Nvidia’s peace offering doesn’t appear to be working


Nvidia’s RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is right here, however you wouldn’t comprehend it in the event you didn’t observe GPU information carefully. Evidently the GPU would possibly simply be thus far behind a number of the best graphics cards that Nvidia isn’t promoting it an excessive amount of. Consequently, early benchmarks are scarce.

MSI has launched some benchmarks of its personal, evaluating the 8GB and the 16GB variations of the RTX 4060 Ti. It seems that the brand new GPU would possibly really be slower. Is that this why Nvidia didn’t even make its personal model of this card?

Two MSI RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GPUs over a black background.

The RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is a bizarre one. Usually, when a brand new GPU hits the market, reviewers are despatched check items in order that the opinions can go up forward of the particular launch. Nvidia additionally normally (however not at all times) makes its personal Founders Version GPUs to launch alongside these made by its board companions. This time, Nvidia hasn’t offered the media with any check items, and it didn’t put together a Founders Version GPU for this mannequin.

It seems that its poor efficiency is perhaps accountable for all of this, though every little thing is kind of hush-hush. Luckily, MSI launched just a few gaming comparisons in its weekly podcast. The episode has since been set to personal, however TechPowerUp caught it earlier than it disappeared, so we are able to see how the 2 playing cards stack up.

MSI’s testing hasn’t been very thorough, so it could possibly be that the benchmarks will end up a bit of higher. Nonetheless, what we all know proper now could be that the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti hits barely decrease frames per second (fps) in Cyberpunk 2077, F1 2023, Rainbow 6: Siege, and Fortnite than the 8GB model. It offered across the similar fps in Hogwarts Legacy, which is a little bit of a letdown, because the recreation is quite constrained by the low quantity of VRAM on the 8GB model. The 16GB RTX 4060 Ti scored one win, main in CS:GO with 445 fps, whereas its predecessor maxed out at 419 fps.

MSI's benchmarks of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB.
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After all, the RTX 4060 Ti was by no means going to be a killer GPU. It sports activities the very same specs because the 8GB model, with the added VRAM being the one distinction. Sadly, 16GB over a 128-bit bus continues to be not the miracle treatment that some might have hoped for with this model, and the truth that each playing cards share virtually the very same TGP actually doesn’t assist.

Even when it is going to carry out properly in sure titles, it’s nonetheless an additional $100 that’s onerous to justify if the GPU is about the identical (or worse) throughout the board. You would possibly as properly simply purchase the RTX 4070, which has 12GB reminiscence however a lot better specs general. It looks like Nvidia’s strange pricing strategy continues to be alive and properly, and shopping for a GPU on this era continues to be a guessing recreation, as extra money actually doesn’t translate to higher efficiency anymore.

This GPU initially appeared like a little bit of a peace providing from Nvidia. It defended its questionable choice to launch the 4060 Ti with 8GB VRAM, nevertheless it additionally deliberate to launch this GPU shortly after for individuals who want the additional reminiscence. Sadly, this GPU simply would possibly show that merely stacking more VRAM doesn’t assist — the remainder of the cardboard’s structure must be adjusted to match for there to be any impact.

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