RTX 4050 with 6GB of VRAM, but how to do it in 2023?

RTX 4050 with 6GB of VRAM, but how to do it in 2023?

RTX 4050 with 6GB of VRAM

The latest rumors about NVIDIA's mid-range GPUs, shared by the MEGAsizeGPU Twitter account, reveal the possible launch dates for RTX 4050, RTX 4060 Ti and RTX 4060: the first two would arrive respectively in June and at end of May, while there would not yet be a certain date for the "smooth" RTX 4060.

Among the rumors there are some details on the RTX 4050 that do not bode well. In fact, the card would have only 6GB of VRAM and a 96-bit bus, specifications worse than those of the RTX 3050, equipped with 8GB of VRAM and a 128-bit interface.

6G vram

— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) March 29, 2023

--> Obviously these are rumors that should be taken as such, but if these were to be the final specifications, the card would be severely limited in performance by the amount of memory, given that many triple A games require at least 8GB of VRAM to function properly, while others they need even more video memory. Even the 96-bit interface would be a problem not to be underestimated and would make the card very unattractive, especially considering the fact that it will probably cost around 300 euros.

With the launch of the RTX 4090, many had already asked themselves questions about the low-end performance, which is very high in perspective given what is offered by the top of the range. One of the fears was precisely that NVIDIA would limit the performance of the card by "castrating" video memory and bus, exactly as emerged from the latest rumors.

We want to believe that these are incorrect rumors (as often happens ) and that NVIDIA is actually planning a worthy successor to the RTX 3050, with the same amount of VRAM and the same 128-bit interface. The RTX 4050 is a low-end card and for this reason exceptional performance cannot be expected, it is true, but it is one thing to create a balanced entry level GPU capable in any case of giving satisfaction to those who, for example, are approaching for the first aimed at PC gaming, another is to limit a potentially very interesting video card with a too small bus and an amount of VRAM that doesn't even allow you to play the latest titles released and which, let's face it clearly, in 2023 is decidedly inadequate.