NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB

Graphics Processor

GPU model GM204 GA106
GPU variant GM204-200-A1 GA106-150-A1
Architecture Maxwell 2.0 Ampere
Foundry TSMC Samsung
Manufacturing process 28 nm 8 nm
Number of transistors 5,200 million 13,250 million
Die size 398 mm² 276 mm²

Graphics Card

Release date Sep 19th, 2014 2022
Generation GeForce 900 GeForce 30
Production End-of-life Unreleased
Launch price 329 USD
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Reviews 111 in our database
Predecessor GeForce 700 GeForce 20
Successor GeForce 10
gpu.details.availability 2022

Clocks

Base clock 1050 MHz 1552 MHz
Boost clock 1178 MHz 1777 MHz
Memory clock 1753 MHz 7 Gbps effective 1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective

Memory Configuration

Memory size 4 GB 8 GB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR6
Memory bus width 256 bit 128 bit
Bandwidth 224.4 GB/s 224.0 GB/s

Render Configuration

Shading units 1664 2560
TMUs 104 80
ROPs 56 48
SMM count 13
Cache L1 48 KB (per SMM) 128 KB (per SM)
Cache L2 2 MB 2 MB
SM count 20
Tensor cores 80
RT cores 20

Performance

Pixel rate 65.97 GPixel/s 85.30 GPixel/s
Texture rate 122.5 GTexel/s 142.2 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 3.920 TFLOPS 9.098 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 122.5 GFLOPS (1:32) 142.2 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP16 (half) performance 9.098 TFLOPS (1:1)

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width Dual-slot Dual-slot
Length 267 mm 10.5 inches 242 mm 9.5 inches
Width 111 mm 4.4 inches 112 mm 4.4 inches
Height 40 mm 1.6 inches
TDP 148 W 90 W
Suggested PSU 300 W 250 W
Outputs 1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power connectors 2x 6-pin 1x 6-pin
Board number PG401

API Support & Features

DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
OpenCL 3.0 3.0
Vulkan 1.1 1.2
CUDA 5.2 8.6
Shader model 6.4 6.6

Other Features

Compare

Sysrqmts browser extension icon
Stop overpaying for PC games!
See cheapest prices in Steam store with our browser extension.