GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB ends up slower than 8GB in official MSI testing

Published: Jul 20th 2023, 07:13 GMT   Comments

MSI RTX 4060 Ti 16GB tested… by MSI

Some very fresh first-party testing results.  

MSI has recently unveiled benchmark results for the latest RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GPU. Notably, neither NVIDIA nor any of its board partners provided test units to the media, resulting in a lack of official coverage when the card was released yesterday. NVIDIA took significant precautions to prevent leaks, even withholding the public driver until the official release date. Consequently, early purchasers (reviewers) of the card were unable to provide day-one coverage due to the absence of drivers.

Even MSI, as the manufacturer, had no prior knowledge of the card’s performance upon its launch. The very first ‘official’ benchmark was shared during the MSI Insider weekly podcast, where employees discuss the company’s latest hardware releases. During testing, it became evident that the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB did not exhibit a substantial performance improvement over the 8GB model. This outcome was expected, considering both cards share nearly the same TDP (165W vs. 160W), while higher memory capacity requires more power. Additionally, the benchmarking process lacked thoroughness, with limited runs and the use of identical scenes, resulting in a possibly high margin of error.

RTX 4060 Ti 16GB benchmarks, Source: MSI

Nevertheless, the RTX 4060 Ti 16GB GAMING X SLIM performed worse in four of the six games tested, even with image quality set to ultra/epic settings. This may disappoint gamers who were hoping for better performance in games like CS:GO and anticipated similar framerate in memory-intensive titles like Hogwarts Legacy.

Now, it falls to board partners to persuade gamers to choose the $100 more expensive 16GB variant of the RTX 4060 Ti. However, given the testing results, the benefits seem marginal and not consistently positive.

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