The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 will be the next-generation professional gaming graphics card, featuring Ada Lovelace GPUs and the newest graphics architecture. The graphics card will take the place of the RTX 3050, a popular gaming graphics card geared for the mass consumer market in the sub-$300 US area.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Graphics Card – Designed Specifically For Dedicated Gamers
While there is no denying the excitement surrounding the higher-end GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080, and GeForce RTX 4070 series graphics cards, or even the more mainstream RTX 4060 graphics cards that offer the best of the best gaming performance, the RTX 4050 series graphics cards will be designed for the $250 US segment, which is a mainstream priced range aimed at the budget gamer who wants the same features as higher-end cards but without the performance,
It’s simple: the RTX 4090 series is geared at people who want the best of the best without having to worry about spending a lot of money, whilst the RTX 4080 series is aimed at users who want the highest performance for the least amount of money.
The RTX 4070 will be the sweet spot for high-end gaming, while the RTX 4060 is aimed at the gaming masses at a price that will be difficult to ignore given its performance, and the RTX 4050 is aimed at those who want to get into the new series at a budget tier price without sacrificing next-gen features.
The RTX 3050, like the previous generation, managed to match the performance of the RTX 2060 but was hampered by its 128-bit memory interface.
The RTX 3050 outperformed the RX 6500 XT in terms of performance, functionality, and value (at MSRP), however, it took months to get pricing that was near to the MSRP. Overall, the RTX 3050 was a 1080p-focused, eSports-oriented graphics card, and the RTX 4050 should be the same.
The ’50-class’ sector is NVIDIA’s cash cow, and it’s something the company wants to price correctly in its given performance.
Similar things should be expected from the next-generation gaming solution, but one thing to keep in mind is that GPUs are growing more power demanding and expensive.
It’s a trend that may continue in the future as we develop better goods, but there will always be a price to pay for end users. So, to begin with, what we know so far, let’s look at the brand new Ada Lovelace or AD10* class GPUs that will power the next-generation GeForce RTX 40 series cards.
NVIDIA AD107 ‘Ada Lovelace’ GPU – Next-Gen Entry-Level Chip
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 series graphics cards may use both AD106 and AD107 GPUs, starting with the GPU configuration. We don’t expect a ‘Ti’ configuration will be included in the range because we didn’t receive one with the Ampere family, but things might change.
The RTX 3050 does the same, which is why I mentioned both the AD106 and AD107 GPUs for the same card. Before GA107 became widely accessible in the market following its mobile launch, the card was made with GA106 GPUs.
The GA107 GPU was originally intended for the RTX 3050, but NVIDIA made excellent use of the GA106 dies, which couldn’t attain the yields necessary for the higher-end cards. The GPU is expected to be roughly 150mm2 in size and will use the TSMC 4N process node, which is an improved version of TSMC’s 5nm (N5) node for the green team.
Up to 3 GPC is predicted in the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace AD107 GPU (Graphics Processing Clusters). The GPC count is the same as the GA106 GPU. Each GPC will have the same configuration as the present chip, with four TPCs and eight SMs. Each SM (Streaming Multiprocessor) will have four sub-cores, similar to the GA106 GPU. The FP32 and INT32 core configurations have changed.
Each sub-core will have 128 FP32 units, for a total of 192 FP32+INT32 units. This is because the FP32 and IN32 units do not share the same sub-core. The 128 FP32 cores and the 64 INT32 cores are distinct.
As a result, each sub-core will have a total of 48 units, with 32 FP32 and 16 INT32 units. Each SM will contain 192 units in total, including 128 FP32 units and 64 INT32 units. We’re looking at 3,072 FP32 units and 1,536 INT32 units for a total of 4,608 cores, given there are 24 SM units (8 per GPC).