Nvidia has silently released the 16GB version of the RTX 4060 Ti without any review coverage at the time of launch. RTX 4060 Ti is a very capable card for both 1440p & 1080p gaming and its direct competitors are RX 6700 XT, RX 6750 XT from AMD, and RTX 3060 Ti 12GB from Nvidia. During its first launch, RTX 4060 Ti has been criticized heavily because it came with 8GB RAM only, and that can become a bottleneck for modern-day AAA games especially when gaming at 1440p resolution. Now, with the launch of 16GB RTX 4060 Ti, users have very high hopes for this model because the extra 8GB VRAM can help address insufficient VRAM issues with AAA games and video memory-intensive applications or software. So, if you want to find out how the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti compares against the 8GB model then you can find the comparison below with gaming benchmarks.
RTX 4060 Ti 8GB vs 16GB Differences
The only major difference between the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4060 Ti 8GB is that the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB comes with an extra 8GB VRAM while the memory type (GDDR6), memory speed, memory interface, and memory bandwidth remain the same. Another difference between the two cards is that the power consumption of the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB model is increased by a mere 5 Watts. The official power consumption figures for RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4060 Ti 8GB are 165W and 160W respectively. When it comes to pricing then the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti costs 100 USD more than the 8GB version when we talk about the official base MSRP. The base MSRP of RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is 499 USD while the RTX 4060 Ti 8GB costs 399 USD. Some custom AIB models of these cards may cost more and you can check the current prices of these cards from the links given below.
RTX 4060 Ti 8GB vs RTX 4060 Ti 16GB Specifications
Below you can check the technical specifications comparison between RTX 4060 Ti 16GB and RTX 4060 Ti 8GB in an easy-to-read tabular format.
|RTX 4060 Ti (8 GB)
|RTX 4060 Ti (16 GB)
|CUDA Cores/Stream Processors
|4352 CUDA Cores
|4352 CUDA Cores
|8 GB GDDR6
|16 GB GDDR6
|PCI Express 4.0 (x8)
|PCI Express 4.0 (x8)
|SLI / CrossFire
|Official Price (Base MSRP)
RTX 4060 Ti 8GB vs 16GB Gaming Benchmarks
There is no point in comparing 8GB and 16GB versions of RTX 4060 Ti at 1080p resolution because, at 1080p gaming, both the cards will perform the same. It is because 8GB VRAM is sufficient for 1080p gaming unless you are faced with a badly optimized AAA game (port) like The Last of Us Part I which is notorious for eating VRAM and can use up to 10GB VRAM at 1080p resolution. Also, at 1080p resolution, games can be largely limited by the CPU especially if you have a relatively weaker processor.
1440p Gaming Benchmarks
Below are the benchmarks of RTX 4060 Ti 8GB and RTX 4060 Ti 16GB graphics cards in the latest AAA games at 1440p resolution.
From the above benchmarks, we can see that on average RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is only 5% faster than the 8GB model. This may not feel like a significant gain but in practicality 16GB VRAM makes the gameplay smoother and you will be less likely to suffer from stuttering when loading heavy textures or if there is too much action going on with a greater number of characters on the screen.
In the current scenario where AAA games can consume up to 8GB VRAM even at 1080p resolution, I think 16GB RTX 4060 Ti makes more sense and you will be quite future-proof. The only thing that goes against RTX 4060 Ti 16GB is its price which is 500 USD if we talk about the official base MSRP. Some custom models of RTX 4060 16GB from various AIBs do cost more because of the better cooler, build, and extra features they provide. I sincerely think that the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti should be priced the same as its 8GB model and the 8GB version should be priced at 80 USD less than its original price. If you have any queries regarding RTX 4060 Ti or want to add something here then please let me know in the comment box below.
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