Why no review coverage for NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 16GB?

Jul 18, 2023, 7:50 AM UTC
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Why no review coverage for NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 16GB?
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NVIDIA announced its highly anticipated GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model. However, the absence of review coverage and pre-release drivers has left reviewers and consumers alike eagerly awaiting the official release before making any purchasing decisions. This lack of early access has sparked curiosity among tech enthusiasts, as previous reports of lackluster interest and lukewarm responses to the RTX 4060 (Ti) launches in Japan have been met with humorous remarks, implying that only reviewers are eagerly anticipating these new cards. Adding to the intrigue, neither NVIDIA nor any board partner has provided any review samples, intensifying the anticipation surrounding this latest release.

In terms of specifications, the NVIDIA RTX 4060 Ti 16GB appears to have the same configuration as its 8GB variant, with the only difference being the doubled memory capacity. Surprisingly, NVIDIA has chosen to maintain the same thermal design power (TDP), which raises questions about how this adjustment will affect power distribution and overall performance.

GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
GeForce RTX 4060
Board/SKUPG190 SKU 363PG190 SKU 361PG173 SKU 371
ArchitectureAda (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)Ada (TSMC 4N)
CUDA Cores435243523072
Boost Clock2.5 GHz2.5 GHz2.4 GHz
Memory16 GB G68 GB G68 GB G6
Memory Clock18 Gbps18 Gbps17 Gbps
Memory Bus128-bit128-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth288 GB/s288 GB/s272 GB/s
InterfacePCIe Gen4 x8PCIe Gen4 x8PCIe Gen4 x8
Release DateJuly 18, 2023May 24, 2023June 29, 2023

Regarding performance expectations, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is anticipated to deliver higher frame rates in memory-intensive games. However, due to the limited bandwidth caused by the 128-bit memory bus and PCIe Gen4 x8 interface, there may still be a significant impact. This limitation suggests that users on the PCIe Gen3 platform might want to explore alternative options that offer full bandwidth to avoid any potential performance loss.

In the absence of current reviews, interested parties can turn to PCGamesHardware‘s simulated test, featuring an underclocked RTX 4070 GPU, for some preliminary insights into the potential performance of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB. However, it’s important to note that these results may not precisely reflect the capabilities of the actual product. For a comprehensive analysis and detailed reviews, it is advised to await the forthcoming reviews from established tech publications, which should be available in the coming days.

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