the next generation of graphics cards. Again, these have not been confirmed by official sources, but will probably see the light of day next year.
Speculation aside, the world still faces a lack of hardware and gaming technology, which could mean customers are unable to buy new products, no matter how many. NVIDIA wants out. While AMD’s CEO has said that shortages could ease next year, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what the market will look like when these new products hit shelves.
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