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ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review

Silent, Crafty, and TUF: Unveiling the Powerhouse.

What’s in the box:

  • 1x ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card
  • 1x speed setup booklet
  • ASUS card
  • Asus Thank You card
  • ASUS warranty card
ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
What’s in the box


  • NVIDIA Ampere Architecture
  • Axial-tech fan design
  • Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology
  • Multi-Display Capability: 4 Displays
  • NVIDIA DLSS Ground-breaking AI Rendering Technology
  • ASUS GPU Tweak II
ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
The features of this hardy GPU.


  • Max Screen Resolution  ‎7680 x 43202 Pixels
  • Memory Speed ‎1875 MHz
  • Graphics Coprocessor:‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
  • Chipset Brand:‎NVIDIA
  • Graphics Card Ram Size ‎8 GB
  • Base Clock: 1552MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1875 MHz (OC Mode)
  • Boost Clock: 1845 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • CUDA Cores: 2560
  • 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, 2x HDMI 2.1
  • 0dB Technology
ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
The System requirements of the card.


Asus’ TUF GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics card is a dual fan card that has been stripped down and rebuilt to provide better power and cooling.

TUF’s signature look gives this graphics card an unmistakable robust and hardy appearance.

Two powerful axial-tech fans with dual ball fan bearings are housed in a solid metal shroud on the TUF graphics card, which offers a reliable cooling system. In order to properly control temperature, they provided a thick heatsink. This graphics card is a solid powerhouse enhanced by TUF components, Auto-Extreme Technology, and a backplate vent. The TUF graphics card is the ideal solution if you’re a builder looking for a reliable and trustworthy option.

ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
Breath-taking dual fan design.


This card is equipped with a pair of Axial tech fans that have a smaller hub, longer blades, and a reduced barrier ring. These design enhancements optimize airflow and deliver exceptional cooling performance for the card.

This extra cooling is really evident when the card is in full swing. The card’s front panel offers multiple output options, including DisplayPort 1.4a and HDMI 2.1. HDMI 2.1 provides a bandwidth of up to 48 Gb/s, supporting a wide range of higher resolutions and refresh rates, such as 8K at 60fps, 4K at 120fps, and even up to 10K.

ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
The TUF GPU is a unique midrange graphics card.

The RTX 3050 goes beyond delivering high-resolution gaming experiences; it also excels in supporting computationally intensive programs. With its 2560 cores, the GPU can accelerate tasks using CUDA and other APIs.

With the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, you can experience double the FP32 throughput compared to the previous generation. The 2nd Gen RT cores offer improved ray tracing and shading capabilities, while the 3rd Gen Tensor Cores efficiently handle AI-powered technologies.

ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
The ports for this card.

This card is very fast, colour accurate, and runs everything without any glitches or downtime.

While it will be able to run certain RTX games, it may not handle a game with full RTX capabilities like Portal RTX at 4k resolution. However, you can expect smooth performance with no problems running any modern game at 4k with a stable 60 fps.

Using the GPU on high settings, modern games such as Apex Legends and Warzone will run smoothly.

There was only one problem encountered: the fans vibrate at 100% power which can be noisy, so keeping them at around 80% should solve it.

Asus Tuf Geforce RTX 3050 8gb Graphics Card
Striking Design

Testing Bench:

For years, 3DMark has served as a staple benchmark, dating back to the release of the Matrix and Futuremark’s bullet time-inspired benchmarks. It remains the ideal tool to gauge the performance of your system, especially your CPU and GPU. You can compare your GPU’s performance with other systems equipped with similar hardware to ensure it meets the desired standards.

These are the specs of the setup we used to test the benchmarks of this GPU:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-E Gaming AMD Ryzen ATX Motherboard
  • Cooler: ASUS ROG Strix LC 360 RGB all-in-one liquid CPU cooler with Aura Sync
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator DDr4 RGB 16GB x 2 3200MHz CL16 Ram
  • Nvme: Adata XPG SX8200 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive
  • PSU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-1000G ROG Strix Gaming 1000W 80 Plus Gold Certified Fully Modular Black Desktop Power Supply
  • Case: ASUS ROG Strix Helios RGB ATX Mid-tower Gaming Case
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64



MGR Gaming’s Conclusions:

The 3060 card maintains a cool temperature during operation and delivers excellent performance in VR games without any stuttering. Additionally, it features a metal backplate, which not only provides protection but also enhances the visual appeal of the card. Its compact size makes it suitable for smaller PC cases, offering flexibility in installation.

This midrange graphics card offers impressive quality, providing solid FPS and excellent performance at its price point. Given its capabilities and value, it is undoubtedly worth exploring as a viable option.

If you intend to stream and record videos on high settings, this card would be an ideal choice.

The price point of this card is exceptional considering the features and performance it offers. It is a robust and hard-working card that provides excellent value for the price.

ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Graphics Card Review
Full view of this outstanding card.