Nvidia announced the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPUs this week, but they have also got the ability to pick up the MacBook Pro for content creation when budget-minded gamers will, no doubt.
Nvidia’s GPUs are not just for gaming. That thanks For free Nvidia Studio drivers, who can customize RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti GPUs for content creation rather than gaming. In Nvidia’s own words, “Nvidia Studio drivers provide the best performance and reliability to artists, creators and 3D developers when working with creative applications.”
While these drivers work in many Nvidia GPUs, they specifically coincide with the new RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti mobile GPUs. Various laptop brands clearly agree with me, embracing non-gaming laptops such as the Dell XPS 15 and Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro RTX 3050 mobile GPUs.
But how good are the RTX 3050 GPUs compared to the current options found inside the MacBook Pro? It is too early for me to do my own testing, but Nvidia has provided its own standards. For now take these results with a pinch of salt, but it is still interesting to see.
Nvidia claims that a laptop with RTX 3050 Ti will see speeds up to 3.1 times faster than laptops that rely on integrated Intel Iris XE graphics. This apparently translates into significantly lower export speeds on Adobe Premiere Pro, dropping from 60 minutes down to 20 minutes. And with a Radeon Pro 5600M GPU compared to the MacBook Pro, the RTX 3050 Ti is said to be faster by a difference of 8 minutes.
Nvidia also suggests that the RTX 3050 Ti can deliver a heavier view on Blender in just 26 minutes, which is much faster than the MacBook Pro (Radeon Pro 5600M) which takes 1 hour 17 minutes.
So if Nvidia’s benchmark results are accurate, there’s no doubt that the RTX 3050 GPUs offer better performance than the most powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro and Intel’s Iris XE graphics. But it is not very useful without knowing the price points.
Fortunately, the most attractive aspect of the RTX 3050 GPU is that it does not cost a lot of money for manufacturers to fit inside the laptop. The Dell XPS 15 with the RTX 3050 Ti will reportedly cost $ 1249.99. It’s hardly cheap, but consider the cheapest 16-inch MacBook Pro, priced at $ 2399.00, and Dell suddenly looks a complete bargain.
Of course, the performance provided by the RTX 3050 in the upcoming MacBook Pro 2021 will be increased by a considerable margin, but the price of Apple’s laptops is also expected to be significantly higher. If you want to keep costs to a minimum, but still want to edit videos and animate on the go, then these new RTX 3050 laptops are definitely worth a look.
We will try to review as many RTX 3050 laptops as possible after launch in the coming months, so if you are interested in these new mobile GPUs, be sure to bookmark reliable reviews for future updates.
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