NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6 Mining Hashrate

Launched at the start of 2022 by NVIDIA, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6 has established a reputation as a basic graphics card. When it comes to gaming performance, it stands up well against the earlier GTX 1660 Ti, delivering solid gaming output at 1080p resolution. But when it comes to its abilities in mining, what’s the performance of the RTX 3050 8GB like in that area?

For more information about the specifications, overclock settings, and hashrates of the RTX 3050 8GB for different algorithms, keep reading.


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Specifications:

NVIDIA CUDA® Cores:2560
Tensor Cores:80
RT Cores:20
Single Precision Performance:9.098 TFLOPS
Base Clock:1777 MHz
Boost Clock:1552 MHz
Memory Speed:14 Gbps
Standard Memory Config:8 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width:128-bit
Memory Bandwidth:224.0 GB/sec
Maximum Digital Resolution:7680×4320 @60Hz
Graphics Card Dimensions:Length : 9.5″ – Width : 4.4” – Slot Width : Dual-slot
Graphics Card Power:130 W
Maximum GPU temperature:93 °C
Recommended System Power:550 W
System Interface:PCI Express 4.0 x8
Power Connectors:1x 8-pin
Display Connectors:1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
GA106 graphics processor in the NVIDIA RTX 3050 8GB
A closer look at the GA106 graphics processor in the NVIDIA RTX 3050 8GB

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB mining hashrate for each algorithm tested by Red Panda Mining [Scroll right for more]:

CoinAlgorithmHashrateWatts (Software)Watts (ElmorLabs PMD)Hash/WattOverclock/Undervolt Settings MSI AfterburnerMining Software Used
Dual ETH + AlephiumEthash + Blake3nonstop unlocking N/A N/A N/A N/AT-rex Miner 0.25.6
EthereumEthash15.278510015.27%StockGminer 2.78
EthereumEthashkeeps unlockingN/A N/A N/A0 core, +800 memory, 60 fanGminer 2.78
EthereumEthash12.96465623.14%batch file –lock_cclock 1000Gminer 2.78
EthereumEthashkeeps unlocking  N/A  N/A  N/Abatch file –lock_cclock 1000 –mclock 1000Gminer 2.78
RavencoinKawpow12.48120Riser 37w/GPU 95w10.40%StockGminer 2.78
RavencoinKawpow13.72110Riser 24w/GPU 77w12.47%76% pl, +100 core, +800 memoryGminer 2.78
RavencoinKawpow10.1358Riser 11w/GPU 52w17.47%batch file –lock_cclock 1000Gminer 2.78
AeternityCuckoo294.83100Riser 30w/GPU 78w4.83%StockGminer 2.78
AeternityCuckoo294.8699Riser 28w/GPU 74w4.91%76% pl, +100 core, +800 memoryGminer 2.78
AionEquihash 192.7186100Riser 28w/GPU 74w186.00%76% pl, +100 core, +800 memoryGminer 2.78
AionEquihash 192.710047Riser 9w/GPU 38w212.77%batch file –lock_cclock 1000Gminer 2.78
FluxEquihash 125.425.599Riser 27w/GPU 72w25.76%StockGminer 2.78
FluxEquihash 125.421.499Riser 27w/GPU 72w21.62%StockLolminer 1.42
FluxEquihash 125.421.699Riser 27w/GPU 72w21.82%StockMini-z 1.8y4rc2
FluxEquihash 192.72799Riser 27w/GPU 72w27.27%76% pl, +100 core, +800 memoryGminer 2.78
FluxEquihash 192.713.549Riser 8w/GPU 42w27.55%batch file –lock_cclock 1000Gminer 2.78
FluxEquihash 192.715.350Riser 9w/GPU 43w30.60%batch file –lock_cclock 1000 –mclock 1000Gminer 2.78
TonSHA256TON122498.3Riser 35/GPU 68w1245.17%StockGminer 2.78
ErgoAutolykos40.1374.6Riser 14/GPU 62w53.79%StockGminer 2.78
ErgoAutolykos40.0159Riser 13/GPU 47w67.81%StockNBminer 40.1
ConfluxOctopus23.3299Riser 22w/GPU 75w23.56%StockNBminer 40.1
FiroFiropow12.3116Riser 36w/GPU 94w10.60%StockT-rex Miner 0.25.6
Ryo/ConcealCNGPU51075Riser 14w/GPU 61w680.00%76% PL, +100 Core, +1000 MemoryXMRstak 2.10.8
BeamBeamhash III15.1110Riser 32w/GPU 78w13.73%StockGminer 2.78

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB mining hashrate for each algorithm: [ Power Consumption 55 Watts/Hour ] tested by NiceHash :

DaggerHashimoto [ EtHash : (ETH) & (ETC) ] Ethereum Mining Hashrate:14 MH/s
Octopus Mining Hashrate:25 MH/s
KAWPOW Mining Hashrate:13 MH/s
Autolylos Mining Hashrate:60 MH/s
ZelHash Mining Hashrate:22.4 Sol/s

The NVIDIA RTX 3050 is considered an entry-level card for cryptocurrency mining. It’s a decent option for those looking to start mining at home. It consumes less power, is cheaper, and is seemingly in regular supply than the other NVIDIA RTX 30 Series cards.

However, for those looking to build complex and highly profitable mining rigs, the NVIDIA RTX 3050 is not great. The card features the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) algorithm, which is a technology introduced by NVIDIA to limit the card’s mining performance. Hence, it is not recommended to purchase these cards for mining unless you can get them for a low price. You would be better off buying the other more advanced cards in the NVIDIA RTX 30 and 20 Series.

There is news about a weaker variant of the RTX 3050. The weaker version reportedly has 4GB VRAM instead of 8GB VRAM, which means that it would fare even worse in mining performance. On the other hand, there are rumors about a Ti variant of the RTX 3050. This version of the card is alleged to have 6GB or 12 GB of VRAM and 3072 CUDA cores, possibly offering improved gaming performance.

Nonetheless, these new RTX 3050 variants would probably come with LHR technology like most new NVIDIA cards. Thus, users should be prepared and not have unrealistic expectations of the mining performance. Moreover, the global chip shortage and GPU market situation are still relatively terrible. Many cards, including the RTX 3050, are still unavailable. Even if one is found, it will definitely come with a hefty price tag, usually much higher than the MSRP.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB Mining Review :

RTX 3050 HASHRATES… buy for mining?

Different versions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB from top manufacturers :

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge OC
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 3050 8GB GDDR6
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3050 8GB
MSI GeForce RTX 3050 GAMING X 8G
MSI GeForce RTX 3050 VENTUS 2X 8G OC
MSI GeForce RTX 3050 AERO ITX 8G
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