KEY POINTS

  • Nvidia might launch a budget, mainstream graphics card soon
  • GeForce RTX 3050 Ti could cost between $229 and $279
  • The unannounced graphics card could be a lot faster than the GeForce RTX 2060

The graphics card market enjoys exceptionally high demand, with makers now scrambling to produce enough stocks to meet this. Out of nowhere, Asus listed the unreleased Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti mobility GPU, along with its specs, which suggest that ray tracing on notebooks could be affordable.

Wccftech earlier reported that Asus inadvertently listed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti on its TUF Dash Laptop's specs page. The listing outed Nvidia's future plans, which could be targeted to the budget and mainstream tier desktop and notebook segments. According to the report, the said graphics card could be the company's alternative offer for gamers looking for budget options.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti apparently has a codename GN20-P1. It would be one of the two variants that the company would launch under the GeForce RTX 3050 series. Nvidia would also launch its non-Ti variant, the GNP20, the report added.

Nvidia The graphics card maker is the latest in a series of high-profile companies to revise growth estimates and blame the shortfall on slowing growth in China. In the image, a sign seen in front of the Nvidia headquarters in Santa Clara, California, May 10, 2018. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The RTX brand in the model name of the product suggests that the unreleased graphics card will feature ray tracing support, according to Tom's Hardware. However, over the past years, the company has "never offered ray tracing on a xx50-series," the site added. Asus only shared the card's memory capacity, which is 4 GB of GDDR6.

Based on today's standard, a 4 GB memory will have a hard time pushing some more demanding AAA games. As a result, activating the ray tracing feature could only place more burden on the said graphics card. The card's memory specifications also suggest that it features a 128-bit bus interface, which could mean it could be a lot faster than the GeForce RTX 2060.

In terms of TGP, Wccftech noted that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti might feature a 60W design. It could also use the GA107 GPU, the site added. For its price, the site predicted that it could cost between $229 and $279, with the GeForce RTX 3050 variant selling below the sub-$250 price. It is worth noting that Nvidia has not yet unveiled the RTX 3050 Ti. Consumers are advised to temper their expectations and take this listing with a pinch of salt.