Laptop Manufacturer Leaks New Nvidia Graphics Card
Nvidia’s rumoured RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti entry-level Ampere graphics cards have been confirmed – by Samsung.
In its Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung unveiled its new gaming-focused Galaxy Book Odyssey notebook (below), with a specifications list including Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Max-Q Graphics or Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Max-Q Graphics, as well as 11th-generation Intel Core processors and up to 32GB RAM.
While the arrival of the 3050 and 3050 Ti have been much speculated about, especially with leaked benchmarks and an accidental listing by Lenovo (the model in question is now advertised as featuring “up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070”), the chipmaker giant has yet to officially reveal the 3050 and 3050 Ti; at the moment, the most affordable RTX 30-series GPU on offer is the stock 3060. The Galaxy Book Odyssey is the first notebook confirmed to feature the new cards.
The 3050 and 3050 Ti could usher in a new age of affordable ray tracing, especially in cheap gaming laptops; however, with the current chip shortage coupled with high demand, new GPUs from Nvidia and its big rival AMD have been thin on the ground, often selling for huge markups on third-party sites such as eBay.