As part of the latest Insider Weekly broadcast, MSI ran a gaming review of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB graphics card. The results were amazing. Tests have shown that the new product is actually slightly slower than the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti version with 8GB of memory.
Now it’s clear why NVIDIA and partners were not interested in sending samples of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB to specialized media and video bloggers for testing. The actual performance difference between the 16GB and 8GB versions of the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is only 0.5%. At the same time, a model with twice as much video memory turned out to be slightly slower in the same MSI tests in games like Cyberpunk 2077, F1 23 and Rainbow Six Siege. All games were tested with the maximum graphics quality settings. Graphics card speed parity was only shown in Fortnite and Hogwarts Legacy. And the only game where the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB performed better was CS:GO.
Keep in mind that the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB differs from the base model only in twice the amount of video memory, while maintaining a 128-bit bus. The novelty is based on exactly the same AD106-350 graphics processor with 4352 CUDA cores as in the model with 8 GB of memory. According to TechPowerUp, the only speculation that could explain the lower gaming performance of the RTX 4060 Ti with 16GB of memory is that using twice the amount of VRAM may result in higher latency.
As TechPowerUp notes, NVIDIA has officially confirmed that in the case of the RTX 4060 Ti, having 16GB of memory doesn’t make sense. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that the version with twice as much video memory is offered significantly more expensively than the model with 8 GB of memory.