Leaker: Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti May Offer RTX 3070 Performance

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To date, all of Nvidia's of GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards based on the Ada Lovelace architecture target enthusiasts with rather deep pockets. But the lineup is expanding to the midrange with products that should carry lower price tags. According to MyDrivers, Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti will be one of those midrange boards that will retail for sub-$500. Meanwhile, it will offer performance akin to that of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070, says well-known hardware leaker @kopite7kimi

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The cheapest GeForce RTX 40-series graphics card introduced to date is the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti that features a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $799, with performance that's about equal to the previous generation RTX 3090 (non-Ti). Nvidia yet has to disclose prices for its GeForce RTX 4070 (non-Ti) and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti parts, but since these parts will sit below the RTX 4070 Ti, the model RTX 4060 Ti will naturally retail at a lower price. Nvidia will make final decisions about the MSRPs of its products closer to launch, but general feedback on the 4070 Ti and 4080 pricing has been quite harsh.

As far as performance goes, Kopite7kimi suggests the 4060 Ti will only match the 3070, which would be pretty poor, frankly. With the 4070 Ti matching the 3090, the vanilla 4070 ought to at least match the 3080, if not the 3080 12GB / 3080 Ti. That would put the 4060 Ti at either 3070 Ti levels or even on par with the 3080 10GB.

Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti currently ranks as one of the best graphics cards for its price bracket, but it's due for replacement. The 4060 Ti will use a newer microarchitecture, and performance is likely to improve as well. But Nvidia has pushed prices up on every GPU class for the 40-series so far, and it wouldn't be surprising — though it would be disappointing — to see the future 4060 Ti priced $100 higher than the previous generation card.

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Nvidia RTX 40-Series Specifications
GPUFP32 CUDA CoresMemory ConfigurationTBPMSRP
GeForce RTX 4090AD1021638424GB 384-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X450W$1,599
GeForce RTX 4080AD103972816GB 256-bit 22.4 GT/s GDDR6X320W$1,199
GeForce RTX 4070 TiAD104768012GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X285W$799
GeForce RTX 4070AD1045888 (?)12GB 192-bit 21 GT/s GDDR6X250W (?)?
GeForce RTX 4060 TiAD1064352 (?)8GB 128-bit 18 GT/s GDDR6160W (?)<$500?
GeForce RTX 3070GA10458888GB 256-bit 14 GT/s GDDR6220W$499

Specification-wise, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is a rather curious product. Based on unofficial information, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti will rely on the AD106 GPU with 4352 CUDA cores mated with 8GB of 18 Gbps GDDR6 memory using a 128-bit interface. The new part would feature considerably fewer stream processors than the alleged GeForce RTX 4070 with 5888 CUDA cores, plus 33% less memory, which suggests a substantial performance gap between the two. About the only bright spot is that the RTX 4060 Ti is projected to consume 160W, which would be very low by today's standards. 

Furthermore, the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is expected to feature a 43% lower memory bandwidth compared to that of the GeForce RTX 4070, as well as a 36% lower DRAM bandwidth than its direct predecessor, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6 memory. The larger L2 cache should help, relative to the 30-series, but it would still be a wide gulf between the 4060 Ti and the 4070. Coming with just 8GB, the same as the 3060 Ti, 3070, and 3070 Ti (but less than the 3060) is also problematic. How this will affect its performance in cases of high resolutions and/or with antialiasing enabled is something that remains to be seen.

Nvidia will of course tout the benefits of DLSS 3 and Frame Generation yet again, but the further down the stack we go, the less beneficial FG becomes. Our testing to date indicates the best experience comes when the base FPS is already in the 60+ fps range. That's easy enough for cards like the RTX 4090 and 4080 to hit at 4K, but an 8GB GPU may struggle to reach that level of performance even at 1440p without dropping some of the other settings.

