Zotac RTX 3050 Twin Edge Graphics Card Review

We finally got our hands on the newest GPU released from Nvidia. And guess what we will be unboxing it. So this goes our Zotac RTX 3050 Review and let’s check out what it is all about.

So after a long wait, we finally got our hands on the Zotac RTX 3050 Twin Edge Graphics Card and we decided to do a quick unboxing and first impressions. Later on, we will be testing it and giving you some of the benchmark scores.

The Zotac RTX 3050 may not look much when it comes to size but this is a little card that packs a lot of punch. It maintains its Ice Storm 2.0 design which is built for a wider coverage to keep the Graphics card cooler and never thermal throttles

So without further delay let’s check out the Zotac RTX 3050.

Zotac RTX 3050 Review – Unboxing

So let us quickly unbox the RTX 3050 Zotac Graphics Card and show you what’s in there for us both outside and inside.

Zotac RTX 3050 Review
Zotac RTX 3050 Review

This RTX 3050 is a 128bit Graphics Card that comes with 2560 CUDA cores. Nvidia’s latest Ampere architecture comes with the 2nd Generation Ray tracing and DLSS technology. It has a base clock speed of 1552 MHz and it goes up to 1807MHz in case you are overclocking.

Zotac RTX Graphics Card
Zotac RTX Graphics Card

With 8GB GDDR6 Graphics, the memory speed is clocked at 14Gbps. Every Zotac Graphics Card comes along with a total of 3 yrs warranty but if you register your Graphics Card details with the right information along with your bill, you can get an extended 2 years of the extra warranty which makes a total of 5 years of the total warranty period.

Zotac RTX 3050 wrapped up in an air bubble bag

Ok now, what we have got here? A Zotac Dual Fan Graphics card wrapped up nicely in a bubble bag along with some cable connectors and a manual. This card has a metal backplate which not only prevents the graphics card from sagging but helps in proper heat dissipation as well.

Zotac RTX 3050 Twin Edge
Zotac RTX 3050 Twin Edge Review

Their all-new 11 blades fan design makes the air passing up to 10% faster when compared to the previous generation designs. This card has a wide aluminum fin-stack array heatsink paired with copper heat pipes, which means it will keep the card cool during your intense gaming sessions and take away the heat from the GPU core so the performance will not throttle down.

Zotac has its very own ICE Storm technology 2.0 which means when you are not gaming, the fans will either stop or run quieter, so you can save more on your power when the GPU is not in use.

Zotac RTX 3050 review - 8 pin power connector
Zotac RTX 3050 review – 8 pin power connector

This card comes with 3 Display ports 1.4 so that you can get up to a maximum resolution of 7680X4320 at 60Hz and 1 HDMI 2.1 port with which you can get up to a max resolution of 7680X4320 at 60Hz.

It requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8 pin connector. The GPU has game-ready drivers for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 at Nvidia’s official website. Download the Nvidia Geforce Experience software for easy updating your drivers.

Zotac RTX 3050 Review – Benchmarks

Here are the Zotac RTX 3050 Performance Benchmarks

Our test model consisted of an Alder Lake Intel Core i9-12900K Processor along with 16GB DDR4 RAM. We tested it on both 1080p and 1440p resolutions with medium to high settings.

Call of Duty Vanguard191 FPS121 FPS
Forza Horizon 5211 FPS130FPS
Resident Evil Village182FPS122FPS
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla101FPS61FPS
Days Gone140FPS89FPS
Cyberpunk 207794FPS63FPS
Marvel Avengers136FPS83FPS
Hitman 3138FPS86FPS
Death Stranding199FPS131FPS
Red Dead Redemption 299FPS58FPS
Zotac RTX 3050 Benchmark
Zotac RTX 3050 Benchmark

Zotac RTX 3050 Review – Verdict

We think that the all-new RTX 3050 is worth it includes if you can manage to get your hands on one due to the global chip shortage. Otherwise, in terms of performance, it is really good and if you pair it with a good processor you can see some impressive RTX 3050 benchmarks on all the games.

The Zotac RTX 3050 Twin Edge Graphics Card is an impressive dual fan card with an excellent cooling solution along with all the necessary add ons like a metal backplate, a proper layout of ports, etc.

So, that was all for today. Please note that the highest and average FPS may vary from system to system. So what are you thinking? Comment down below and let us know!

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