[FPS Benchmarks] Need For Speed Heat on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (95W) and RTX 3050 (75W) – RTX 3050 Ti is 29% faster

Need For Speed Heat is a good racing game that is something like returning to the roots for the series. It has all the “ingredients” for that – good graphics, a nice soundtrack, a lot of cars, tons of upgrades for the rides, numerous races, and police pursuits. Sounds like a lot of fun and in reality, it really is. The game offers a multiplayer mode as well so when you’re done with the single-player missions you can test your skills against other players around the world.

The game uses Frostbite 3 engine and it looks good. However, it’s not among the lightest games on the market and a good mid-range GPU is a must for Ultra quality. If you have a high refresh display and you want to see a lot of FPS, your GPU should be a monster. Unfortunately, even the mighty GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) can’t show more than 104 FPS on Ultra. For this article, we’re going to inspect the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (95W) and RTX 3050 (75W).

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Contents


GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W] GeForce RTX 3050 [75W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA107 GA107
Shader units 2560 (+25%) 2048
ROPs 32 32
Base Clock (MHz) 1222 1237 (+1%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1485 1500 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1500
Memory size (MB) 4096 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 128 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95W (+27%) 75W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
Detailed specs Link Link

 

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Need For Speed Heat Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W] 129 fps (+33%) 104 fps (+27%) 92 fps (+28%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [75W] 97 fps 82 fps 72 fps





Verdict

That was a bit of a surprise – the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W] is 29% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 [75W]. If we have to be honest, we were expecting a bit narrower performance gap between these two GPUs because they both are based on the GA107 chip and have 4GB of VRAM. This shows how important the TGP value can be in certain games. However, the GeForce RTX 3050 [75W] can deliver 72 FPS on Ultra which is a good result for such a GPU.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [75W]

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