In any case, since we are talking about leaked details from unofficial sources, take the information with discretion since it may not be completely accurate. We're still looking forward to testing the future 4070 and 4060 Ti to see how they stack up, and hopefully prices will start to approach the true midrange sector.

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • Eximo
    Not leaving much wiggle room. With 3060Ti sitting at $400 and cheap 3070 sitting at $570 a sub $500 4060Ti would make things weird unless it underperforms the 3070 a little.

    It will either force price reduction or those 30 series cards are going to sit.
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  • btmedic04
    Calling it now; $600 msrp
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  • peachpuff
    btmedic04 said:
    Calling it now; $600 msrp
    699
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  • Archmage1809
    So NVIDIA technically offering us 4060Ti = 3060Ti +10%. Nope, nope, nope. I don't need that 160W TDP. Make it 220W and make it trade blow with at least 3070ti. Even 3060ti is better than 2080S and with some OC on custom AIBs, you can reach stock 3070 level in exchange for a little bit more heat and power consumption I guess.
    3060Ti seems to be another 1080ti situation. It is too good to be at that price range and 256-bit bus for an x60 card is a mistake (for NVIDIA). And 4060 non-Ti gonna be like 1060 3GB and 6GB situation, where 6GB is 4060ti and 3GB is 4060 in terms of core count, or maybe worse, no 4050 at all, 4060 96-bit and kill x50 series just like non-existent 2050.
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  • atomicWAR
    Prices will be insane. I am guessing the 4070 will be 699-750 while the 4060 Ti will be 650-699. 4060 likely be 575-650 Which will leave us with 500 dollar 4050's. I pray I am wrong but the way this cookie has been crumbling so far...likely my numbers are close to msrps.
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  • spongiemaster
    btmedic04 said:
    Calling it now; $600 msrp
    What do I get when you are wrong, which you will be?
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  • YouFilthyHippo
    If the 4070Ti takes on the 3090Ti, then then 4070 should take on the 3080Ti and the 4060Ti should take on the 3070Ti. The 4060 should take on the 3070.
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  • Ar558
    atomicWAR said:
    Prices will be insane. I am guessing the 4070 will be 699-750 while the 4060 Ti will be 650-699. 4060 likely be 575-650 Which will leave us with 500 dollar 4050's. I pray I am wrong but the way this cookie has been crumbling so far...likely my numbers are close to msrps.

    If nVidia do that they are crazy, They will be bad but not that bad, even Jenson can't believe a 4050 at $500 would be viable. I think 70 will be $699, 60Ti at $599, 60 at $499 and 50 at $399. All still outrageous rip offs
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  • Ar558
    Archmage1809 said:
    So NVIDIA technically offering us 4060Ti = 3060Ti +10%. Nope, nope, nope. I don't need that 160W TDP. Make it 220W and make it trade blow with at least 3070ti. Even 3060ti is better than 2080S and with some OC on custom AIBs, you can reach stock 3070 level in exchange for a little bit more heat and power consumption I guess.
    3060Ti seems to be another 1080ti situation. It is too good to be at that price range and 256-bit bus for an x60 card is a mistake (for NVIDIA). And 4060 non-Ti gonna be like 1060 3GB and 6GB situation, where 6GB is 4060ti and 3GB is 4060 in terms of core count, or maybe worse, no 4050 at all, 4060 96-bit and kill x50 series just like non-existent 2050.

    What you mean is the 60Ti is actual value for money and that goes fundamentally against nVidia's current policy. I won't buy a card without 12GB of RAM at least now so that would limit me to 70 and up and no way I'm paying $700+, I will have to wait to see if nvidia come to their senses by the the time we reach 50 series. AMD and Intel should really be running riot here. A Decent $300-350 60 Class equivalent could take the mass market from nVidia entirely.
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  • hotaru251
    kind of sad a "60 ti" is equal to 3070 non ti.

    meaning a 4060 will be worse....which means its will likely barely an upgrade over 3060.
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