Leadtek has launched the GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card with a cooling jacket as a fan. This is the first Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 we noticed with a cooler with a fan discovered by a Twitter user Zed Wang. This cool style is sometimes displeased by computer gamers and enthusiasts, but they can have attractive features for small form factor and server systems.
IN Leadtek GeForce RTX 3050 Classic has reference specifications for Nvidia’s partner card – 2,560 CUDA cores, a base frequency of 1,552 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1,777 MHz, plus 8 GB GDDR5 14 Gbps memory on a 128-bit bus. In addition, it uses an 8-pin power connector, which is enough for its maximum power of 130 W.
Nvidia has not created a reference design for the RTX 3050; leave it to your AIB partners to come up with whatever they can think of. As a result, most simply used the same coolers on nearby adjacent cards such as the GeForce RTX 3060 or GTX 1660 Super. And this is the case with the Leadtek GeForce RTX 3050 Classic.
If you look at the product pages of Leadtek, you will see the new GeForce RTX 3050 Classic, nestled among similar cooled cards such as RTX 3060 Classic, RTX 3060 Ti Classic and RTX 3070 AI Blower. As expected, there are Leadtek GeForce GTX 1660 / Super / Ti Classic cards. They all look almost the same and each model had a width of two slots at 35 mm and only slightly higher than the height of the bracket at 111 mm, although the lengths varied slightly. The new Leadtek GeForce RTX 3050 Classic is 253 mm long.
There are several excellent reasons to choose a fan type cooler. For users, probably the best and most appropriate reason to choose a fan will be to use a computer case with little space inside or that has a component or other add-on card that blocks GPU fans. The design of the fan is attractive in this situation, as it absorbs its hot air and releases it from the back of the slot area. The latest fan designs are not as noisy as when this style of cooling first hit the graphics card market; However, we did not have Leadtek in the laboratories to guarantee its noise properties of the cooling fan.
If you read our review of the GeForce RTX 3050 from January this year, you will find that it is only in the top 12 of the best graphics cards for gaming in 2022. However, it may meet your needs and you may notice one of the irresistible price. GeForce RTX 3050 graphics cards are available in a wide variety of cooler types. Some of them seem redundant, such as the Aorus Elite triple fan, but most AIB products have a dual fan, with Asus and MSI providing single fan versions. As for this Leadtek fan cooler card – it’s always good to have options.