Rumors of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and 4060 have been circulating for months now, but this latest batch holds news that, if true, could be great for those looking for a cheaper graphics card.
According to a post by a credible leaker from Twitter MEGAsizeGPUand reported by VideoCardzNvidia will announce three SKUs for both the RTX 4060 Ti and the 4060 later this month. Buzz says the RTX 4060 Ti will be available in 8GB and 16GB memory variants, while the regular 4060 will only be available in the 8GB memory variant.
Moreover, the 8GB RTX 4060 Ti would be released as early as May 2023, so arguably the best graphics card on the market for most people could be just around the corner. The other two versions are due to be released in July 2023, which is still not that far away.
It looks like the 16GB RTX 4060 Ti has been added as a choice after the apparent backlash from initial reports from Nvidia only releasing the 8GB RTX 4060 Ti SKU. If true, the even better news is that the manufacturer listened to the opinions of potential buyers and added a more extensive option.
An early RTX 4060 Ti would be great news for gamers
Although other grunts on the vine gave us May 2023 release for RTX 4060 Ti, this recent report makes that seem much more likely. There is still no suitable mid-range option for current-gen gamers from Nvidia or AMD, and all the best cheap graphics cards are from the last generation, which is a problem for gamers who have never had the opportunity to upgrade their PCs in recent years. So releasing these cards quickly would be a great move by the Green Team and give them an advantage over the Red Team.
Another point is the one we recently covered where previous rumors revealed both The 4060T and 4060 would only come with the 8GB model with a 128-bit bus, which is obviously a terrible idea. First, it puts the card on par with the RTX 3060 Ti as it has the same amount of video memory with literally half the bus width, and both cards also have fewer shader cores. Yes, there have been optimizations of this generation, but still, come on Nvidia!
AAA games quickly require much more VRAM to run properly, e.g The Last of Us: Part I for PC is the best example. And while many of these games are not well optimized, it doesn’t change the fact that many gamers need better options for graphics cards that are already quite expensive.
In other words, Nvidia should not skimp on its budget gaming market. We deserve more than 8GB of VRAM, and so do buyers of high-end graphics cards.