MSI GeForce RTX 3050 Gaming X 8G review

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With 8 GB of GDDR6 RAM and 14 Gbps (effective data rate), the GeForce RTX 3050 is not far away from previous-generation models in terms of performance. A 128-bit bus connects all of this memory together. DisplayPort 1.2 is supported by the RTX series GPUs as well as the RTX 3050, 3060 and 3060 Ti series. The HDMI 2.1 connector supports 8K 60 Hz HDR using the HDMI interface. The card is around 1kg in weight. It's also a rather small design, measuring only 29 centimeters in length. Because it is a dual-slot card, it will fit perfectly. The backplate is also open on both sides and reveals a small PCB.  In this class, the Gaming X from MSI is the "premium model", despite the fact that it is in use with an entry-level graphics card.


The well-known Gaming X cooler has been condensed; instead of the original three axial fans, only two remain. With the exception of the shorter length, the cooler's design is remarkably similar to that of the larger branch. 



The 3050 Gaming X has only one 8-pin power connector, even when overclocked. The cooler must dissipate the official 125 watt TGP (GPU + memory). That 8-pin PCIe connector indicates it has a maximum power of 225 watts, which is in line with the specs.


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