That's not the BFG. That first gigabyte sure was heavy!
Today we're checking out Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050, a new budget GPU addition to the RTX 30 series. This release adds a new low-end Ampere offering to the lineup, based on the same silicon used by the RTX 3060.
Packing the new Core i9-12900HK and RTX 3080 Ti, the MSI GE76 is a gaming beast with a beastly price. Alder Lake gaming laptops are hitting the market now and so are reviews.
For Nvidia, the 12GB RTX 3080 allows to significantly boost profit margins on silicon that would have otherwise sold as the original 10 GB model, enabling board partners and distributors to cash in the current market.
How to start this review... this thing is so bad, it's really spoiled the mood for me. In short, this is the worst GPU release since I can remember, and I've been doing this job for over two decades.