The entry-level desktop version of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card is expected to debut in June and will only have 6 GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA intends to introduce its entry-level GeForce RTX 40 GPU range for PCs in May and June, according to Twitter leaker MEGAsizeGPU. These Ada Lovelace GPU series cards, which are at the lowest end of the power range, hope to make a big impact in the market over the next two months. RTX 4050, RTX 4060, and RTX 4060 Ti will all be part of the line.
The three cards and anticipated release schedules were leaked on Twitter by MEGAsizeGPU in the following tweet:
Furthermore, according to the leaker, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 desktop graphics card will only have 6 GB of VRAM distributed across a 96-bit network interface. Comparatively speaking, the RTX 3050 provides 8 GB of RAM over a 128-bit network link.
Why this is a problem is because many AAA games now strongly rely on at least 8 GB of VRAM, with some contemporary games needing more than 8 GB of VRAM to function. Since the RTX 4050 is intended for mass-market PCs, many users might not be able to play titles that necessitate at least 8 GB of VRAM.