Nvidia’s new budget gaming laptop GPUs and DLSS will make for a mighty combo

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Budget RTX 30-series gaming laptops are here and if you’re not excited by that, you should be. Starting today, a wave of gaming laptops powered by RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 GPUs will be available from $799, bringing with them support for Nvidia’s framerate-improving Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) where it’s needed most.

Safe to say, for 1080p gaming at least, you can expect decent performance out of the two new mobile GPUs from the Nvidia skunkworks. The RTX 3050 Ti, by Nvidia’s making, should provide a steady step up over the GTX 1650 Ti, while the RTX 3050 should help deliver that all-important 60fps in today’s top games. The 4GB of GDDR6 may be a little prohibitive, but nothing a few tweaks in the settings shouldn’t fix. For the most part, anyways.

RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 laptop GPU specs
RTX 3050 Ti (laptop) RTX 3050 (laptop)
CUDA Cores 2560 2048
Tensor Cores 80 64
Ray Tracing Cores 20 16
Boost Clock (MHz) 1035 – 1695 1057 – 1740
TGP (Watts) 35 – 80 35 – 80
Memory 4GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6