NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 mobile GPU seen with 2048 CUDA cores -- and Intel DG2 with 512 EUs

Posted on Wednesday, March 17 2021 @ 10:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Due to the global chip shortages, the rollout of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series is going slower than anticipated. New models are still in the pipeline though, next month we may see the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for the desktop market and now there are also signs of new laptop models.

Geekbench shows NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop chip with 2048 CUDA cores

A Geekbench benchmark score reveals the existence of a GeForce RTX 3050 laptop video card. This would be the fifth model in the GeForce RTX 30 laptop lineup. It's believed to be based on the GA107 GPU and Geekbench suggests it has 2048 CUDA cores. The listing reveals the GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU has 16 compute units, which likely have 128 CUDA cores, resulting in a total of 2048 CUDA cores. The chip is paired with 4GB memory, presumably GDDR6.

The GeForce RTX 3050 was tested on a laptop with the new Intel Core i5-11400H "Tiger Lake-H" processor. This CPU is believed to be a 2.7GHz model with a 4.5GHz Boost. The GeForce RTX 3050 may launch alongside the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti -- at the moment it's unknown when both parts will be revealed.

Intel DG2 with 512 EUs also spotted

Next, there's also a fresh sighting of the Intel Xe-HPG. This is the gaming variant of Intel's Xe architecture. An introduction is expected later this year, so far Intel hasn't really shared a lot of details about the Xe-HPG.

The fresh Geekbench entry reveals an Intel DG2 part with 512 execution units. It was tested on a system with the 16-core Alder Lake-S processor, another unreleased part. Alder Lake-S is expected towards the end of this year, it's the first 10nm desktop processor from Intel. Quite interesting here is that this Geekbench leak shows a 4.6GHz maximum frequency for the Alder Lake-S chip -- the highest seen to date. This is probably the current Boost of the high-performance cores.

The DG2 with 512 EUs is the best model. Intel is also expected to release variants with 384 EUs and 128 EUs. The Geekbench entry of the DG2 with 512 EUs reveals a maximum frequency of 1.8GHz and a reported memory capacity of 12.6GB. The latter value is most likely inaccurate reporting, there are some previous leaks that point to 16GB.

VideoCardz writes the actual performance results of the DG2 engineering sample are not worth writing about. At the moment, the chip is not even able to deliver entry-level GPU performance in the Geekbench OpenCL test. This is not necessarily bad news for the final retail parts -- but it may mean a lot more work is needed to get it ready.

Source: VideoCardz 1 and 2

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