No, for someone like me who prefers the raw performance of the GPU above every other factor, especially if you are comparing the RTX 3050 with AMD’s Radeon RX 6600, which has a considerable upperhand over RTX 3050.
The price point of RX 6600 is about the same as the RTX 3050. So unless you do content creation like 3D rendering, video editing then RTX 3050 is the way to go.
Many of the AAA titles that I want to play still don’t support DLSS and when both GPUs were tested with the games that did, these were the performance comparisons that came out.
RTX 3050 vs RX 6600 Performance Comparison
|Game||RTX 3050||RX 6600|
|Control||70 FPS||86 FPS|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||60 FPS||80 FPS|
|God of War(2018)||36 FPS||55 FPS|
|Fortnite||256 FPS||310 FPS|
|Hitman 3||110 FPS||138 FPS|
|Far Cry 6||58 FPS||72 FPS|
|Cyberpunk 2077||55 FPS||73 FPS|
|Days Gone||78 FPS||95 FPS|
Good for 3D Rendering?
Normally I’d recommend a more powerful GPU than RTX 3050 if you only plan to use it for 3D rendering ,video editing. But if playing games along with doing other heavy tasks is what you want then the 3050 is the way to go, such as content creation, online streaming, video production etc.
A Win for RX 6600 if Just Used For Gaming
Overall, AMD RX 6600 completely overpowers the RTX 3050 in gaming performance in literally every single game test even with Ray Tracing and DLSS Mode ON.
Getting Real: Related Quick QnA Regarding RTX 3050:
Is RTX 3050 good for gaming?
Its a pretty decent card for gaming at a considerable price, but instead its suggested to go for the RX 6600 which is about the same price of the RTX 3050. Why not spend same amount of money for more performance.
Is RTX 3050 Future proof?
No, as explained in this article.
Can a 3050 run most games?
Yes, it can
Is 500W PSU enough for RTX 3050?
RTX 3050 requires a minimum 450W power supply unit so 500W would work just fine.