Here’s how GeForce RTX 4060 Ti compares to the rest of Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace lineup

40 Series goes mainstream.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti

Nvidia is today dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s by confirming launch plans for a trio of imminent RTX 4060 Series graphics cards.

Following months of leaks and speculation, the Ada Lovelace architecture officially makes its mid-range debut on May 24 with the arrival of GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. Priced at $399 / $389 for a Founders Edition model, the mainstream card promises to deliver “unparalleled performance at fantastic value” and will be joined by two additional x60 cards in a couple of months’ time.

A 16GB variant of the regular 8GB RTX 4060 Ti will arrive in July priced from $499 and available exclusively from Nvidia partners. At the other end of the x60 scale, a base RTX 4060 will also launch in July priced at $299 and employing a purpose-built AD107 GPU.

The importance of this segment cannot be overstated. Steam’s most recent hardware statistics highlight Team Green’s dominance in the market, and crucially, four out of the five most popular GPUs are in the 60-class of previous generations. Nvidia is desperate for those folk to migrate to a newer 4nm model, and RTX 4060 parts are being introduced across three key price points in an effort to entice the many gamers still clinging to 10- or 20-series gear.

GeForce RTX409040804070 Ti40704060 Ti4060
Launch dateOct 2022Nov 2022Jan 2023Apr 2023May 2023Jul 2023
Transistors (bn)76.345.935.835.822.9TBC
Die size (mm2)608.5378.6294.5294.5187.8TBC
SMs128 of 14476 of 8060 of 6046 of 6034 of 3624 of 24
CUDA cores16,3849,7287,6805,8884,3523,072
Boost clock (MHz)2,5202,5052,6102,4752,535TBC
Peak FP32 TFLOPS82.648.740.129.122.1TBC
RT cores1287660463424
RT TFLOPS191.0112.792.767.451.0TBC
Tensor cores51230424018413696
Texture units51230424018413696
Memory size (GB)2416121288
Memory bus (bits)384256192192128128
Memory clock (Gbps)2122.421211817
Bandwidth (GB/s)1,008717504504288272
L1 cache (MB)
L2 cache (MB)726448363224
Power (watts)450320285200160115
Launch MSRP ($)1,5991,199799599399299

Perusing the Club386 Table of DoomTM highlights sweeping changes in order to hit the target MSRPs. RTX 4060 Ti represents a 26 per cent reduction in core count compared to RTX 4070, and there are equally savage cuts at the back end, where memory bus shrinks to 128 bits and memory capacity is reduced to 8GB.

Available VRAM has become a hot topic in recent months, with certain high-profile titles demanding more memory at higher resolutions. Nvidia counters with 32MB of onboard L2 cache – a greater than 10x increase over RTX 2060 – which reduces the demand on memory subsystem to a certain extent.

Much to the dismay of add-in-board partners hoping to cash-in on demand for RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, Nvidia’s internal numbers hint at barely any discernible performance increase when playing a variety of games at a 1080p resolution with maximum quality settings.

We’ll await internal Club386 benchmarks to determine whether or not 8GB is sufficient, but it is important to reiterate target resolutions. Nvidia’s product stack is segmented in such a way that RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 are geared for 4K UHD, RTX 4070 Series is intended for 1440p QHD, while RTX 4060 Series aims squarely at high-framerate, 1080p FHD gaming.

On paper, RTX 4060 Ti appears an easy win for Nvidia. Pricing remains consistent with previous-generation RTX 3060 Ti, performance is enhanced through a latest-generation feature set comprising DLSS 3 and third-generation RT cores, while total graphics power is particularly frugal at just 160 watts.

RTX 4060 regular, meanwhile, is trimmed right the way back to a lightweight 3,072 cores. The 8GB card will go head-to-head with rival Radeon RX 7600 and if AD107 specifications look familiar, that’s because RTX 4060 has already made its debut in wattage-restricted laptop form.

We’re all set for a fascinating month of mainstream PC gaming. Watch this space, Club386 benchmarks and analysis coming soon.