Inno3D RTX 3050 Twin X2 OC 8GB Review
Peter Donnell / 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of inno3D for a long time, having owned their GTX 980 iChill X4, which was one of my all-time favourite graphics cards with its bonkers shroud design and plentiful fans. That being said, that was a more extreme card for its time, and today we’re a little closer to reality with the release of the new budget-focused RTX 3050 series. This is the new entry-level card for the RTX series, but also the first time introduction of ray tracing features on an xx50 class card too! Following just a week after AMD launched their RX 6500 XT graphics cards, which came with 4GB of VRAM, Nvidia now launch their cards with 8GB. Of course, while I expect the Nvidia card to be faster, It’ll also cost more, so perhaps AMD isn’t out of the race just yet!
Inno3D RTX 3050 Twin X2 OC
Inno3D has kept things simple here, taking the basic card, sticking a much bigger cooler on it, and giving it a bigger factory overclock. It’s the simple method of more is more. The heatsink extends beyond the stock PCB and is made up of three aluminium radiators with two huge heatpipes weaving between them. There are two 90mm fans to keep things cool, as well as a full-cover backplate. However, the rear section of the backplate is ventilated, allowing the rear fan to blow air right through the radiator and away from the GPU. The end result should be a cool and quiet GPU that can maintain its boost clocks all day long.
- Dual Heatpipe Design
- Powerful Duan Fan Cooler
- 90mm Fans
- Scythe Fan Blades
- Backplate with Fan pass-through