Today, Nvidia announced a new wave of laptops featuring its GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards, many of which are available today. Among the announcements are two new GPUs that have been teased a few times in the past, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050. These are naturally the cheapest of the RTX 30 series lineup, and they bring the power of RTX to the "most mainstream audience yet", according to Nvidia, with prices starting at $799.
According to Nvidia's product page, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti packs 2560 CUDA cores with clock speeds ranging between 1035MHz and 1695MHz, while the RTX 3050 has 2048 CUDA cores running anywhere between 1057MHz and 1740MHz. VideoCardz also reports that the RTX 3050 Ti has 20 RT cores and 80 Tensor cores, while the RTX 3050 has just 16 RT cores and 64 Tensor cores. Both have 4GB of GDDR6 RAM with a 128-bit memory channel interface, and a TDP that can range between 35W and 80W.
As for what performance that gets you, Nvidia says RTX 3050 Ti-based laptops can deliver over 144 frames per second and sub-25ms latency in esports titles like Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and Valorant. For creators, it also promises up to twice the rendering performance of the previous generation in Adobe Premiere Pro, and up to nine times faster editing in DaVinci Resolve.
With today's launch, Nvidia says there are over 140 laptops with RTX 30 series GPUs, and there are five times more gaming laptops with RTX graphics that are thinner than 18mm, when compared to the previous generation of RTX laptops.
Nvidia also announced a range of new Studio laptops from multiple OEMs, some of them featuring the new graphics cards. These include new Precision laptops from Dell, the new ZBook Studio G8 from HP, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro, the new Creator lineup from MSI, the Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED, and the Razer Blade 15. New RTX-based laptops will be available from today featuring the RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060, while models with the RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 are planned for this summer.
Nvidia also announced some updates to the Nvidia Broadcast app, adding support for room echo and video noise removal. The audio noise removal has also been improved to better suppress noises such as cats, dogs, and some insects like cicadas.