Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti is the latest Lovelace GPU to undergo an information dump regarding its purported specs, as rumors about the RTX 4000 range keep coming in thick and fast.
This speculation is from Kopite7kimi, a regular when it comes to Twitter hardware leaks, and they provide a few more details (tip to VideoCardz for catching the tweet).
The RTX 4060 Ti has a very short reference plate. The PG190 still uses a CEM5 connector. AD106-350-A14352FP328G 18Gbps GDDR632M L2220WDecember 13, 2022
Jump into this with plentiful spices on hand, but as you can see, the GPU used is an AD106 (it’s supposed to be an AD106-350-A1, to be exact), and we’ve got a CUDA Core count of 4352, along with 8GB of RAM. GDDR6 Video RAM (18Gbps). TGP is hooked up to 220 watts.
As VideoCardz points out, a previous spill suggested that the AD106 GPU will run on a 128-bit memory bus, giving the RTX 4060 Ti a theoretical 288GB/s bandwidth.
He also told us that the RTX 4060 Ti has a “too short” reference plate.
Analysis: There’s still a long way to go for this GPU
The purported specs outlined here have led to a disappointing general online backlash.
Naturally, we have to be skeptical about any rumored specs – and we have to keep in mind that this is still an early development of the RTX 4060 Ti, as far as we know, so even if this is true, the specs shown here could still be changed by Nvidia under Line.
The CUDA Core count itself drew some groans, but we can’t judge the card’s power based entirely on those specs. Yes, it actually has fewer cores than the RTX 3060 Ti (which has 4864) according to this spill, but there are generational architecture improvements to consider, and all the other GPU specs too.
What’s more of a sticking point for many is the use of 8GB of VRAM, and that little theoretical memory bandwidth, which might be an unfortunate combination – although the significantly increased L2 cache, at 32MB, could be a boost Useful compared to the 3060 Ti which had 4MB. Besides, we have to add a little more salt here, as the bandwidth calculation is based on a previous rumored specification, which makes things even more shaky.
Anyway, gamers were already dissatisfied with the 8GB 3060 Ti, let alone the more powerful 4060 Ti. But whatever the case, broad expectations are for a graphics card on par with the RTX 3070 Ti – and a lot will depend after that on the price. Which given Nvidia’s current shape, doesn’t make us optimistic.
Above all, we must remember that all of these specs can change based on reaction to the RTX 4070 Ti and 4070, and how things are going with the mid-range RDNA 3 GPUs, of course. It’ll probably be a long time, too, before the RTX 4060 Ti shows up – the rumor mill certainly doesn’t think the RTX 4060 is out until mid-2023 – and Nvidia still has a good chance of RTX 3000 stock to clear up, as we all know, no doubt a good deal of it in the middle range.
So, given that long time frame for the possible appearance of the RTX 4060 Ti and 4060, even if these We are The specs on board right now we’d be surprised if they haven’t changed at all over time based on said factors and the changing GPU landscape.