According to hardware leaker Kopite7kimi, NVIDIA has changed the TDP specs for its upcoming mid-range GPU.
The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is to be the first desktop card to feature an AD106 GPU. The card reportedly features 4352 CUDA cores, and it is most likely to be equipped with 8GB GDDR6 memory. This would also be the first desktop card from this generation not to use GDDR6X technology.
Kopite’s specs from last month have supposedly been updated. For all we know is that the TDP has changed from 220W to just 160W. That’s a significant power reduction for sure, to the point where the successor will consume not 20W more but 40W less power, as it is now claimed.
RTX 4060 Ti has a very short reference board. The PG190 still uses CEM5 connector.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) December 13, 2022
8G 18Gbps GDDR6
NVIDIA is now set to launch its first mobile RTX 40 graphics cards on February 8th. One of the card launching on this day is RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, which is reportedly using GN21-X6 GPU also known as AD106. This would suggest that NVIDIA already has the GPU ready, and nothing should stop them from releasing it to the desktop market as well. Nothing except the existing stock of RTX 3060 series.
As long as rumored specs are considered, the RTX 4060 Ti would have fewer cores and half of the memory bus. It is not unclear how would this affect performance, but the bandwidth will be heavily reduced to just 288 GB/s (RTX 3060 Ti has 608 or 448 GB/s depending on SKU).
The RTX 4070 non-Ti and RTX 4060 Ti are both expected in late Q1 2023 or early Q2. These cards will finally bring Ada Lovelace architecture to lower price points, which this architecture desperately needs.
Couresty of Kopite7Kimi, we have a good idea of what the wider RTX 40-series stack looks like on a basic level, including the RTX 4060 Ti. As it stands, the RTX 4060 Ti will use the AD106 chip, too, being the first-ever desktop GPU to do so. We’re still expecting AD106 to show up first on laptop hardware, however.
We’ve talked about the RTX 4060’s relatively odd specifications before, as it falls around 26% slower than the RTX 4070’s leaked specifications. Needless to say, don’t expect RTX 4080-like performance. Additionally, the meager 8GB of VRAM in 2022 simply isn’t enough for gaming at higher resolutions and is something that we hope to see Nvidia revise before an official announcement.
The GPU is also reportedly using a shorter PCB, to allow for placement in smaller systems like Intel NUC and ITX-based systems. However, a knock against these reported RTX 4060 Ti specifications is also that the card is going to be using a 12VHPWR port. Originally, the RTX 4060 Ti was going to use 225W of power, however this stat has since been revised. The RTX 4060 Ti will now reportedly only demand 160W of power, according to the latest leaks. However, despite only requiring 225W of power, it’s likely that the RTX 4060 Ti will still use a power port rated for up to 600W, which doesn’t really make much sense to us.
Right now, the RTX 4060 Ti might be a worthy upgrade for those stuck on a 10-series card, but judging from these preliminary specifications, it’s likely that this GPU will target 1080p to 1440p performance at 60FPS. So, don’t expect staggering 4K performance from this GPU.
RTX 4060 Ti price speculation
We expect that the RTX 4060 Ti will retail for around $499 USD (₱27322.75) upon release. Considering that there is somewhat of a price bump at the high-end for the RTX 40-series, we also expect that the mid-range will also experience this. The RTX 3060 Ti launched for $399, so we anticipate a $100 bump in MSRP.
RTX 4060 Ti release date speculation
We expect the RTX 4060 Ti to release in mid-2023. Potentially, the GPU could release in Spring 2023, however, we are only just hearing more details about the GPU, so we still believe that the GPU could be a little while off, sadly. It’s likely that the RTX 4070 will release sightly before the RTX 4060 Ti, so it’s possible that Nvidia would want to release that first before digging in deeper with the mid-range.