The first Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB graphics cards have already started appearing on board partners’ websites, with Asus, MSI, and Zotac all putting up details of their new 16GB cards based on the $499 Nvidia gaming GPU.
However, there’s a definite lack of excitement in the industry about these new cards, with GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB cards not being seeded to reviewers. Nvidia told us itself that it has no plans to sample them to reviewers, and board partners have also been very quiet on the subject.
Let’s start with Zotac, which has added just one 16GB card to its RTX 4060 Ti lineup, which includes four 8GB models. The Zotac Gaming RTX 4060 Ti 16GB TwinEdge has the same spec as the 8GB version of the card, just with extra memory. It has a 2.2-slot width and a smattering of RGB lighting, while sticking with the stock GPU boost clock of 2535MHz.
On the other hand, MSI has added five 16GB variants to its lineup of RTX 4060 Ti cards, including the following models:
- MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Ventus 2x Black 16G OC
- MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X 16G
- MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Ventus 3x 16G OC
- MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim 16G
- MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim White 16G
Asus has also introduced a wide range of 16GB models, with eight new cards added to its RTX 4060 Ti lineup, including the following models:
- Asus Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GDDR6
- Asus Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti OC Edition 16GB GDDR6
- Asus Dual GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Advanced Edition 16GB GDDR6
- Asus ProArt GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GDDR6
- Asus ProArt GeForce RTX 4060 Ti OC Edition 16GB GDDR6
- Asus ProArt GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Advanced Edition 16GB GDDR6
- Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GDDR6
- Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4060 Ti OC Edition 16GB GDDR6
What’s interesting for us is that we were only able to find these cards by going to the manufacturers’ websites. We’ve received no press releases or announcements about them – it’s as if there’s a desire for no attention to be brought to them.
A part of the reason could be the price, which Nvidia has stated will be $499, compared with $399 for the otherwise-identical 8GB models. Unlike some other Nvidia GPU releases with more memory, such as the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB, the extra memory doesn’t come with a change in the GPU spec – the amount of memory is the only difference between these cards.
This is going to make the extra $100 a hard sell, particularly as it will start pushing overclocked cards into the same price range as budget GeForce RTX 4070 cards, such as the Asus Dual model we reviewed, which are likely to offer better value for money.
The lack of memory hurt the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti at launch, with even a 16GB Intel Arc A770 card being 231 percent faster in our Doom Eternal test with ray tracing enabled. However, the 16GB version simply looks too expensive for the performance on offer. Arguably, the card needed to come with 16GB of memory when it first launched for $399. As it is, the GeForce RTX 4070 looks like a better deal than the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, with its stronger shader performance.
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