ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX ROG Strix 3050 OC ED. Ampere Graphics Card
TAKE FLIGHT WITH THE LATEST GPU TECHNOLOGYFrom top to bottom, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 3050 OC has been designed to push performance boundaries. A fresh design and more metal surrounds a grouping of Axial-tech fans that leverage a new rotation scheme. Below the blades, a larger, more impressive heatsink is ready for the most demanding thermal loads. The PCB has some new tricks up its sleeves, and even the backplate has received some performance-boosting changes. GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs deliver the ultimate performance for gamers and creators. They’re powered by Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture—with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features. For gamers who want to get the most out of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the latest addition to the ROG Strix stable delivers in every way.
Axial-Tech Fan Upgrades
MAX CONTACT COOLING
To get heat up off the die and into the heatsink array to benefit from the new fan design requires special attention. ASUS use a manufacturing process that polishes the surface of the heat spreader to improve smoothness at the microscopic level. The extra flatness allows for better contact with the die for improved thermal transfer.
EACH FAN HAS ITS OWN ROLE
By keeping the rotational direction of the auxillary fans the same and having the central fan spin the opposite direction, ASUS ROG STRIX have reduced the turbulence inside the cooling array to boost the card's overall thermal performance. The sum of all of these innovative upgrades results in lower fan speeds and raises the performance threshold of the ROG STRIX 3050 OC achieving a sub-42 degree GPU temperature at which the fans will shut off completely to give you silent performance.
Improved PCB Features
As to be expected from a premium brand like ASUS ROG Strix, top-shelf capacitors, chokes and MOSFETs have been used to effortlessly deliver large amounts of power at a Milliseconds notice. The Super Alloy Power II are soldered to the PCB using the amazing Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process, allowing human error to be removed from the process ensuring each graphics card meets rigorous specifications.
The rear of the ROG Strix graphics card sports two PWM FanConnect headers that provide additional DIY flexibility. Chassis fans can be directly attached to the GPU and tuned with a curve that is based on CPU or GPU temperature, providing extra intake or exhaust for demanding 3D tasks.
Updated Shroud Design is Both Functional and Beautiful
NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE
In addition to under-the-hood design changes, the ROG Strix features a new face with metal accents that mirror the design aesthetic of ROG and ROG Strix motherboards. Mixing surface textures and materials make a statement when vertically mounted and lit by chassis LEDs. Flipping the card around reveals more design improvements. For enhanced heat dissipation, a wide backplate vent and shortened PCB allow hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the cooler. The I/O bracket is made from stainless steel to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. A conveniently placed Dual BIOS switch allows quick selection between “performance” and “quiet” mode for basic customisation of the card’s default behavior without software. To top it off, an ROG logo with addressable RGB backlighting adds flair.
NVIDIA Ampere Architecture
2ND GEN RT CORES
3RD GEN TENSOR CORES
UP TO 2X THROUGHPUT
NEW SM2X FP32 THROUGHPUT
DLSS AI Acceleration
MAX FPS. MAX QUALITY. POWERED BY AI.
NVIDIA DLSS is groundbreaking AI rendering that boosts frame rates with uncompromised image quality using the dedicated AI processing Tensor Cores on GeForce RTX. This gives you the performance headroom to crank up settings and resolutions for an incredible visual experience. The AI revolution has arrived to gaming.
Ultimate Ray Tracing And AI
RTX. IT’S ON.
Only NVIDIA’s RTX platform includes dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing and Tensor Cores for AI that enable groundbreaking technologies at breakthrough speed. Experience today’s biggest blockbusters like never before. RTX. It’s On.
NVIDIA Reflex Dynamically Reduces System Latency
VICTORY MEASURED IN MILLISECONDS
NVIDIA Reflex delivers the ultimate competitive advantage. The lowest latency. The best responsiveness. Powered by GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® monitors. Acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision through a revolutionary suite of technologies built to optimise and measure system latency for competitive games.
Create as Fast as your Imagination
UP YOUR CREATIVE GAME
Take your creative projects to a new level with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. Delivering AI-acceleration in top creative apps. Backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform of dedicated drivers and exclusive tools. And built to perform in record time. Whether you’re rendering complex 3D scenes, editing 8K video, or livestreaming with the best encoding and image quality, GeForce RTX GPUs give you the performance to create your best.
Transform any Room Into your Home Studio
STREAM LIKE A BOSS
Live streamers can now level up their game even further with the new NVIDIA Broadcast app. It upgrades any room into a home broadcast studio by transforming standard webcams and microphones into smart devices through the power of AI. The Broadcast app offers three AI-powered features which are: Noise Removal, Virtual Background and Auto frame so the focus always remains on you.
DirectX Raytracing Allows Incredibly Realistic Graphic Effects
DIRECTX 12 ULTIMATE OFFERS FEATURES LIKE RAY TRACING AND VARIABLE RATE SHADING
DirectX Raytracing allows games to simulate how light works in real life, providing incredibly realistic and beautiful graphics effects like global illumination, reflections, and shadows.
NVIDIA has partnered closely with Microsoft to enable full DXR support on GeForce GPUs. GeForce RTX GPUs were designed from the start for the extreme demands of ray-tracing workloads. Specialised RT cores, found only on GeForce RTX graphics cards, provide billions of rays per second of performance, and up to 3X the frame rates with DXR games and applications. This makes ray tracing at real-time frame rates possible for the first time.
GeForce RTX 30 Series Features
8K HDR GAMING
Step up to the ultimate 4K gaming experience with the GeForce RTX and enjoy today’s biggest games in amazing detail.
The essential companion to your GeForce graphics card. Capture and share videos, screenshots, and livestreams. Keep your drivers up to date and optimize your games.
GAME READY DRIVERS
Get the highest levels of performance, and the smoothest experience possible, from the moment you start playing.
Take your VR experiences to a whole new level with the powerful new GeForce® RTX GPUs. You can count on the lowest latency and highest performance with VR.
Get smooth, tear-free gameplay at refresh rates up to 360 Hz, plus HDR and more. NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitors are the ultimate go-to equipment for enthusiast gamers.
Turn your screenshots into art with this powerful in-game photo mode that captures 360, HDR, and super-resolution photos.
|Chipset||GeForce RTX 3050|
|Edition||ROG STRIX GAMING OC|
|Manufacturing process||8 nm|
|Cores & Clocks|
|Core Clock||TBD MHz|
|Boost Clock||TBD MHz|
|Video Memory (VRAM)|
|Memory Clock||14000 MHz|
|Memory Bus||128 Bit|
|Cooling Solution||Tri Fan (3)|
|I/O & Connectivity|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 (x16) [PCIe 3.0 Backwards Compatible]|
|GeForce VR Ready||No|
|Multi-Way Graphics Support||Not Supported|
|Microsoft DirectX Support||12 API|
|Max. Concurrent Displays||4 Displays|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680x4320 (8K UHD)|
|Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution|
|Real-Time Ray Tracing||Yes|
|NVIDIA RT Cores|
|NVIDIA Tensor Cores|
|Power & Thermals|
|Graphics Card Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin PCIe|
|Graphics Card TDP/Power|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||550 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature||93 °C|
|Low Profile Compatible||No|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Dimensions||300 x 133.6 x 53.5 mm|