Reports by a renowned leaker state that the soon-to-be-released RTX 4060 Ti will have a 160W TGP.
Following the release of the much anticipated RTX 4090, 4080, and RTX 4070 Ti, gamers have turned their attention toward the RTX 4060 Ti, expected to be released in Q2 of 2023. Even though there are no official statements about the RTX 4060 Ti’s specs, we know what to expect courtesy of hardware leaker @kopite7kimi.
Similar to the other GeForce RTX 40-series graphic cards, the 4060 Ti will also be based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. According to the leaker, the card under discussion will use the AD106-350-A1 chip and have 4352 CUDA cores. It will most likely feature 8GB of 18 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM, becoming the first card in the RTX 40- series designed for desktops belonging to this series that will not be using the GDDR6X technology for memory.
Initially, Kopite had stated that the card demands 220W of power from the GPU. Recently, he updated his report, suggesting that the card will feature 160W TGP. Refer to the tweet attached below:
The RTX 4060 Ti and the 3060 Ti
This power reduction sure is a significant one. Compared to its predecessor, the 3060 Ti, the card will consume 40W lesser power. It is worth noting that the actual performance of the GPU doesn’t necessarily depend on its power demand. Now that the RTX 40- series is using TSMC 4N chips, NVIDIA graphic cards are much more efficient than before, allowing better performance while consuming lesser power.
When comparing the memory bandwidth of the two, we can see that the successor has 36% lower numbers. Why is this so? Well, the 4060 Ti has 4352 CUDA cores, which is lesser than the 3060 Ti, which has 4854 cores. Also, the memory bus interface has been halved to 128-bit. The amount of memory bandwidth we are reportedly getting is much lesser than the RTX 4070, 43% lower. This means that the difference between the two cards will be clearly felt, especially while performing memory bandwidth-dependent tasks.
On the other hand, 32 MB of L2 cache could also mean that these bandwidth limitations are reduced. Right now, jumping to conclusions isn’t a great idea because it is impossible to know whether these reductions will negatively impact the hardware performance without first testing the graphic card.
The 8 GB of VRAM also raised some eyebrows. It is regarded as a limiting factor, also experienced by users of the RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3070 Ti. The amount of memory may not be enough to run high-performance games, but it is suitable for users looking to play games at 1080p resolution 60Hz.
Before you jump to conclusions, you should remind yourself that these specs are sourced from an unofficial leak. Until the graphic card is officially announced and tested, we can not have the final say. So that is it from our side. We hope that you found the guide helpful.